Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Precious Lives Up To Her Name

It is hard to put into words what it was like meeting Precious for the first time. When we arrived at the school, we were welcomed by a sea of smiling faces.



We looked around for Precious, but could not find her. Kingsley said that she would be coming soon. So we waited, and loved on the other children. Finally our little Precious was standing right in front of us. I'm sure she was very over whelmed by us.



We scooped her up and I don't think we put her down the entire time we were with her. She is such a beautiful girl. I'm sure you will all agree. I was really suprised to see her hair with yarn extensions. So cute!!! She seems healthy and happy. We had such a great time with her.
Here are just a few pictures of our little Precious.











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She really enjoyed playing at the beach or as she would say "in the sea water".

Is she not the cutest little girl you have ever seen. I miss her, and can't wait until she is home!!

We love you Precious.







Wednesday, February 11, 2009

GOING TO GHANA

We are so excited!!! We (Bart, Karen, Brock, Bryce, and Alyssa) are going to leave for Ghana on Sunday!!!
We found out some interesting news about our little Precious. It seems she has 3, yes 3 older sisters. We thought she was an only child. So needless to say this was a surprise for us. We also found out that the chief came to the school/orphanage (Luckyhill). He said he would not allow the adoption of Precious unless we promised to help find a family for at least one of her sisters. So our court date has been postponed until Tuesday the 17th. And the hunt is on for a family.
We decided, okay I decided, that we should go to Ghana. Our plan is to hopefully get an adoption decree on Tuesday, and then file our I600 paper work in Ghana before we come back home on the 23rd . We won't be able to bring Precious home with us, but hopefully very soon. I can't wait to meet her!!!! So that's the update on our adoption.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Third Times The Charm

If you remember, I posted we were supposed to have our court date in Ghana on Jan. 30. We had to reschedule because some people showed up late, and the session had already begun. So our court date was set for today. But this time the judge didn't show up, he had a death in his family. So needless to say....no judge...no adoption decree. Our court date has been rescheduled for Tuesday Feb. 10. We could really use your prayers that things will go well on Tuesday.

As soon as we hear that we have an adoption decree we plan on traveling to Ghana to file our I600 paper work. Bart and I, Brock, Bryce and Alyssa are planning on going, we won't be able to bring Precious home with us. But we are excited about going to meet her, I can't wait to hold her and kiss her sweet cheeks. We will also doing some sight seeing, and help at the school/orphanage. We are all very anxious to go.

On the brighter side of things we did receive some new pictures of Precious last week. I can't believe how much her hair has grown. Looks like it should be fun to braid.




Wednesday, February 4, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROCK

I can't believe our first baby is 21 years old. Where did the time go???

He was a beautiful baby weighing in at 7 lbs. 9 oz.





He has grown into a handsome young man....if I do say so myself.

We have been so blessed to be Brocks parents. He is an amazing young man.

We Love You Brock

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRECIOUS

Precious had a birthday on Saturday. She turned 5 years old.

We had a little party without her, with decorations, balloons, and a cake.

We even send her some balloons is the wind .... I hope she got them. ; )