Above, little Miss Poppy Dip (yes, my camera was yucky or something)..BUT...for some GREAT pics (much better than mine) head on over to the Poppy Dip blog: http://www.itspoppydipblog.blogspot.com/
I must explain these WET pics...We knew it would be HOT...so we provided MANY water soakers and such...and well...it kept ALL the big kids entertained for a LONG TIME!! They had "WATER WAR" going on from what I heard!!!
We not only used our back yard, but also our drive way, our basement and well...really our entire home was filled!!!
The stage in the kid's playroom was a hit!!
(above, my nephew Nathan...getting so BIG)!! He was adopted from Ethiopia almost 2 years ago by my sister Kelly!! Wow, where has the time gone!
I loved chatting with the families that came by to just "inquire" about adoption!! So neat to keep seeing God at work in people's hearts!!
Oh, such cute kiddos!!!!
The Stivers came in from Kentucky....pictured above...so glad they could make it!!
Oh, this little Ethiopian Beauty, Hope, just hurts me with her cuteness!!! :)
My friend Karen, my videographer and photographer, came by to hang too with her boys!!
The dessert table.....yuuummmmyyyyy!!!
LL got to hang with her travel buddy Silas too!!
LL just gets MORE "giddy" as the night goes on....By the time everyone leaves, she's on a sugar high and ready to "cheese" for the camera!!! And that's what she yells in these pics: "CHEEEESE"!!!
**I'm just straight up blessed for knowing all these families and following their journeys!! If someone had told me 5 years ago that I'd have 5 children and one from Ethiopia and I'd host hundreds of African children/families in my back yard....I would never have believed them!! It blows me mind THE PLANS the Lord has for our life THAT YOU JUST HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT!!! By simply saying "YES" to God's Plan, our life has been BLESSED more than I could have ever imagined possible!!!
Thanks everyone for coming last night...And, happy Monday to you all, kj
P.S. Just remembered a shout out for a fellow AGCI family: Check out www.godetchedyourname.blogspot.com for some great stuff being raffled off for their adoption!! She's also a talented writer with a big heart!! :) enjoy kj