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Horn of Africa?!

Okay…I just have to say this is what the center of my handprint looks like from our most recent craft! What do you think? Is it a stretch??? Or do you see it too???
And since Ethiopia is located in the horn of Africa…of course this is what I made out the blank spot on my palm to be;)…
OK…here’s another picture of the actual horn shape…
I know, I know…maybe I’m seeing things or looking to hard—but the minute I lifted up my hand—ask Richard…I squealed, “OH MY GOSH! It’s the horn of Africa!” Obviously, we’ve got Ethiopia on our brains an awful lot lately!!!!!!

Our agency is back up and running—and we’re hopeful that the referrals will start moving again as the big move to the new orphanage is in process! (Did I mention that Hannah’s Hope is moving to a NEW facility…and it is SOOOOO nice! I love seeing our agency use funds to constantly upgrade for the sake of the children there–and to see their caregiver to child ration…makes me so thankful we went with our agency!) We have been told there will be a lot of movement come January and February…so we are hopeful and excited to see our numbers dwindle in the months ahead. In the mean time…I’ve been daydreaming about names—and although we are waiting on our referral to actually name our child and to hear his sweet story…it is still fun to dream of names…Samuel is a favorite of Richard—Isaac is a favorite of mine—and Parker says his name should be Gabe. I asked him if it was after the angel Gabriel and he insisted that our baby couldn’t be named after an angel because that’s a “girl thing”. Convincing Parker that all the angels in the Bible were boys is a completely different can of worms all together. Yet, he always suggests Gabe. I like. Laney doesn’t want to contribute to the name game right now…and maybe she’s on to something because I’m also not 100% convinced the Lord won’t surprise us with a girl in some way…I’m pretty convinced it will be a boy as we sit at #26 for a boy and #40 for a girl—but still…you just never know!

Since we don’t expect to hear an update until next week—we’re just enjoying life and getting our menu ready for New Year’s Day! If you need to use that ham that is still in your fridge from Christmas like us…here is the recipe we’ll be using on New Year’s for our black eyed peas: Not that I’m a black eyed pea fan—but gotta have those and make them as yummy as possible for the big day. We have BIG things to come in 2010—so I’ll be celebrating New Year’s with extra joy this year!

Now, just appease me and agree that my hand print resembles the horn of Africa!!! Just a little bit?! And don’t you think Rich’s looks like South America??? Maybe our next baby is from there;). (OK…Rich only kidding if you are readying this;)! But SERIOUSLY…it’s the horn of Africa…don’t ya think?!

kristi johnson - December 28, 2009 - 1:53 pm

definitely AFRICA 🙂 I so see it 🙂 Rmember my snow cone “africa” happened when we passed court…God has a sense of humor 🙂 kj

Amy - December 28, 2009 - 1:57 pm

I think it looks like the horn of Africa!!!

I too am really looking forward to HH moving and I really hope referrals start moving again soon! I think the wait would be much easier if things were at least moving some!

We’ve picked out a name, but we want to wait and hear his name before officially deciding on a name.

Jennifer - December 28, 2009 - 6:14 pm

I see it! I soooo understand! I was biting a chip recently and when I looked at it, all I saw was the shape of India!!! lol:-)

Andrea - December 28, 2009 - 6:17 pm

Thank you girls for validating my perception there! Yes, Kristi…I LOVED your snow cone Africa story! Oh Jennifer…I would have loved to see your India chip:)

Jennifer - December 28, 2009 - 6:33 pm

I am so sad that I didn’t take a picture!!! I saw it, thought, “I’m nuts”, put it in my mouth and ate it. Took another bite…that one looked nothing like India, and realized I really missed a photo op, cuz it was India my friends…ya’ all Southern gals get it! So glad to know that I am not alone:-)
A visit to the snow is good…even better when you can go back home to the WARM weather!

Amy @ Filled With Praise - December 28, 2009 - 9:48 pm

I am with you it definitely looks like Africa! I too am very excited to see the movement that 2010 will bring.