So, several people have commented that we have not posted in a few days--we did get your voice mail Angie! : ) We have actually been gone at the annual Arizona Pastor's Retreat. It was very fun, but we are glad to be home and in our own bed. The speaker was a pastor from Flat Irons Christian church outside of Boulder Colorado. He had some very challenging things to say about the direction of the modern church. I found his honesty to be both refreshing and thought provoking. We have been challenged to rethink our own ministry and philosophy about church. I think I still need a few days to digest all of what he said.
On another note, this morning we received several pictures of our little baby. She is so cute! It really is killing us to not be able to share pictures yet. Still no word about a court date, but we really weren't expecting to hear anything so soon anyway. Well, our little peanut has changed a lot in 2 weeks. She has gained some weight and is very healthy. We received one picture from Rachel Ward at the Transition Home in Ethiopia as well as several pictures from a family that just arrived home with their son yesterday from Ethiopia. It was so selfless of them to take some pictures of our daughter while they were there--thank you Jill and Marshall, you have been amazing! We are looking forward to also getting a short video taken by another one of the America World families who was in Ethiopia last week as well. We have been blessed to get to know these amazing families who are also adopting from Ethiopia. We cannot believe their support and friendship through this whole great adventure. Since we still do not have a name picked out (by the way, make sure you have voted for a name!), Craig likes to call her our little "mocha cub". (this is for all you Scrubs lovers out there!)
That is about all of the exciting news that we have right now. I have been trying to get Craig to post here, so hopefully he will post something in the next few days. In the meantime, you have to put up with me.