Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Extra, Extra!

Here's a great article on the Davis family's adoption of Nyah.  Well, I guess it's only PART of the article.  I'd post the rest of it but I'm pretty sure there are copyright laws preventing me from doing so.  Congrats again Jim and Dixie!  What a lovely family.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Fun!

Alright so I know we haven't been the best bloggers lately. Before we had Marley we read lot's of adoption blogs and hated it when families would get home with their little ones and their new posts got farther and farther apart. Now we totally understand why! You see, just a few weeks ago, Marley figured out how to pull all the way up on her feet. Yup, that's right, we're officially the parents of a full-blown puller-upper and soon to be parents of a full-blown stands-on-our-owner too! Needless to say, large portions of our evenings are spent chasing Miss M around and around, taking things out of her mouth, and trying to convey the meaning of "no,no" to her. And you know what?!?! We wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!
     A couple of weeks ago we attended the CHI Reunion in St. Louis. It was such a blast FINALLY getting to meet several of the wonderful people who's blogs we have followed for the past few years. Finally got to meet the Salyers and Hyman families and lovely Ru and (other) Miss Marley :) It was awesome to finally be able to connect face-to-face with these wonderful families. We can't wait to see them again some day!
     While in St. Louis we met up with the Davis' (who just arrived home with their little Nyah about 2 months ago) and to our surprise had adjoining rooms. We had a blast hanging with these guys. There boys, Davin and Delton are a hoot and Nyah was just amazing. We spent Saturday with the Davis clan hanging at the reunion and then we were off to the zoo for the afternoon. It was the perfect weekend! We are truely blessed to have a fellow Ethiopian adoptive family like the Davis' living so close here in rural NW Missouri!
     Other than the reunion, it's been the normal summer stuff here. Marley has officially become a pool rat this summer! We love, love, LOVE kicking, screaming and splashing in the pool (and tub). This last weekend we had both sides of the family over for our first ever weenie roast at our new fire ring we just built. Lot's of weiners, smores, and games. Until next time, more pics!

All ready to meet my Ethiopian gal-pals in St. Louis!

Momma & Marley at the reunion

Finally meeting Missy and Elisa!  Good to see Alida again too!

Marley meets Marley!

Breakfast in bed at the Mariott

Daddy and Marley at the Mariott pool

Momma and Marley doing kissy-faces

Havin' a blast in the tub

Tellin' Aunt Brenda a reeeeeally big campfire story at the weenie roast

Daddy hanging with Marley and Abby at the roast

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Purple Cat, Purple Cat, what do you see?"

For some reason Marley's newest passion is Purple Cat in the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear".  Her reactions are priceless everytime finds him.  :)

P.S. Disregard the messy room! For some reason, our house looks like this a lot more often :) Will post more updates soon!


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