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Our weekend…

We spent our weekend with my parents, Rich’s mom and PACKING! So much fun!!! We kicked it at the pool…and we spent Saturday afternoon with the Vogeltantz family!!!

We had SOOO much fun talking Ethiopia…drilling them about the “what to take”…”what it’s like”…and it was just so much fun to spend time with this sweet family! Thank you Emily for coming by and spending the day with our family. We are so thankful for your family…and can’t WAIT to start that Africa adoption group we’ve been talking about. So fun for your E and my I to be friends!!!

And on Sunday…AFTER we spent the day swimming in a lake…celebrating with our Sunday school many dads over BBQ and riding horses…it was all about daddy once we got home all over again. So we did what Rich wanted to do…HOME-MADE ICE CREAM! YUM~

We played boys against girls in kick ball…we seriously need a few more players;). The girls team is going to be SO not fair in a few years! And Gigi came up and brought us a dinner picnic! What a treat!

And then Laney and I pulled out the sewing machine and I whipped out a cute little dress for her. We recently bought some cute ones from Julie at Flitterbugs and Laney loved the ruffle collar so I eye-balled it and just made this without a pattern…so I hope it fits;).

When I wake up…it’ll be 4 more days until we leave…AND it will be Richard and my SEVENTH wedding anniversary! Yep…in 7 years we’ve…MULTIPLIED by 4 children…2 moves…helped start a ministry in Africa…2 job changes for Rich…2 job changes for me and then chosing to stay-at-home…SO much adventure—and I’d say YES all over again!

marci - June 20, 2010 - 10:49 pm

We are counting down with you ! Just got bak from a party and a momma was telling me about her 1st granbaby (Montana)Eli from Ethiopia …the sweetest most beautiful big eyed boy …they just finished the 3 month stay close nuturing and it has all been so wonderful…9 month like Isaac and it just was something I wanted to share…so sweet and good …that little man Isaac is going to be loved soooo much ! Andrea, this seems crazy but is there any way Linda Young is Richard’s momma ? SIster and I know a very special person who looks so much like the woman in the pic with your little ones ! pax !m

Alison - June 20, 2010 - 11:08 pm

Such a fun weekend! And ya’ll never cease to amaze me with all the creative, fun things ya’ll find time to do in one day…like “whip out a cute little dress”! 🙂 Amazing…I need some tips!

Kim - June 21, 2010 - 2:48 am

You and Emily! Love it!
Happy Anniversary sweet friend.
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

Sallee Couch - June 21, 2010 - 7:49 am

love her in her POPPY DIP!!
so excited to follow your every step to get your sweet baby!
blessings on your journey

april - June 21, 2010 - 10:40 am

i LOVE the pic of the children anxiously awaiting the icecream to be done…so cute! You look BEAUTIFUL in your wedding pic! Glad you had a great weekend, I cannot imagine how excited you must be for your trip!

Elle J - June 21, 2010 - 11:45 am

Happy Anniversary!!! You look beautiful always. Thinking of you as the days approach to take off ~ you can count the days on ONE HAND now. Pinch me moments. God is good!

emily v - June 21, 2010 - 12:57 pm

Yes, so fun indeed!! Loved loved loved meeting you all!! And your dad is a super photographer…I can’t believe everyone is looking at the camera!! Amazing! 🙂

Christina - June 21, 2010 - 5:27 pm

OK. . . as soon as you’re ready to come out of the cocoon, I think I’m going to pack up our girls and drive North! You, Rich, Emily and Bryson–too much fun! Great picture of you all together and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

P.S.–I laughed out loud and choked on my coffee when I read your comment a post or two ago about my “Ethiopia-friendly” hair! I know you were being sweet and meant it as a complement, but I found it hilariously funny at the same time. I just love you!