Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Then and Now... One Year After Passing Embassy

It blows my mind that one year ago today -- we officially... officially (in the eyes of the U.S. Government) became a family. Even though, I know Ken and I felt like a family long before that day. 

It happened the instant we laid eyes on our kiddos and got to hold them for the first time. It's amazing how much they have grown -- really all of us -- have grown since our two trips to Ethiopia.... which inspired me to a little stroll down memory lane.

That's right... check us out... then and now.

Our first sleepover at Horizon House (with AuntieWendy) after passing Embassy.

Our group photo with the wonderful staff at HH after the coffee ceremony.
An emotional farewell during our last few moments at HH. 

The long plane ride home.

And now... here's the trio one year later!


  1. I've been thinking so much about our Embassy trip lately (because *our* Embassy date was a year ago this week!), and of course, you and your precious family were a part of that! I'm so glad we got that one day of overlap. I remember vividly that scene of you all departing HH for the airport. What a special time to remember. And look at those kiddos! They are sooooo big! I love it.

  2. WOW! I am in awe looking at that plane ride photo. That is incredible. Talk about jumping in with both feet!!!