a court date and a video

Two BIG things:

1.  We got a court date!  Really?! Everyone’s story of adoption is different but we never thought that Ethiopia would give us a day to appear in court so quickly.  July 10th.  Yep, that’s in 16 days!  So we are kickin’ it into high gear, buying airline tickets and freaking out a little bit [actually a-lotta-bit].  Please pray for us as there are many details to figure out and line up before we leave to see Bruk and hold Bruk and kiss Bruk and make Bruk sick of big smiley blonde people.  We can’t wait to see him!  And I guess we won’t have to wait long!

2.  If your the observant type you might have noticed that we like to share links to other blogs and organization on the right side of this page.  One blog that we have grown very fond of is Give1Save1.  It’s creative and informative but also has a beautiful “greater” purpose.  An adopting family is featured every week and thousands of people get to hear that familie’s story.  So, we submitted a video of our adoption story [the one we showed at the silent auction] and they picked us to be the family for this week!  Many of you have already given so much to us so all we ask is that you share this video with your friends!  We had lots of fun making it and think you’ll really enjoy it.


Click that big ol’ Give1Save1 banner to see for yourself!




  1. Sara · June 25, 2012

    The video was captivating and a beautiful example of your hearts! Praying for you both through this adventure!


  2. Elizabeth Abel · June 27, 2012

    I am so excited for your family!! I came across a blog on pintrest that you might be interested in. foreverbygrace.blogspot.com I’m not where they are in comparison to your adoption process, but they are adopting from Africa and their adoption pics (instead of maternity pics) are some great ideas!!


  3. Jenn · July 2, 2012

    I’m sure you guys probably don’t remember me or my husband, but we were at BBC around the same time you were…probably in the same class for all I know (geesh, I am getting old). Just wanted to let you know I stumbled across your blog and video and am super excited for the journey that God’s taking you on! Wow! Phil & I have always had a heart for adoption so we love hearing stories like yours. God has woven His love & grace into your lives and it’s really awesome to see it playing out in such a vibrant way. Have fun meeting your sweet boy!


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