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Beautiful baby boy…

Finally…I’ve managed to download all 1,500 pictures. Yes–seriously that many. SO…it may take me a week or so to actually make our official fun slideshow—but until then…I’ve been snaggin’ some “life at home” pictures and I just HAD to snag some of Isaac Temesgen while he is still 10 months. I always take pictures of my babies each month during their first year—so gotta grab them of Isaac as much as I can since we missed the first 10 months together. On another note—I have adopted the a double name “Isaac Temesgen“…I love how the Lord laid the name Isaac on our hearts. We were given his referral with lots of unknowns–the only thing we did know was that “he smiles”. So…Isaac it was. When I met with his birth mom and heard her miracle story of his birth and why she named him “Temesgen” which means “Thank God!”…the Lord spared both his birth mom and Temesgen in the beginning–so both names are dear to me. I think I can get away with it because we’re in the South…but no pressure if you can’t pronounce Temesgen (pronounced: Ta – Mess – Gin) …you can just call him Isaac:)

Here are a few pictures from our FIRST weekend home…

Isaac Temesgen is really a happy baby…

His big brother who has handed over official baby of the house status isn’t sure about all the changes just yet…

But make Frank a yummy dish—and you can quickly win him back over…

Big sister is absolutely in love…

And P-man is ruling the roost—and loving every bit of it…

We have a long way to go—and the house is a complete mess…laundry left undone and we are living moment to moment…hour to hour…but we are so thankful Isaac Temesgen is finally home…

Here are the 10 month portraits of our Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful Baby Boy…that I snagged today while Daddy had everyone else at church and we are here cocooning together…

(turn music off up top on blog before watching:)
And click the center to start the slideshow

Isaac Temesgen – 10 Month Portraits
Isaac (“He Smiles”) Temesgen (“Thank God”)
So thankful to finally have our beautiful boy home…

Happy 4th of July!!! XOXO, Andrea

P.S. Here is another blog with some AIRPORT homecoming pictures!!! Thank you Julie for being there to welcome us!!!

julie@Flitterbugs - July 4, 2010 - 4:19 pm

Can’t wait to see all 1500:) my hubby cannot stop talking about Isaac. I think seeing him and talking to other adoptive dads as made the longing for our little one set in. He is BEAUTIFUL!!! So happy to see you all home, and can’t wait to hear more!!

Jennifer - July 4, 2010 - 5:19 pm

Thank you so much for sharing pictures and your inspirational journey with us! Isaac is such a miracle and a joy to see! I keep thinking about how you and your husband were so willing to trust the Lord through all the unknowns and were so faithful to listen to HIS voice and not the dr.s, etc. Well done good and faithful servant! I am inspired by your faith!

April - July 4, 2010 - 5:48 pm

Beautiful- I bet ya just get lost in those eyes. Glad you are all home…


Elle J - July 4, 2010 - 6:38 pm

Happy First 4th of July, Isaac Temesgen! You are a beautiful boy and a perfect gift from God. Keep smiling!!!

Melinda - July 4, 2010 - 6:40 pm

Andrea, he looks like he is right at home! Like he’s been there all this time. So happy for him to have a loving home 🙂

Liz Blalock - July 4, 2010 - 8:08 pm

Andrea, He is beautiful! I’m so happy for you and your family. I know you are so glad to be home with him. Happy Fourth of July!

Leslie Word - July 4, 2010 - 8:39 pm

SO thrilled that Isaac Temesgen is finally home! Brian and I have loved following your journey- we can’t wait to meet him in person!

Megan - July 4, 2010 - 9:12 pm

Oh my word – soo cute! Loving them all but the picture of Laney kissing his sweet hand brought on the waterworks. I’m mush. =) Thanks for sharing and HAPPY COCOONING!

Amy @ Filled With Praise - July 4, 2010 - 9:19 pm

Andrea he is so gorgeous! Love all the pictures. So happy you are all home together.
Much love,

Shannon - July 4, 2010 - 9:25 pm

Gorgeous! Welcome home! And thanks for reminding me of a song that I used to sing in Et but don’t think I have for a while. It used to stop my boy in his tracks.

Alison - July 4, 2010 - 9:53 pm

Oh, Andrea, he is so, so beautiful!! I just love the pics! It looks like ya’ll are all adjusting wonderfully to being back home! Welcome home, baby Isaac Temesgen!!

Dawn - July 4, 2010 - 10:23 pm


Betsy - July 4, 2010 - 11:19 pm

Beautiful Boy, Beautiful Song, Beautiful portraits! Love it all, so happy for you guys!

april - July 5, 2010 - 12:21 am

these pictures are Just AMAZING and our Isaac smiles so much too! The name truly fits these two boys!

kristi johnson - July 5, 2010 - 12:28 am

oh, he’s gorgeous….love that sweet boy, kj

Trudy - July 5, 2010 - 2:16 am

Isaac Temesgen you ARE a beautiful blessed boy! God be with you.

april - July 5, 2010 - 6:01 am

Just wanted to let ya know friend that I was up around 5am this morning after feeding my Isaac and thought of you knowing you too were probably up in the middle of the night with your Isaac, so I prayed for strength for you friend! Hope you have a great day!

Christina - July 5, 2010 - 10:07 am

Welcome home! What a fun airport welcome you received! So happy you are all finally together! And yes, you’ve got a beautiful boy (well, 3 beautiful boys!) Love the name Isaac Temesgen. Our oldest daughter goes by a double name and we’ve talked about using a double name for our future (African?!?) son.

Lesa Young - July 5, 2010 - 11:09 am

Andrea and Richard!!
How precious he is!! We cannot wait to meet him. Please hug everyone from Uncle Buck and Aunt Lesa. So happy that you are home safe and sound. Praying for everyone’s adjustment!
We love you all. Let us know if/how we can help beyond that!

Amy Nabors - July 5, 2010 - 11:58 am

He’s beautiful! Congratulations on being home with him.

Liz Olson - July 5, 2010 - 12:52 pm

This song was meant for Isaac Temesgen!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful story through words, portraits and music! Praying for more sleep and continued bonding for you all!

Stephanie - July 5, 2010 - 3:39 pm

Congratulations on your homecoming! He is beautiful!

Lynn Banks - July 5, 2010 - 3:51 pm

Andrea and Richard ~ What a precious gift from God ! A generation saved and such a gift to your family. I cannot even imagine the joy. Thank you for sharing these first photos with us! yes…and to Him be the Glory!

Jenny - July 5, 2010 - 6:34 pm

such a handsome boy and a happy family! so glad to see you home!

Andi - July 5, 2010 - 11:20 pm

Absolutely precious! Congratulations to your sweet family!

Chrystal - July 5, 2010 - 11:35 pm

tears of joy for your family… pure, tears of joy!!!! SO happy to see all of you together, Andrea. Enjoy the cocooning & bonding with that precious little angel. Give the Frankster an extra hug from me.. those cheeks & those eyes.. your entire family is just beautiful! 🙂 Frank will soon warm up to the little fellow & will eventually have a little football buddy to play with 🙂 ….. Congratulations friend.

monica - July 6, 2010 - 12:28 pm

oh, how i love his round little tummy!

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