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Happy birthday Richard!!!

Today’s my hubby’s birthday. He’s in a meeting ALL day–so although he normally gets an email to my blog—he won’t be in the office today so he won’t see this post until tomorrow. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! He’s coming home early so we can hang out a bit—Laney is off to gymnastics at 5pm and he and […]

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April Watson - October 28, 2009 - 11:45 am

Andrea, Ethiopian food is my FAVORITE, but I haven't found any good restaurants around here… where are you going? Happy birthday to Richard! Today is my brother's 21st birthday and our nephew's 1st birthday, too. Big day! Thanks again for working with us on Monday. The little one slept hard and long after that. He wore himself out screaming for you! We continue to pray (and rejoice!) for you as you chase down this new little love. Keep the updates coming!

melissa - October 28, 2009 - 3:44 pm

That is the only problem I have with foreign countries, the food! All I ate in East Asia was peanut butter sandwiches and chocolate ice cream from the man down the street. Oh, I hope Richard likes his wonderful meal! A lot of people like Ethiopian food! I guess I should try it!

So close…but so far away…

Isn’t that an 80’s song??? We are SO stinkin’ close to being able to mail in our dossier that I could almost POP. I had a sitter today—and this is what I did… Dropped Parker off at school, Laney off at preschool and put Frank down for a nap…sitter here out the door I go. […]

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milreb - October 27, 2009 - 8:51 pm

The paperwork is crazy. It's amazing any of us get a homestudy completed and dossier submitted. Now that you have all this experience, you can't let it go to waste after this one. You will have to put it to use on adoption #2!

melissa - October 27, 2009 - 9:18 pm

Now I can make a comment! I do not have a blog up and running, but I am working on it! I have started a profile on google. Thanks for talking to me so much today! I know God is leading me, so I will trust him to guide our steps. Whatever that my mean! I emailed a couple of the people who are adopting from Uganda to ask them what agencies they use. I will keep you updated! I hope Richard had a good birthday! Melissa

The Young Family - October 27, 2009 - 9:40 pm

Ahhh…adoption #2?! Richard just said today that he doesn't think he can handle the paper chase again! hmmm…funny b/c I'm the one who has done the chasin! What's he talkin about?! Hee, hee. Yes, not adopting again will be very hard to do! I just want a number for #1!!!

Karen & Brad Hernke - November 1, 2009 - 6:59 pm

I know all about your crazy running days. Just when you feel you ran your head to get alot done and then….stop…u must take a step back in time to fix something in the line of paperwork. We are currently adopting 2 kiddos from Ethiopia. Here is our blog if you would like to follow. http://www.hernkekid.blogspot.com
I love reading you blog!!! Hang in there…we will all get our gifts from God someday:)

God Bless,
Karen

My little movie stars:)

I’ve wanted to catch up on my blog all day—but it’s been a wild weekend and tonight is the first moment I’ve had to sit down and catch my breath! And there’s no way to write all our details from our film experience as it was just SO COOL…but I’ll do my best to share […]

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The Rutland Family - October 24, 2009 - 7:46 pm

You are amazing!!!! God is incredible!!!! It is so much fun to hear your stories and to see what God is doing in your life. He truly has plans for you!!! I love you girl!!!
Pam

Angie Walter - October 24, 2009 - 7:53 pm

WOW GIRL!!! You are too funny! What a wild experience!! How sweet to see your children in that experience too! But best of all I can't wait to hear what number you are!!! We are unofficially at #3! 😀 Super excited for you guys!!

milreb - October 24, 2009 - 8:08 pm

I can feel how much fun you had through your words. How exciting and a true adventure! It will be good preparation for your next adventure to Ethiopia. 🙂 I will have to see that movie!

The Young Family - October 24, 2009 - 8:27 pm

Isn't that all a hoot?! And don't my eyes look alienish in that last iphone picture!

Are These Kids All Yours? - October 24, 2009 - 8:38 pm

That is just wayyy cool. Man, you are famous!!!! Hey, you could promote adoption in your next film!!!! 🙂

The Young Family - October 24, 2009 - 8:43 pm

YES! We are completely promoting adoption on our next shoot…Gwen of 147 orphans is sending shirts for Katherine and Josh! Fun, huh?!

Allison - October 24, 2009 - 8:53 pm

Wow! Hallelujah—look what the Lord has done! You are on one fun ride my cousin. Keep writing, you just may have a book to write one of these days. Again—-Wow!

Kristi J - October 24, 2009 - 9:24 pm

wow..so fun!! I'm just now getting caught up on emails..I'm so behind after not checking them while in Florida…So, how about breakfast on the 31st?? are you still up for it?? our house?? kids can run and play?? let me know 🙂 kristi

Stacy Okland - October 25, 2009 - 12:32 pm

Andrea…Had no idea all that was going on with your family. So exciting to hear about your adoption. I enjoyed reading about your journey. Thanks for sharing it with all of us! Also love hearing about how God is transforming your heart to be more like His. I will have to keep checking in to see when you get that little baby!!
Love, Stacy Okland

Beautiful Mess - October 26, 2009 - 5:21 am

How cool! So thankful for the neat miracles our Lord does!

