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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Baby Girl GET YOUR BLANKIE!!

Mommy and Daddy are coming to bring you H~O~M~E !!!!!!




Can you imagine me jumping up an down with cookie crumbs flying everywhere AND kids screaming ????





Christy my caseworker called today and said "Congratulations on your new baby girl"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh my word. the world stopped spinning for a second ;) my prayers (and all of yours) were answered.



I quickly texted a picture of baby girl to everyone in my address book with her new official (ethiopian) name !!! Super quick I threw Boo in the bath since she was dirty from playing outside...and got the kids ready and off we went to surprise my hubby at work. This is a tradition for us. When Boo finally got released from PGN hell, we drove over and surprised him at the front of his store with a big sign that read "WE ARE OUT!!!" It was really cool. When he came out of his office today he was thrilled!!!!! This waiting has been hard on us.

It was so fun explaining to the folks at work that we are outta here in .....2 weeks :) :) oh my gosh will I have lists!!!









OK. NOW FOR WHAT YOU ARE WAITING FOR...









INTRODUCING...










HIWOT MICHAEL F...... SOON TO BE~



TATIANA-MARIA HIWOT F.....


















dang it. dont you hate when your finger is in the way?

(waiting to see if its ok to share w ya'll her WHOLE beautiful face :)
GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!

26 comments:

Cathy said...

woo-hoo!!! congratulations!!! what a wonderful post to find when i popped in to my google reader tonight. even with a finger in the picture, she looks gorgeous with those beautiful big brown eyes. i'm so happy for you and so excited to see your new daughter. best wishes as you get ready to go pick her up!
cathy (ftc)

nell ann said...

beautiful! and sooo sweet. can't wait to see her whole face! : )
congrats and start packing!

The Boyce Family said...

YAY! What big, beautiful brown eyes. Can't wait to see those little lips! So happy for you. Happy packing!
Christina

jody said...

Congratulations again! :)

Kerri said...

Congrats!!! Happy travel preparation!

Troy said...

Congratulations Maria and family! That's some quick packing you got to get on! That's awesome...

Richard Maus said...

She is adorable!!! I am so excited for you! Can't believe you'll be traveling in just 2 weeks - how AWESOME!!! You've got a lot to do!! :-)

Hugs,
Beth

Dawn said...

Congratulations!!! :) Beautiful eyes!

cb4swife said...

Congratulations...I am so thrilled for you! God Bless...Shannon

Debbie said...

What a tiny little girl!!!! And those eyes!!!! Wow!!!!!

Can't wait to actually see what she looks like without a finger across her mouth. LOL!!!!

Congratulations!!!

Sharon, Irene and Isabella's Mommy said...

I can't believe those gigantic brown eyes!! Don't you just melt looking at them?! Congratulations Momma! She's coming home!!!!

Michael said...

All I can say (with a tear in my eye)is.........










WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!




PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!





GO BRING YOUR BABY HOME!!!!!!!!!



Michelle
www.mfamilyblog.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations! God is so good!

Julie

MelanyTN said...

YAY Maria! So happy for you guys! What an amazing spring and summer await you! LOVE the name too.

"Indescribable" said...

YIPPEE!
Can't believe you're traveling in 2 WEEKS!
YIKES AND YIPPEE!

Brian and Autumn said...

Congratulations Maria!!! So happy for you!

The Hill Family said...

Ria,
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMEN & HAAAAALELUJAH!!!

Baby girl is coming H-O-M-E!!!

LOVE YOU!
Ang
P.S. Can you believe i actually came to your blog!? :p

LISA said...

Congrats to the happy family!!
She's a cutie!!Ummmm....minus the finger in the way!!!LOL!

Liz said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you!!!! She has such big beautiful eyes!!! I can't wait to see her home with you guys!

Congratulations!!! :)

Momma said...

oh my goodness!!!!!!!! yeah!!!! I got chills reading your post! Praise the Lord!

I can't wait to see pictures of you holding her! yeah!

Kylie's Mommy said...

wooohoooo
She is beautiful...
Dottie

Sig said...

Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!! Now go order her something from Megans store!

Angie said...

What wonderful news Maria!!!! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see pictures of her home forever!

Robin said...

Maria,
This is wonderful news!!! I loved the "almost" pictures of your sweet daughter!! She is precious!! Praying for a safe and uneventful trip to bring her home!
Love,
Robin

Michelle Riggs said...

Wooo Hooo!!! I am so excited for your family. Your daughter is beautiful!!!

Rhonda said...

She is totally and uterally beautiful Maria. God Bless you and your family.

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