trip to Ethiopia part 2


Here we are right before leaving for court on Tuesday.  And you know how that went 🙂  We have a son!


Bruk’s waking up from a nap face

Bruk loves to eat.  He drinks bottles but can also down little bits of eggs, bread, and his favorite, BANANAS.

He also likes to be outside.

He isn’t shy in front of the camera.

And loves his mom.


Showing him off to our mom’s was a so fun.  We followed Bruk with the computer while wandered around the room and played with his stuff.  Naturally, the grandma’s were thrilled.

This picture is for Grammy.  She told us to take him home in our suitcase.  So we tried him for size.


If you only like happy endings you might want to stop reading.  These last two photo’s are from the car ride to drop him back off at the transition home before flying back to the States.

We are still recovering from that moment and probably won’t be 100% Drew and Cassie until we bring him home.  It will take another “6 to 8 weeks” to get his documents together [passport, visa, birth-cert, etc..] so please pray for us and our sweet son as we wait.


Ok one more so you’ll stop crying 🙂






  1. Molly · July 21, 2012

    I found your blog via Liz Runge’s blog. He is so cute! Reading your post reminded me a lot of our little boy who we just adopted from Russia. He LOVES bananas. And, i had an incident in Russia where he rolled into the suitcase. I hope you don’t have to wait too long… one of my friends just adopted from Ethiopia, and i know how hard that can be.


  2. Jolene (Homespun Heritage) · July 23, 2012

    Oh what a sweet heart he is! We’ve been waiting for 18 months to bring our two home from China and have been waiting for a month for the final travel approval..this wait is so hard! Definitely praying for you as you begin your wait!


  3. Jenn · July 25, 2012

    Cassie, I have been following your journey and it has been a joy to pray for you and Drew! But oh my, 6-8 weeks!? Heart wrenching 😦 I will be thinking of you and praying for you daily and of course for your precious son as well! Thanks for living and loving God’s way, may time fly until you hold your sweet boy in your arms again ❤ -Jenn (Brunsell) Kallman, from your BBC days 🙂


  4. jen · July 27, 2012

    you’re right about the crying!! God is soooooo good!!


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