Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Going down -

After finally being able to figure out how to do it, we have transferred all of the older posts from this blog to our new one.... We are going to only have this blog active for about another week. (I say that like we have actually been writing on it lately.) We are going to START BACK updating our blog on a regular basis with pictures and stories of what is going on in our lives. So we hope that you will go to our new blog and click to follow it!!! Who knows what God has in store for us for 2012 and what news we may be sharing on it.... Until later, JW

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hello again -

Where do I even begin to try to catch everyone up on where our lives are now... I think I can sum up in one word how things are for KC and me now that we have Zoe home - exhausting! Let’s see if I can do a quick recap of the last three and a half months in a few paragraphs. We got home. Zoe started to grow like a weed. She came home with no teeth and couldn’t pull up on her own, and now is cutting tooth number 9 and any day she will be letting go of the edge of the couch and not just taking three or four steps, but running around like Olivia. It has been a ton of stuff going on. The girls have started going to Mothers Morning Out and church three days a week. We have been traveling all over the state. We had the fall festival at our church. We most recently had Zoe’s first birthday (Nov. 14th). She actually got christened the day before at church and we had her party that afternoon. And we moved to a house with a little more room. With all of that quickly thrown out there, and probably not that well put together, we are letting everyone know that we will no longer be posting on this blog…. because we have a new one. I am going to see if my friend Raleigh Price (@ ) can help me swap all of our old posts onto our new blog, because that is above my level of understanding. So… here is the new one - We hope that each of you will make your way over there and check out what is going on in our high speed, sometimes crazy life. Thank you for following us on our journey to bring home our Zoe Grace. We hope you will continue to follow us as we see what God has in store for us. - JW, KC, Olivia and Zoe

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Introducing Zoe Grace!

Wow! What a jammed pack couple of months we have had and man have we been slackers on our blog! Sorry guys but we’ve had our hands full…

Introducing Miss Zoe Grace……
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Here is the run down…
May 6 – received the call that we had a June 2 court date in Ethiopia
May 29 – left for Ethiopia
May 30 – met our precious daughter
June 2 – court date (didn’t pass because MOWA letter was not there)
June 17 – passed court, Zoe is officially ours!!
August 2 – found out we were not submitted to Embassy icon sad Welcome Home Zoe Grace!
August 7 – Surprise! Found out there had been miscommunication and we had been Submitted, accepted,and approved to travel!!
August 13 – left for Ethiopia!
August 15 – we passed Embassy!!
August 18 – Zoe heading to her forever home!!
August 19 – Welcome home Zoe Grace you are officially a US citizen!!

We are so lucky to have a huge support system and the best friends and family. They were there to greet us when we stepped off the plane.

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Our sweet friends then hosted an awesome welcome home party. Zoe never skipped a beat and fit in right away. It’s so cool that she automatically has 6 best friends in our small group.

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The party had been planned out so well and the details were noted, even down to the toppers on the cupcakes. It really was done top notch. Thank you Raleigh and Christen for the awesome Welcome Home package you guys put together! If you or someone you know is adopting, you can click here to order the package for their coming home party.

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Guys, it is Amazing how God hand picked Zoe specifically for us and how she has adapted so fast to our family. Right away she fell into Olivia’s schedule which makes me one happy mommy!

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Speaking of Olivia, she loves her “Sissy”! They are so cute together icon smile Welcome Home Zoe Grace! They are definitely sisters pulling hair one minute and hugging the next, true sisterly love icon smile Welcome Home Zoe Grace!

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We are so thankful for each one of you that has supported, prayed and helped us bring Zoe home. I can’t believe she is finally home, life couldn’t get any better. icon smile Welcome Home Zoe Grace!

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-JW & KC