Yeah! God is SO good!

Our drama continued… » Babe of my Heart - April 11, 2010 - 10:56 pm

[…] birthday scene). We filmed once in October (if you missed that post…you can read about it here and our follow up filming was on the 11th. We were asked to arrive around 3pm (meaning we had to […]

[…] My bestfriend Kelly has been selling the things our kiddos have outgrown on ebay for me b/c she is cool like that…so my xtra cash stash and then some is going to bless the Dockery adoption and TEN of you will new t-shirts! They have already been paid for–so all you have to do if you are a winner is email Abby (I’m sending all the winners an email with her email address)–give her your size AND address and it’ll be on it’s way. Abby already had the list of winners so she’s waiting to hear from… 1. Frank! (since it won’t fit him…he is donating his win to his momma…she’d like a small Abby!) 2. Julie @ Flitterbugs 3. Andrea – ourbiggadoption.blogspot.com 4. Sarah Hurst 5. Meredith – onedaycloseradoption.blogspot.com 6. Megan – thisdomesticdiva.blogspot.com 7. Christy – davisfamilymoments.blogspot.com 8. Mandy – campbellfamilypartyof3.com 9. April – from Canada! 10. Kelly Jo – oursomethingbeautiful.blogspot.com […]

More filming fun!

So…tomorrow my crew hits the set to be extras in the film “Life As We Know It” starring Josh Duhemal and Katherine Hiegl. You know the Youngs…we are always up to something off the beaten path and crazy! Another thing to mark off our bucket list: Be in a movie. So…we’ve gotten our instructions…getting our […]

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Are These Kids All Yours? - October 22, 2009 - 5:41 pm

Sounds like a fun activity to me!!!

babyvogeltanz - October 22, 2009 - 5:52 pm

I'm so excited to hear how this goes!! So fun!! You'll will steal the limelight i'm sure!
Have fun!!

Oatsvall Team - October 23, 2009 - 9:40 pm

OH MY WORD … so much fun !!!! If I had known I would have sent you a 147MillionOrphans funky baseball tee to wear … it looks great w/ skinny jeans … hee hee ….

i am listening to your playlist now … the song WAITING is on and it has become my theme song !!!

have a blast tomorrow and tell Katherine she rocks in the adoption world ! I would have loved to have sent her shirt also … hee hee

Oatsvall Team - October 23, 2009 - 10:45 pm

done … here is my email … s.oatsvall@comcast.net

send me what size you think her hubby wears and what sizes you and your hubby want .. will send you guys a super cool package … how cool would that be for her to actually wear it out in public and have people see a star shouting to the world ORPHANS ARE REAL !!!

so excited …

FILMING *this* Friday!!!

Guess whose family got asked to be extras in a new movie starring Katherine Heigl, Christina Hendricks, and Josh Duhamel?! YOURS TRULY! YAY! On Friday, the Young family will film for 10 hours for the movie “Life as We Know It”. You may remember Katherine (we’ll be on a 1st name basis after Friday;) in […]

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Are These Kids All Yours? - October 21, 2009 - 5:54 pm

WOW!!!! That is sooo great!!! Extra money to boot! Yeah!

The Young Family - October 21, 2009 - 6:18 pm

Isn't that the most fun?! I can't wait!

3 Blessings - October 21, 2009 - 7:16 pm

That is SO cool! Can't wait to hear the details.

Renea Lynch - October 21, 2009 - 8:37 pm

How awesome and exciting!!! Looking forward to Friday's post! I just read the people magazine about her adoption. You're going to have an incredible time! Congratulations!

Anonymous - October 22, 2009 - 4:31 am

Hi Young Family- love your blog. Do you happen to know where Mama Judy got the cat mugs? I have a daughter who loves black cats. Looks like the cocoa is from Harry and David, but couldn't find the mugs? Thanks, and good luck with your adoption, we're keeping you in our prayers!

Beautiful Mess - October 22, 2009 - 6:32 am

What an awesome experience all the way around!

Aaron & Whitney Pratt (A&W) - October 22, 2009 - 7:40 am

That is SO fun, cool, and absolutely awesome!! I want YOUR connections!! How amazing, indeed, that God is so creative in providing for our adoptions! Glory to God!!

The Young Family - October 22, 2009 - 11:05 am

Oooo…I wish I knew who Anonymous was so I could email you:). Maybe you'll check! Mama Judy got the mugs at Crate and Barrell!

Can't wait to fill everyone in on Friday! God has a purpose for everything…and very cool that Katherine just adopted. Can't wait to talk about that this Friday with her. Pictures and I'm sure a fun story to come!

milreb - October 22, 2009 - 7:27 pm

How fun and I forgot about the adoption connection! You and Katherine will be best friends forever I am sure. 🙂 Will be a great memory for your kids.