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Merry Christmas from my new blog:)

Thanks for making the treck to my new blog address. Please update this address if your blog is linked to mine! I’m still adding pages, links, etc–so if you would like to have your blog linked to mine, please add yours in my comments and I’ll add your link when I update my blog roll. […]

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Amy @ Filled With Praise - December 15, 2009 - 5:32 am

Very cool. I changed your address on my blogroll.

Jenny - December 15, 2009 - 6:14 am

Beautiful blog. I have been following your blog for about a month….our third child is adopted from Guatemala and we are seriously praying about starting ET. (We also have a little girl named Lane….she sometimes goes by Laney). What a precious family you have and can’t wait to see how God is going to bless you even more with your new ET love. I have a wordpress blog too and was wondering if you could give me any tips on how you were able to set yours up with a great template and stuff. I see that you used a .com domain…mine is hosted at I think you have to use a self-hosted domain like yours to be able to set up more options…did you create the template and everything yourself? I know you are a busy mom, but any help would be appreciated. Your blog looks great!

Jenny C.

v - December 15, 2009 - 6:40 am

I am thinking about making the move too…how does wordpress protect things?

JonesEthiopia - December 15, 2009 - 6:43 am

Could you tell me how to make the switch, too? I don’t want to go privat necessarily, but I do want to make things a little more secure. I didn’t know you could use special backgrounds and all that on wordpress!

Nikki - December 15, 2009 - 8:26 am

Beautiful card! Yes, apparently I also need some WordPress coaching… are you offering classes? 😉

julie johnston - December 15, 2009 - 9:02 am

I lovvvvveeeee your blog!!! I too would love to know how to switch to wordpress!!!

Jen~Beautiful Mess - December 15, 2009 - 9:15 am

Going to change your address on my blogroll now…

Like the new look.

God bless you!


Heather Perry - December 15, 2009 - 10:40 am

Hey! I’ve been following your blog and would love to continue to do so! Could you let me know exactly what I should do to continue? I’d also would like to know more about the wordpress. Thanks! Heather

Jenn - December 15, 2009 - 11:28 am

Looks awesome! Love how your card coordinates with your blog 🙂 I should have had you make our card…I was never thrilled with my final product. Hope the new format works well for ya…I like having a wordpress blog…pretty sure you will too!!!


Courtney - December 15, 2009 - 11:57 am

love the new header!! and, as always, love your blog!

Jennifer - December 15, 2009 - 1:59 pm

LOVE IT!!! Will you share how you made WordPress so cute on one of your posts!?! I was looking at this, but the templates were so drab and I love the look on my google blogger:)

JJ - December 15, 2009 - 2:02 pm

I love it! The Christmas card is beautiful too. Ours aren’t getting made or sent out until our babies are home, so ours are going to be landing in mailboxes in February. I just can’t bring myself to make them without pictures of 2 members of our family on them. So everyone will just have to wait. I’m sure they’ll understand. Can’t wait to see more pictures. I too would love some advice and details about switching to WordPress.

Dawn - December 15, 2009 - 6:57 pm

I would love to be added to your blog roll….Love reading your blog & have updated it on our web. Thanks again for all the tips…. 🙂

Love your Christmas Card- Definitely have sooo many reasons to Celebrate Christ!!

heidi - December 16, 2009 - 6:44 am

Hey there! So, do you think this website will be more secure? I was wondering if I should move mine too? I love the new look

Heather Wamble - December 17, 2009 - 10:59 am

Andrea! The new blog looks great! I love my wordpress blog, just haven’t kept it up as I should! (
We got your Christmas Card in the mail, and it’s just beautiful… LOVE the bookmark! It’s in my Bible. Love, love, love it! Thank you for blogging about your journey- I’ve loved hearing about how it’s going, and you’re such a blessing to me! =) Love to you!

Megan - December 19, 2009 - 12:50 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Christmas card! Do you make them yourself???

The Three Kings…the journey of obedience

I stayed up late last night creating a little outfit my little man to wear in the live nativity at school. Next Friday he will be one of the three kings–he gets to be the Ethiopian king! I had 2 choices in creating a turban. Either I could watch this you tube video: (nice, […]

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Are These Kids All Yours? - December 11, 2009 - 1:40 pm

Love your post….and the falling snow too!!!

Melissa DeBardeleben - December 11, 2009 - 9:12 pm

Thanks for the encouragement!

Sarah - December 13, 2009 - 7:39 pm

I saw your post on Kristi Johnson's page. I will be crushed if I lose two of the blogs I read daily. If you do decide to go private, I would absolutely love to be invited to follow. Thank you for sharing your journey. You are an inspiration!

The B Family - December 14, 2009 - 2:22 pm

You have such a sweet and inspirational blog! I just love it!

I just pasted those codes into mine and can't tell you how good it made me feel when I tried to right click and paste and it wouldn't let me! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with us on the listserv and for sharing your heart on your blog!

What time is it? + How to make your blogger pictures bigger

It’s POPPY DIP TIME! Just ordered 4 Poppy Dips and here is the first that arrived yesterday! I couldn’t STAND not to put my girl in one this morning. OK…so be quick because she is taking a holiday break starting next Tuesday…if you want one—zip over to and put your order in. And feel […]

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3 Blessings - December 8, 2009 - 11:09 am

She looks adorable in her POPPY DIP. I just love Sallee and her dresses. Precious.

Amber Castleberry - December 8, 2009 - 11:22 am

Is it snowing in your picture?!?! Seriously?!?! Too cute. 🙂

Anonymous - December 8, 2009 - 12:45 pm

It is snowing in your blog! 🙂 How did you do that?

The Young Family - December 8, 2009 - 12:48 pm

Magic Kelly:). Pure magic!

Spirit of Adoption - December 8, 2009 - 1:19 pm

sooooooo cute!!!!

theheartofachild - December 13, 2009 - 9:37 pm

God has us where we are for a purpose…

We received out new waitlist number last week in perfect timing (from 28 to 26). I had been discouraged earlier in the week realizing that I was standing in a line—what felt like a long line—while there were and are approximately 145,000,000 orphans in the world. To me, the line waiting didn’t (and doesn’t) always […]

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Anonymous - December 7, 2009 - 12:31 pm

LOVE the numbers on the stairs idea! that idea just might get stolen by a certain blog reader! 🙂

I love reading about your journey…i feel like i am reading my own journal!!
can't wait to meet you one day soon!

Emily V.

The Young Family - December 7, 2009 - 12:39 pm

Yay! Steal away Emily!!! Isn't that the MOST fun! We bought numbers to go on the stairs of our basement too. So fun. I love hearing little voices count the numbers as they go up:). So sweet! Those are 4" in height. Just FYI as you scout out the etsy number sellers. I may go find the girl I bought from and I can send ya the link if you need it!

V - December 7, 2009 - 1:04 pm

love the steps!

crispy - December 7, 2009 - 2:55 pm

For starters…you can get an AMEN. God doesn't show up a day late. He is more concerned about timing than TIME. His timing is perfect. Your child isn't ready yet and so the wait on the list is until the child He has chosen for your family is ready.

And…I think I may just need those numbers. I LOVE THEM. Cute !!!

Kimberly - December 7, 2009 - 3:37 pm

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you ready your e-mail??? I can't wait to hear what beautiful words pour forth….we could just use the above post!!!! LOVE it and LOVE the numbers!!!!

Jenny - December 7, 2009 - 5:36 pm

Oh man… you make me want stairs now!! those numbers are just the CUTEST things ever!