Our Journey, so far...

June 8, 2008 - Submitted Application to Children's Hope International (CHI)
June 27, 2008 - Application Approved
August 14, 2008 - Submitted Home Study Documentation
September 12, 2008 - 1st Home Study Appointment
September 17, 2008 - 2nd Home Study Appointment
October 9, 2008 - Submitted Immigration Application
November 13, 2008 - Submitted Dossier to CHI
November 19, 2008 - CHI Forwarded Dossier to US
December 8, 2008 - Officially a "Waiting Family"
September 25, 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia
November 16, 2009 - Referral of Little Man Haney!!!
December 16, 2009 - Court Date Scheduled (1/4/10)
January 4, 2010 - Adoption Approved by Ethiopian Federal Courts - Officially a Family of Three!

February 12, 2010 - Leaving on a Jet Plane!!!
February 15, 2010 - Forever in our arms!
February 21, 2010 - A family of three, home at last!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ruff.... (More still waiting)


Ruff...........Ruff......

-Lloyd


(Translation: Seriously, I'm so bored, these guys are like so totally lame, I mean I just lay around waiting for this baby, you know someone I can blame for pooping on the carpet, not that I do that or anything, but like you know, just knowing I could if I wanted to. But anyhow, I'm sooo bored. Where's this baby at?)

Summer of Haney

Ok, so you're probably aware that when we started this process over a year ago we thought we would have our little one by this summer... but we are still a few months out. So, we get a second "summer of Haney" (still being able to stay up late, sleep in, and go anywhere at the drop of a hat) and we are going for it!

We realized we had never been to McMenamin's Grand Lodge (which is basically a sin for someone from the Willamette Valley), so we spent a Saturday winding our way up to Forest Grove. On the way we stopped by the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museam... literally "Stopped By" we didn't actually go in. Then it was off to McMenamin's where we played a round of Frolf and enjoyed some Ruby!






























Our "annual" trip to SF over Memorial Day weekend:









































So, we camped in downtown Santa Rosa yet on a lake... it was a little weird to be in a little "oasis" (well, at least by Bay Area standards) yet in the middle of Santa Rosa. But, it was pretty nice - so we took the opportunity to get out our kayaks. On the way back from the lake Ben was following me and thought I looked like a giant waddling bug from behind. Of course that meant we had to get a picture of it.


Haney, I am your tent!...
Basically, I think our tent looks like Darth Vador, and I mention it everytime we go camping.


Enjoying a lake outside of Redding on the way home... and of course Ben had to utilize the natural body of water - he can't resist it!











Graduation Party - Four of our good friends all graduated from PSU, so a party was definitely in order...


The Crew - Ol' School,
from back in the day yo..............................The WAG... Missy & Andy









..Point... Counter-Point...................................................Ben & Missy









..Erin & Missy....................................................The Essence of Adam