Friday, February 20, 2009

9 Weeks and Counting...

Well, one week ago we received our court date so only 9 more weeks to go! Yahoo...We have been busy, busy, busy this week. Mat has been working super crazy on remodeling the kids bathroom and getting Gracie's room ready for her. I LOVE her room. I hope she will love it to. We are praying for her everyday and hoping she stays healthy. One of the families with our agency has been in Ethiopia this week to pick their daughter up and had a chance to visit the orphanage where our daughter is. We are hoping they were able to get some new pictures of Gracie for us so we can see how well she is doing. Here are some pictures of her room. Let us know what you think. We still have some finishing touches to add, but we are really loving it.
Blessings and love to you all,
Mat and Stacey

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Gotta LOVE Pink and Court dates!

Yes, you read that right. We officially have our court date for Ms. Gracie. It is April 29th and we are THRILLED. The way things have been going we thought we would be getting a court date in May. But God is so good and we are in April. If we pass on the first time, we will hopefully be traveling at the end of May or first week of June. We are busying ourselves with all sorts of projects and lots of entertaining. I know that if I am not kept busy; the waiting time will be even harder. Mat started the upstairs kids bathroom remodel and also Gracie's room. I have been doing a very good job of instructing! We also had a bunch of families over last night for an Ethiopian adoption get together from our agency. One family who is in the process was driving through Denver and wanted to meet some of the Colorado families. It was a really fun time and I love seeing the kiddos who have come home. It helps give us the ability to "see the light at the end of the tunnel." Enjoy the pictures!

Don't you just love the color pink? My wonderful husband said he was "seeing spots" while in the midst of painting!

The valentine get together becoming instant friends and leaning on one another during these hard times. Thank you all for coming and sharing the evening and letting us "waiters" ask away...

May everyone rest in His presence today.
Blessings and Love,

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

We can't always take life so seriously!

In these hard times throughout our world we tend to be taking everything so seriously. I am a believer in the fact that I think God wants us to enjoy ourselves and LAUGH! A friend of mine posted this on his Facebook and I could not stop laughing! I hope you enjoy it too! Love, laughter and peace to all of you!