Friday, December 31, 2010


Dear Poppy Dip Supporters,
We have been to Ethiopia to see our son-- passed our court hearing-- and have returned home WITHOUT him to simply await our embassy date so we may return to pick him up and bring him home forever.

Long story short...
I was going to travel to pick him up... but upon meeting him... hearing his story (as we met his birth father-- )... seeing the connection made between Montie and Samson Jude... we feel that BOTH us of need to go to get him.

We are making a plea if anyone of you might feel led to give-- even just $10

You may click on the link below for a contribution (tax) credit in 2010... scroll down on the page to the 'donate' button and it will direct you to the PAYPAL page

please put COUCH 997 Adoption in the 'purpose'
Year End Giving Deadline: Donations must be received, postmarked or, in the case of credit card giving, charged by 12/31/10 in order for the donation to receive contribution credit in 2010.

the CHIP-IN/Plane tickets button at the top left side bar is also a way you may give... but will not count towards a tax credit.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

We are home... our hearts are aching

~ to have our sweetest little Samson Jude home too...
We now will wait for our embassy date and hop on a plane back to Addis Ababa ETHIOPIA to bring him home... (in a matter of weeks --and we pray a short span!)
This was the most heart wrenching thing we have ever done, to have to leave him there. We trust fully in our great God, knowing He will take care of him.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010 to meet our boy!!

leaving in the morning to meet our little Samson Jude
Addis Ababa ETHIOPIA
~ court--December 27th

so we celebrated our family Christmas together a bit early

and then an early morning with stockings!!

... he's waiting to meet us...studying our photos!!

wishing you all a
Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

santa hat

We leave in just FOUR days!!!
We can't wait to see you Samson Jude!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

it's freezing here!!! uuuggghhhh

...but we're packing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
in just 11 days ...
we will get to meet our little Samson Jude!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

time flies by

... have been watching home videos!...
they grow up SO fast...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

catch up with little girlies in POPPY DIPS!!

our little presents!!~ Solomon Natnael ~ Esther Yordanos

now to show all these little cuties wearing their POPPY DIPS!!

THANK YOU again for ALL your support to help bring our little Samson Jude home!!
Hope to be back for more sewing later next year!!
now enjoy...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

just waiting...

to add our little Samson Jude...
I did have photos with the 3 BIGS...
but 'they' didn't 'like' their photos!! picky picky!!

my very cute 'adoption rocks' shirt... click here and scroll down on their blog