Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Last 6 Months

What have Caris and I been up to the last 6 months???

Caris says, "I don't know." GRIN.

A whole lot of fun staying home together. I have been loving this 1:1 time with my baby girl. She is more of a toddler now than a baby! She is 21 months old already. 

She LOOOOVES cats. She has 3 favorite stuffed animals we have named Douglas, Aurora, and Albert. She loooooves books. She loves balls. And she loves being outdoors going on walks in her wagon, playing with her water table, or just wandering through our yard.

She loves her mama, too. Mama's girl, for sure!

Mama loves dressing her up. 

She learned to walk in March and has been on-the-go ever since! Especially when Dada is chasing her! Ha.

Time is a-flying.

A little spring sunshine.

My cheerful babe.

Her swing she could swing in all day.

How are y'all???

I just can't have an update without pictures of Caris. Seriously. She is my earthly light. I am in love with her spunk, her cuddles, and her laughter.

We don't have a very great outlook on our Ethiopian adoption. AGCI is making one 'last' trip to Ethiopia in July to assess the program and any possible orphanage partnerships, but it has been stressed to us time and time again that the corruption in adoptions doesn't leave our program with much hope to continue on ethically. We have been told a final decision will be made and shared the first week of August. We have been told over and over that it would be wise to switch country programs, but our hearts just won't let us walk away until the door is fully closed. If that happens in August, we will then begin pursuing adoption within the United States. Please pray for us and all families who have continued in the program, and also all the orphans left behind due to corruption. 


  1. Oh my goodness ... how is Caris 21 months already??!?! Oh, she is a cutie pie!! :-D
    I love all of her favorites ... they are mostly my favorites too (cats, books & walks)! I love all her outfits and all the pictures - what a true joy to be a mama to her!
    I'm so sorry that adoption in Ethiopia may not be possible for you. I will pray for God's will to be done, but my heart breaks (like yours does) for the children who will not be adopted.
    Please keep us posted on your adoption situation, and absolutely keep us posted with all things Caris!! :)

    1. Great to hear from you! I miss your updates! But, I'm not great at updating either. Such is life. Thank you for the thoughts and prayers....can't wait to see how God grows both of our families over the next few years!

  2. What a treasure! So much personality shining through every picture : ) Hope that August brings you some firm answers x

    1. Yes, she definitely has personality! She loves to display her emotions....sometimes this is great and hilarious, sometimes not so much! Ha.

  3. Yay for the update!! Not sure how you have an almost two year old?!?! :) she's adorable and I love all the pics. So sad to hear about the adoption situation though.... :( please keep us posted! xo