I haven't posted an update on our adoption progress in a while, so here goes:
As of August 5th, we are
#36 for a little girl
#19 for a little boy
#23 for siblings
The Ethiopian courts are currently closed for August and September, so the referrals tend to slow down during this time. Also, due to the new 2 trip policy, the length of time that the children stay at Hannah's Hope (our agency's orphanage) is lengthened, which means the entire process could slow down compared to what we originally thought.
What are we up to?
Dan and I are truly trying to 'wait well' by following hard after Jesus, serving with our small group, getting our home ready, and educating ourselves on both raising children and parenting children from hard places. I recently finished Adopted for Life by Russell Moore and Radical by David Platt and have a whole pile of books on my table waiting for me, which I'm very excited to read! :)
I've also become a 'crazy coupon lady' as my husband so affectionally refers to me, so I wanted to share with you my
I've had another recent spurt of creativity and decided to finally finish off some of the art projects I either had in my head or started at one point and haven't finished.
A little bathroom wall art (canvas I already had + leftover paint + an old paintbrush = FREE art) -
Yes, I'm well aware that my camera skills leave a lot to be desired! :)
This was the sneak peak of our baby room I shared with you a while back:
and our inspiration for the room:
a work in progress:
where we are today:
and the cute little giraffe I painted that will be attached to the mini-sized table and chairs:
the goods (thanks grandmas!):
Not quite done yet, but we're getting close! Off to hang up some jungle animal stickers! :)