Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Apostilling we will go Appostilling we will go...

Kenya and I took a trip to Austin on Monday to get some more things apostilled for our adoption. She was so excited to get some alone time with Mommy and I loved getting to hang out with just her for 2 days.

The first part of the road trip was AWFUL! It was raining and there were times when I couldn't even see the road. Ms. Kenya slept the first half of the trip which was nice because I was trying really hard to focus on driving and nothing else.

I tried to take a short cut to get to the highway which ended up adding at least 30 minutes to our trip. Then our GPS took us the wrong way and then had us do a u-turn at the next exit which added about an hour to our trip because there was so much traffic.

Once it had stopped raining and traffic cleared up the rest of the trip was nice and easy.

We stopped at Rudy's BBQ  about 2 hours out and I just have to say I LOVE their food. It is by far my favorite BBQ ever!

Here we are enjoying our meal (sorry about the lighting I am still learning how to shoot in manual).

And here is our food. Loaded baked potato with meat YUM, corn on the cob, turkey and 2 root beers!

This church is pretty close to the Secretary of State's office and I think it is beautiful!

We were in the office for maybe 5 minutes they called us up printed the apostilles, stapled them to our paperwork and we were off. 

Her face cracks me up in this picture! 

Kenya took this picture and did a pretty good job I thought.

Our photo shoot in front of the capital did not go well. The pictures were turning out awful then I realized Kenya was standing in the shade and the capital was in the sun so once I moved her into the sun it helped the lighting a lot. At that point though she was done taking pictures so this is the best we got ha.

Kenya was so excited to get to see her family in Austin! This is Uncle Toe Toe and one of her cousins Anisa. 

And here is a shirt I got for our soon to be (well maybe sometime next year) Texas Cowboy!

Over all it was a great trip. I loved spending time with Kenya and visiting with family in Austin.

On a side note Oqurechka in the comment you left you used Baby A's name so I didn't publish it on the post but if you email me we can talk more about what you asked Thanks!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Giveaway has ended... We are giving away a Kindle Fire

The giveaway has ended. Thank you guys so much for all of the love, prayers and donations. Your support means the world to us! 

Congratulations Tony D. we will be contacting you by email 

We are giving away a KINDLE FIRE!
Participate in this fun ‘givaway’ for a Kindle Fire and help bring Baby A home!!  

Don’t need a Kindle for yourself?  Participate anyway, and consider this as a wonderful Christmas gift for a loved one!!  Think about how far a $5.00 donation can go… one less Starbuck’s coffee, one less happy meal,  that is it!!!!

Coming November 15, 2011.

Details (from Amazon):
Full color 7'' multi-touch display, with wi-fi

  • 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Thousands of popular apps and games
  • Ultra-fast web browsing - Amazon Silk
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor

A video demo!

(For more product information, click HERE!)


- For every $5.00 you donate, your name will be entered. ($20 = 4 chances)
- All proceeds to Baby A's adoption fund!
- Tweet about the giveaway and you will be entered in the giveaway (make sure you leave a comment letting us know you did this)
-Share the giveaway on FB (make sure you leave a comment to let us know you did this)
-Post a blog about the giveaway and you will be entered  (make sure you leave a comment to let us know you did this)
- The winner will be chosen by  The winner will be contacted through their PayPal email address. If the winner does not respond within THREE days, a new winner will be chosen.
- You may submit entries until November 18, 2011.
- You must be a United States resident to be eligible for the Kindle Fire.

Don’t Miss Out On This Opportunity!  Spread the Word- FACEBOOK IT! TWEET IT! BLOG IT!
Or any other way you can spread the word for Baby A!!! Thank you so much for your help!

Remember, you have until November 18th!

Friday, November 11, 2011

three years ago...

Three years ago today we met our babies Melody Joy and Madison Hope...
then one hour later they met Jesus.

The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. Job 1:21