Wow, thank you ALL so much for ALL your sweet and kind comments regarding OUR RECENT announcement!! Yall are ALL too good to me!! :) I'm so excited to say that our LAST homestudy visit was YESTERDAY and WE'RE ONE STEP closer to getting this little guy home:Yes, as some of you said...A momma that has held her son and KNOWS in her heart that ONLY some paper work stands in our way...WILL DRIVEAROUND and DO MIRACULOUS things to make sure I'm getting him home as fast as I possibly can!! So, yes, our dossier is finished...our updated homestudy should go for review this Wednesday..then..I'm handed it back "maybe" Thursday...then HOPEFULLY i'm sending everything to Ethiopia NEXT WEEK!! (That will be 3 weeks folks that it took me to get EVERYTHING headed towards Ethiopia to get our little guy home ...record time :) Then, of course, we have to be fingerprinted again..and wait on our U.S. government to issue me the paper work to "leave for court" and to "return" with our little love BACK into the country!! All that can take a while...So..still LOTS of WORK ahead of us...but we're checking them off one by one AS FAST AS WE CAN!! :)
***So, a HUGE thank you to Jenn over at www.theartoflivingdesigns.blogspot.com for updating my header today and for adding the title under our family pic "Waiting on Wes"!! She also created my first EVER button yall can grab (if ya want :) which reminds everyone to "pray our little guy home"!!! Love it..thanks so much Jenn!! She said you could still "copy the code" even though I have my blog "right click disabled"..by highlighting the code..then...something like: Command "C" !! Maybe?? I'm computer "slow"..that's why I'm so thankful to have "Jenn" around in my life to have her help me when it comes to "blog" tech stuff!! :) ****So, Jenn is on her third special needs adoption from China...She also has two bio kids...which yes, puts her at 5 kiddos!! You can read all about it by going to her personal blog at www.lovelaughlearngrow.com She works on blogs to raise money for her own adoptions..so check her out..use her to redo YOUR blog or site...She's awesome to work with!! Congrats Jenn on #5 and Thanks a million for updating my blog for me!! :) YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!
**A question I got: Where does the name Wes come from?? Wes is short for "Westel" which is my grandfather's name!! My Grandfather is still living and STILL is hip and active and flies planes and hunts all the time. (my grandpa and grandma pictured below)
He's a fun grandpa to have around...and..well...all 5 kids are named after a grandparent...so we knew #6 would be too...and well...we're running out of grandparents...and....I just have always liked his name "Wes"...So, the kids have called "Wes" by name EVER SINCE Lucy Lane came home...We were on the sibling list for "two" when we were adopting Lucy Lane...BUT "one" came around first!! :) So, if Lucy Lane had a twin brother then the kids all knew it was going to be "Wes" ....So, they've asked "when" did their Wes get to come home for....ummm...a year and a half now!! So, he's ALWAYS felt like a part of our fam...cause we've called him by name FOR A LONG TIME!! So...I'll do a post soon on HOW the kids have prayed for him, included him in all holidays, school projects, etc. soon!! Their hearts have played a BIG part in this!!!
***That's ALL i've got tonight....Oh, Head on over to my friend Emily's blog: www.teamalexander.blogspot.com She's doing a raffle sort of thing to raise money for her son's village in Ethiopia...She and I go back to DAY ONE of adoption world..and..I LOVE what she's doing in Ethiopia!! Her heart is huge and her dreams for this village are just UNBELIEVABLE!!! Check it out...you won't be sorry!!!
**And, thanks again Jenn for my new button...too cute!! happy Monday to you all, kj