Saturday, February 13, 2010

February African Fellowship Group..(warning :)

WARNING: BLOG OWNER DISCLAIMER: This blog owner can not be held responsible for any actions one might take AFTER viewing the following adorable children. Contents of this post might make you have the uncontrollable urge to jump on the next ADOPTION TRAIN and head to your local adoption agency!! These children and families are so stinkin adorable that you might be left asking yourself WHY HAVEN'T I STARTED THE PROCESS YET!!! :)
Ok, so if you've read my disclaimer and STILL want to see some cuteness...READ ON!! :) Today we had the February African Fellowship Group at one of our local indoor church playgrounds!! It was SO much fun...and I always leave WANTING every one's adorable children!! Ok, so I know I have enough of my own...but seriously...these are some wonderful families with BIG HEARTS for adoption....AND...their kids just couldn't be cuter!!!! :) ABOVE, we have a new adorable little girl to add to our group...She arrived home from Ethiopia with her new family only 6 days ago!! AND, yes, they still made it to Fellowship Group!! :) She takes my breath away with her beauty!! wow!!


And, the cuteness continues..........







Above, we have a new family to our group...This is an agci family that brought their baby girl home in November...She and my Lucy lane share the bond of coming from the same orphanage...so cool!!
Above, another AGCI family traveling NEXT WEEK to pick up their boys!! Yay, can't wait!!
Above, another AGCI family WAITING on baby brother Elijah!!

Oh, this cutie above came home to her family this summer..about the same time as LL!! So adorable!!

Another sweet family WAITING on baby sister to come home!!



Above, we have Shewit and his big sister posing for me!! He's also from HH and has only been home a short while!!OH, and it was so good seeing LL's best buddy Silas!! He's Lucy Lane's travel buddy and we know they spent many days together rolling around in the sun at HH waiting on their mommy and daddy to arrive!! :)This adorable little girl, above, LOVED Lucy lane!! It was so sweet!!Above, I met this family at Target this week...(i'll have to blog about that story soon...such another God story)...They came today to check things out as they are trying to figure out which agency they want to sign with!!
Above and below: a couple of pics of the CROWD!! :) So fun!!
Of, course...the food is always good at these things!!!Oh, and I LOVE getting some pics of Silas and LL together!! Such sweet friends with a special bond!! And, oh, they are just so cute!!


And, I knew it was time to wrap things up when LL starts looking like this above!!! :) She'd had enough of the "cuteness" and was ready to head home!! :)
**It was an awesome afternoon and I'm so thankful for this wonderful group of families!! AND, there were so many other people there that I didn't get to snap a pic of...AND, MANY agencies are represented in this group..but I was afraid if I started naming every one's agencies, I'd get them mixed up and confused! :) Thanks everyone for coming out today!! I look forward to seeing you all again next month!! :) Praising God for each and everyone of you!!
Happy Saturday to you all, kj

23 comments:

  1. It DOES make me want to jump on the adoption train! But, I'm only 22, so yeah. Just a couple more years though!

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  2. Love, love, LOVE all the pictures. Gorgeous. Oh, and I love the last one of Lucy. LOL

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  3. What an awesome looking group! I can't wait to find a similar group to meet with when we get home with our little one! By the way...I LOVE all of LL's bows. Do you have a certain website that you get all of her cute hair bows from? Were you selling them at one time???
    Have a great rest of the weekend,
    Deena

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  4. Okay! You have me laughing so hard I am crying!!! I seriously am...the picture of my husband being slapped by Ryann is hilarious. He is really happy with you for posting that. I cannot stop laughing at it. OH SO FUNNY!

    Had lots of fun today! Thanks for planning it!
    Hugs,
    Amy

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  5. SOOOOOOOOOOOO fun! Yes you are in trouble for this post---1. You make me want to live there close to all you cool people soooo bad and 2.This makes me want OUR BABY home even more!!! I CAN'T wait! LOVED the pics of Lucy Lane and Silas!!! SO CUTE!

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  6. Ok, that little girl at the top is the most BEAUTIFUL thing I have ever seen!!!!! Oh I can't wait for our referral!!!

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  7. Your right this definetly makes me want to get on the next plain ride to Africa. Oh boy!! I so really do want to do this !!

    Wish we lived closer. what a great support of people in your community.

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  8. your disclaimer is PRICELESS! wow...so many precious ones. this motivates me to gather our group together again. and makes me want to be at the agci picnic in nashville so bad!

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  9. Great pictures Kristi! We had a great time and Silas loved seeing his girl, Lucy Lane:) Thanks for organizing this!

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  10. So much cuteness in one place!!! How can you stand it!!! lol =) Looks like an awesome day! tfs

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  11. such adorable pictures! loved your disclaimer!

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  12. Kristi - Thanks for making us feel so welcome today. We had a great time getting to know other adoptive families. Makes us really excited about bringing our little girl home! I got so tickled by your disclaimer because when we got in the car to leave the church, my husband said, "That little girl Lucy, I want one that looks like HER!" Ha ha! Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
    Amanda, Jason, Aidan, Hannah & "Hootie" Humphrey
    www.TotallyCrazy4Him.blogspot.com

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  13. There is a bill being presented to congress right now that will establish a new office under the Secretary of State with the objective of preserving families and placing orphans in permanent families. All children deserve a family. To learn more and to support the Families for Orphans Act go to orphanact.blospot.com

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  14. What great families--such amazing kids! Today is my little girl's 1st Birthday (she is an AGCI Taiwan baby)!!! We love AGCI.....

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!

    Tonya & Janie

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  15. I love the idea of this fellowsip. I live in AL and to my knowledge, no one near us has adopted from Africa. We may indeed be the first ones in our area and we are praying that God will use us as His messengers. We've got a long road before us and ask for everyone who will to pray on our behalf. You remain an inspiration to us. God Bless You.
    Amy
    legacyofmylove.blogspot.com

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  16. So glad to finally meet you! Thanks for organizing such a great get together. We had so much fun and loved meeting other fellow adoption families. I'm like you it makes me want everyone's adorable child...can't wait to adopt again!

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  17. Look at that CROWD of cuteness!
    Seeing your group grow leave me covered in chills!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
    Kim

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  18. What a great afternoon! Thanks so much for planning it, toting all the supplies, email, phone calls, etc--- nothing goes unnoticed! --- now I'm back to packing and organizing! :))

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  19. another reason to visit your neck of the woods - all that cuteness! LOVE THE PICS!

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  20. How fun! I told my husband, this really makes me wish we lived in Nashville! Such beautiful kids and how wonderful that you all have such a growing support system. Now if we could just get this paperwork stage to move faster we could get even closer to bringing our little girl home!
    Jenny C.
    calcrew.wordpress.com

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  21. I just LOVE your disclaimer!!!

    And how wonderful for all these awesome families to be able to get together once a month and celebrate their African babies!

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  22. Kristi, Great to meet you Saturday - thanks for organizing!!! We'll be back for sure!! :)

    Jason and Sarah Underhill
    http://sarahunderhill.wordpress.com

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  23. We traveled with Eva's family! How cool that they are a part of your group! Aren't they amazing?! Tell them that the East's (Macy Birtukan's family) say hello! :)

    Theresa

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Thank you for your kind words!!