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Horn of Africa?!

Okay…I just have to say this is what the center of my handprint looks like from our most recent craft! What do you think? Is it a stretch??? Or do you see it too??? And since Ethiopia is located in the horn of Africa…of course this is what I made out the blank spot on […]

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kristi johnson - December 28, 2009 - 1:53 pm

definitely AFRICA πŸ™‚ I so see it πŸ™‚ Rmember my snow cone “africa” happened when we passed court…God has a sense of humor πŸ™‚ kj

Amy - December 28, 2009 - 1:57 pm

I think it looks like the horn of Africa!!!

I too am really looking forward to HH moving and I really hope referrals start moving again soon! I think the wait would be much easier if things were at least moving some!

We’ve picked out a name, but we want to wait and hear his name before officially deciding on a name.

Jennifer - December 28, 2009 - 6:14 pm

I see it! I soooo understand! I was biting a chip recently and when I looked at it, all I saw was the shape of India!!! lol:-)

Andrea - December 28, 2009 - 6:17 pm

Thank you girls for validating my perception there! Yes, Kristi…I LOVED your snow cone Africa story! Oh Jennifer…I would have loved to see your India chip:)

Jennifer - December 28, 2009 - 6:33 pm

I am so sad that I didn’t take a picture!!! I saw it, thought, “I’m nuts”, put it in my mouth and ate it. Took another bite…that one looked nothing like India, and realized I really missed a photo op, cuz it was India my friends…ya’ all Southern gals get it! So glad to know that I am not alone:-)
A visit to the snow is good…even better when you can go back home to the WARM weather!

Amy @ Filled With Praise - December 28, 2009 - 9:48 pm

I am with you it definitely looks like Africa! I too am very excited to see the movement that 2010 will bring.

First steps to my “Year in Review”

Mommying is my job. Yes–I’m a photographer…but my first job is and always has been–MOM. This past year, having a 3rd baby in our family, I really began to feel my 2nd job (photographer) start to creep into how I did my first job (mommy)…so it was time to close down job #2 (photographer) for […]

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Dawn - December 24, 2009 - 7:24 pm

Love it!!!! Sounds great, and you are sooo right on πŸ™‚

Kid fun, adult snack & Frankie-poo

KID FUN This is how we spent our day yesterday… Aren’t these two just about the cutest you’ve ever seen?! They are just 14 months apart…Irish twins…and they are bestbuds. We went to a cookie party at Aunt April’s house–and Aunt April knows how to throw a party. She had Miss GailΒ for entertainment pre-cookie […]

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Amy @ Filled With Praise - December 23, 2009 - 6:24 am

Love all the pictures and videos. Ryann does the head nod quite often…it cracks us up too. Merry Christmas to you guys.

kristi johnson - December 23, 2009 - 1:08 pm

i heart cheese straws…bring me some some day πŸ™‚ kj

Gotta love dressing in Christmas cheer!

What a fun weekend the Young fam had! Rico Suave (aka the hubby) took me on a date Friday night to one of our fav spots—such fun! Then Saturday we got up bright and early…put on some Christmas cheer…and got ready to go to a cookie decorating party at an old friend’s house. When I […]

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Dawn - December 20, 2009 - 4:39 pm

Love the pictures!!!! Hey, you know my dad was great at wearing crazy clothing at the craziest times too….hmmm…..oh well- call it a Blessing πŸ™‚

Betsy - December 21, 2009 - 9:45 am

Keep the photo info coming! Are you on the ILP boards? I love to lurk there!
Sweet babies, Merry Christmas!

3 P’s of my week—Presentation, Popcorn & a Preacher

OK–sweet readers you know I’m a writer…and writer’s usually = thinkers. And thinkers usually really think BEFORE they write…and HAVE everything flowing nicely, pieces put together…and a theme in mind before they even start. Today’s post…bear with me. Actually–why don’t you come with me instead? My mind keeps drifting to 3 different encounters I have […]

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Amy @ Filled With Praise - December 19, 2009 - 6:53 am

Love it! May your day be blessed today πŸ™‚

Dawn - December 19, 2009 - 3:06 pm

I am with you on the wanting it to be perfect, trying to interfere in the kids’ projects……that is where daddy is usually better at that than me. Never really thought of it in that perspective. Praise God for His Love even when…… isn’t perfect!

melissa - December 19, 2009 - 8:47 pm

Loved this post! The journey of adopting has really made me think about the little things in my world too. All the expectations of our culture are so “me” centered. Great points and I love how you always pull it together at the end! I love reading about “Andrea world!” Like everyone said while we were in EA, you are a great story teller! Your the best!

Gini - December 20, 2009 - 1:13 pm

Loved this post… I am struggling with the same questions–I am finding it hard to go about my everyday life without being, for lack of a better word, haunted by images and thoughts of children (and adults) who are without the basics of life, while my life is a sick abundance in comparison. This adoption Journey sure is life changing! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Robin Zetterberg Salley - December 21, 2009 - 8:27 pm

Up late and just read this post. It really spoke to me Andrea. You are a beautiful writer!

Maria - December 22, 2009 - 5:47 pm