It’s time.


Alrighty… Tomorrow morning at 6:05 AM we will be leaving for ETHIOPIA!

Its hard to believe that by Thursday by afternoon we will be holding our Bruk and never have to let him go! Makes me smile just typing that 🙂

We return to NC on Thursday October 4th at 1:20pm.

If anyone wants to greet us at the airport, we may be a little jet-lagged but no doubt excited to see ya!  There is even a convenient waiting area at RDU for people anticipating the arrival of loved ones [that’s us!].

Here’s the details:

04 OCT 12  –  THURSDAY




 Once we get home from the airport we are planning to lay low for a couple of weeks.  We don’t know yet how Bruk will do with the transition, but do know it will be a dramatic change for him. To minimize the shock of this transition we are asking that friends and family please call us before “dropping in”.  Even then, we can’t promise that he will be ready for visitors.  This may sound odd and we know you want to squeeze him too.  But in this new process of being knit together as a family we want to do what’s best for him as he bonds with his mommy and daddy.

We are so excited for everyone to meet him!  Thank you for loving us and making this moment so much sweeter.

Sincerely grateful,

Drew and Cass



green means GO!

And thats what we are gonna do! This morning at 4:30am we got an email from the Embassy and… our case is cleared! We gave them some dates and then they will schedule whichever one is open.  So, we plan to travel NEXT WEEK!  As soon as we know the actual travel date, [and calm down a little] we will let you know in another post.  We are pretty stinkin’ excited right now.


We are coming Bruk!  Doesn’t he look excited too?!



So many people have made this moment a reality.  Most recently, Show Hope, has given us a chance to raise some extra money toward a grant they already awarded us.  You don’t need to give any money, all we ask is that you “heart” our profile on this facebook page –>  I heart adoption promo

Ok!   Time to pack!


Drew and Cass




Choosing to laugh

So we haven’t heard anything yet. It wont be until next week sometime that we hear any news about our travel dates. The last interview did take place, but the Embassy has requested a few other documents to complete the clearance of our case.  Its been a rough week of waiting, but there have been a few glimpses of cuteness.

Such as….Our case worker sent us a picture of Bruk and his new “friend” at the transition home.

He is growing up WAY to fast!

Here’s a little something to keep you laughing. While we were with Bruk in July, we had to learn quick how to do a lot of things. One of those things was to put this little guy to bed! Here’s a video of Drew attempting to get Bruk to sleep without waking him up. It’s much harder than it sounds. Plus, I really couldn’t be any help to him because I had to hold the video camera and laugh as he tried to rock him to sleep.

This weekend we are choosing to keep laughing and be thankful for all we have.

Thanks for watching and giggling with us!