Thursday, November 25, 2010

9 Days

remain until we are a family of four living on the same continent. Words simply cannot express the gratitude in my heart today. Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ethiopian Birth Certificate

Today we received our sons NEW birth certificate. This may not seem like a big deal, but it makes everything feel so much more real to me. We are now recorded in Ethiopia as Bunte's mom and dad. The other beautiful part of receiving his birth certificate today is that it means Wes is on track -though not confirmed- to travel for his embassy appointment on December 1st! In addition to his birth certificate, we received our Visa 37 confirmation from the embassy and Bunte's adoption decree issued by the courts! Our son's legal name (as it is printed on his Ethiopian documents) is Bute Wesley Kite. It is customary for Ethiopian children to take their father's first and last name. We are one more step closer to bringing this boy home! Please keep praying for Bute to have a negative TB test (that is pretty much our last major hoop to jump through)!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Scary Giraffe?

Payton had a great time getting 'eats this year! I am sure everyone was terrified of this scary giraffe! He was oh so cute!