Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I seriously can not believe how close we are getting!!! During this adoption process, you wait and wait and wait and wait.... and sometimes it feels like that is what you will always do.  Wait. But these waiting days are coming to an end!  There are some events that have been marked on my calendar and have served as milestones.  Slowly those events have passed and we find ourselves 2 days away from our MOWA date! WHAT?!?
A couple of those "milestones"  happened this weekend and I have been looking forward to them for quite some time. 
The first was a shower hosted by some of our wonderful friends.  OU football, hamburgers, gifts and good friends...what more could you want?
 Note the Tate in the heart!  So cute!

 I LOVED the balloons!  

 "Super Tate!"

 Matching mommy bracelets engraved with our kiddos names!  Thanks Kelli!


 Showing off the cake again!

If that wasn't enough, on Sunday our church threw us a shower.  And did they ever go over the top!  Let me just say that in the 6 years Brian and I have been at Oakcrest, the people there have become like family.  We feel so blessed to be able to serve with such amazing people.   And I love that people already are praying for  and loving Tate!

 Cutest cake ever!  Our sweet friend Kim spent hours making this special cake for us!  She also did our wedding cake over 6 years ago.  And it tasted just as good as it looked!

You may recognize the cake from these prints that are hanging in Tate's nursery!

 There was one person at the shower that actually has met Tate!  Kellie shared her story about meeting and playing with Tate even before we had ever seen his face.  (And few tears were shared at this point!:)) 

Our parents even got gifts of t-shirts with their names on them!

The wonderful hostesses minus Kim.

The only bad thing is that now I think we are going to need a bigger nursery!:)

We feel so thankful that we have so many people in our lives that love and support us!
We are blessed!

2 days until MOWA!
10 days until Ethiopia!


Lindsey said...

AHHH!!! I am so excited about you guys travellin and meeting baby Tate. Keeping you close to our hearts and our prayers! We LOVE you guys.

Amber said...

What a wonderful blessing to need a bigger nursery for all of Tate's gifts! I can't believe you leave so soon!!! So happy that your family will be together.

Wes and Layla said...

So excited for you!!! We'll be praying for you tonight!!

Sherri said...

I am SO sorry I had to miss your shower!! That cake is absolutely wonderful.

Please keep us posted!! I know I haven't been around much, but I can't wait for your boy.

Kathleen said...

I can't tell you how excited I was to see "Oklahoma" as your home state!! Yippee!
My husband and I have JUST started this journey...to adopt from Ethiopia. Today was our conference call with Gladney and man are our heads spinning!!!
I am so excited for you and your husband...getting to meet Tate soon! Such a wonderful blessing.
I will follow along with your blog!
You can hop over to mine sometime as well.
Congratulations and Blessings!

Rebecca said...

I love this post! It's so sweet to see how much love there is to surround Tate! I don't know why, but I almost started bawling when I saw the picture of all the grandparents with the shirt. Tate has no idea how much he's loved - the best part is, you have the rest of his life to show him!

YAY!! You're going to Ethiopia soon!!!

The Busters said...

So glad you were showered with so much love!!! Yes, you will definitely need a bigger nursery!! :) Thinking of you like crazy and praying for good news. I can't wait for you to hug and kiss that sweet boy!!!