This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Knowing we're in the final stretch before going to Brazil to meet our children, but not knowing exactly when we will depart is a joyfully tense in-between. We are so thrilled that the judge has given us permission to come and adopt our beautiful children, and we are trying to think of all the details that will need to be accomplished before we go. In one sense, we feel as ready as we'll ever feel, but then again, there are probably things we should do, talk about, or get in order to be really ready.

So this weekend we went shopping. We hit Kohl's where there were some wonderful sales, then Old Navy, where we found some good deals on adorable clothes.
This is the most tangible our children have ever been to us--
"Which dress do you think Maynara would like?"
"Do you think this is too small for Brayan?"
"Luana probably should have something that isn't pink."
"Abraão Lucas will look so handsome in this."

It was so much fun to imagine our sweet ones in everything we chose. (Hoping it will fit, because we still don't have their exact sizes.)

The grandparents also picked up some beautiful wooden blocks at a friend's tag sale, so this weekend, we scrubbed them all and set them out in the sun to dry (thanks, Tio David!).


Trixie said...

Love it!

Colleen said...

I think you should leave the block that way!