Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Referral! It's a.....

GIRL! We have a daughter! Zaidee Mae is two months old and absolutely beautiful! She has big brown eyes and gorgeous lips! She has curly black hair and the most adorable tiny toes and fingers! We are absolutely in love! We got the call on Sunday, my sisters and grandma were over for dinner, I was in the guest room when Adam came running in he had a huge smile on his face and was brimming with excitement! When he said Sheila was on the phone I immediately started shaking. I jumped on the computer and went to my email. When we opened the email we were just in awe! She is so beautiful and tiny! We should be going for our first trip to Ethiopia the end of January for court. I can't post pictures until she is legally ours so hold tight til then. Also there have been some delays in Ethiopia so please pray with us that we will have her home before we move for residency.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Well i didn't officially write anything to tell y'all my new nephew was born November 2nd. I came out to help watch my niece Lizzy while mommy and baby recovered from this scheduled c-section. I've had a lot of fun with Lizzy and I can tell you she loves her new brother! She is so excited for him to come home. Xander is doing really well, he is super sleepy but that is to be expected.

Friday, November 4, 2011

four months on the wait list!

It has been four months since our dossier arrived in Ethiopia! We are so excited, our agency let us know that things have slowed down a bit and that we can expect about a 6 month wait from the time our dossier was received in Ethiopia. So that means in two months we could have a referral! To celebrate we went to an Ethiopian restaurant in Denver (We are out here to see my new nephew) that had excellent reviews. The food was awesome, I seriously loved it! When I first tried Ethiopian food I was not a fan, but this place won Adam and me over! If you live in the area or are going to be traveling to Denver, you've got to try it, my favorites were the yateklit wat, miser wat, and atar wat. Happy 4 months!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Alexander Michael Hofmann

6 pounds 14 ounces
more to come...