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Thursday, July 2, 2009

quick update


We are still in Missouri and will head home tomorrow. Family camp was amazing- a relaxing and restful week with the team. We are staying with the Neal's for a night and will drive home tomorrow.

I was so surprised to receive the call at camp. We were enjoying our first full day of camp, and it never occured to me to check my phone. The boys were out playing paint ball, the girls were running around,and I was in the room giving Abe a bottle. I looked at my phone and saw that I had a voicemail. I still wasn't thinking referral at all..............."Hi Emily, this is Sara" and my mind went blank. I started fumbling around, looking for a pen, freaking out that Moody was out playing paint ball! I called her back and got her voicemail.

What seemed like forever (actually only about 10 min)-- she called me back. I told her that Moody was out with the boys and I would call back as soon as I could. I was pacing back and forth, found the girls and we waited for the boys to come in through the front gate.

They finally returned and we called Sara back. We then proceeded to spend the next 20 minutes trying to find internet while Sara waited patiently on the phone! I bet she (and all the other guests) thought we were so nutty. :)

Finally we saw our boy and read all about him. He is so beautiful! We are in love. :)

My sweet mom put a package together to send with our buddies, the Fournets. They leave today.

More when we get home.

29 comments:

Candy said...

Can't wait for you guys to get home! We've missed you and look forward to the Fourth.

Can't wait to get the report from the Fournets. At least he has some pics of his forever family until we get there.

Love to all!
Mom

Melissa said...

Whoohoo!!!! Can't wait to hear more!

Kristy -Mom To 6 Blessings said...

What a sweet story and an amazing blessing! I'm so glad that you have had a wonderful and restful week at Family Camp. We head off to our Family Camp on Sunday. Even if we got the referral call then (a possiblity,) I am not sure that the cell phone coverage is good enough to retrieve the message! :-)I can't wait to hear more about your little guy!
Blessings,
Kristy

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! How amazing!

Jess said...

I miss you! I'm so excited!!! Can't wait to talk! We both have new babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Well almost ;)

Sarah said...

YAY!!! Congrats to you and your family! What an exciting process! I know it's long and hard but I am sure seeing your boy on that screen makes up for a lot of the waiting. Excited to take this journey with you all again on your blog.
Sarah

Kari said...

Miss you & fam soooo much!! I need a kiss from Abe right now:)
xoxo

D said...

I am so excited! Can't wait to hear more!

The Redman's said...

Super exciting!!!!!!! (makes me think/hope that our referral for a little older boy could come quick!! YIKES!!!)

I bet he's absolutely beautiful!!

Again, congrats!!

Henley on the Horn said...

Congratulations! What an exciting time in your lives. We can't wait to to see his precious face!

Misty said...

i love you all! miss you and wish i could give each of you a big hug! :) can't wait to see little "newbie" and hear all the details!!

Little Ethiopia(n) said...

EMILY! How very exciting! Hopefully we'll get a courtdate soon and then we can go take pictures for you! -Kat

Abby said...

Can't tell you just how excited I am for all of you...and that sweet little man on the other side of the world. Wow. Just awesome. Can't wait to hear more!

Janet said...

Wahoo!! What a sweet blessing to learn about your new son at family camp! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more about him!

Beth said...

Congratulations! We just got home from camping and saw your awesome news! Hooray.

Journey to Jaden said...

Wgat a beautiful family and I hope you make it through court quickly!!

Amber said...

I didn;t even know you were adopting again. I must have missed that post. Congrats! That is so exciting!

Dawn said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Jess said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!

(my email is still the same if you are sharing anything else. . . ;)

I am SO happy for you!!!!

PRAISE GOD!!! Praying for your little guy!!!

Amy Jo said...

I'm still smiling about your news!!! God is SO good! Can't WAIT to hear more and to see your new son in your arms. So great that you were able to send off a package. What a precious Mom you have! Rejoicing with you and excited for our official referral call to come! Sweet blessings & JOY, Amy

Erica said...

So so exciting! God is SO good. Congratulations!!

Kelly said...

Hi Emily! I have heard so much about you from our mutual friends. You have such a beautiful family... that Abe is something else... love his gummy grin... Congrats on your new referral!!

Amy Bottomly said...

yay!

Rhonda said...

Happy 4th of July!

Lori said...

I can't wait to talk to you!!!!

Holli said...

CONGRATS!!! AGAIN AND AGAIN! ONE blessed boy and one BLESSED FAMILY! Much love to you all! Praying your son can join you all SOON!

Rebecca said...

I still can't get over the fact that you all have your referral!! Can't wait to see your precious boy's little face!

P.S. Looks like we were in Springfield at the same time! We stayed with Ben's cousins Wednesday and Thursday!

Oatsvall Team said...

how funny i already know all this information yet i am sitting at my computer crying right now ... i love you Lord and I am so thankful for the miracle of adoption, I am thankful for the alexander family, i am thankful for how Abe keeps us on our knees and praising you, i am thankful for my sweet sweet sister Emily and all that she means to my heart and i am thankful for the newest member of the team ...

love ya sista !!!

TJ Wilson said...

em - sleepless, reading your sweet words. so touched, so happy with this news of your little one. look forward to hearing more - love this!

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