Sunday, June 12, 2011

“Superman was adopted” recap

OK, I’ve owed you guys this post for a long time.  By this point, I know you all know that I am on a BAD blogging schedule (and I keep telling you for good reason and I promise to tell you soon on WHY that reason is).  Many of you have asked if you can still order shirts and the short answer is YES BUT NOT QUITE YET.  They will be available soon (back to the reason on WHY the blogging delays).  I will let you know here in the next week hopefully!

So, when we mailed out our shirts last month, we asked people to send in pictures of them wearing them … here are the pictures that we received (be ready for A LOT  of cuteness!)

Bufkin

Our friends’ boys who are currently adopting from Ethiopia with our agency AGCI. 

  Cass

We traveled to Ethiopia with this family!  How cute are these twins!?!?!  I can’t believe how big they’ve gotten – they were so TINY when we saw them last time…

Carson

Another friend’s son whose family is also adopting from Ethiopia with our agency. 

OK, on the next 2, we couldn’t decide which picture was cuter so I had to post both!

 Deena1

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 HK

Our good friends here in town that have been SO supportive of our adoption of Silas and his baby sister.  Their little boy is always ON THE MOVE – hence the blurriness :)

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Local friends who have 2 adoptive daughters that are so sweet!

 Miles H

How adorable is this boy!?!

 Rutledges

OK, good local friends who just got home from adopting their 2 children from Rwanda.  What’s funny is that they thought they would get a referral of children who were a little older but were surprised (and thrilled!) of the referral of their younger kiddos.  So, they got the shirts before their referral and that is why the shirts are SOOO BIG on them (especially little Hope!) :)  Too funny and cute!

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A family who adopted her little girl from Ethiopia with our same agency and travelled a few months before us…

And what’s crazy is that our friends who let us use their Superman design just got home a week ago today from South Korea with their son!  How amazing was that homecoming!  Here are a few pics from the airport of some of us sporting our shirts in support of their adoption…

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They arrived at the airport right at Silas’ naptime – all-in-all, he did pretty good for a 20 minute power nap on the way to the airport

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 Airport3

Brodie

HERE IS THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THEIR FAMILY! 

 Brodie2

Happy and tired momma being greeted by Silas and Amber.

Bates

Proud big brother and daddy greeting everyone.

Airport homecomings are so incredible to me.  It’s a small glimpse of what I think arriving in heaven will be like.  So many of our family and friends who went before us waiting at the gates for us to arrive forever home and cheering us on and encouraging us.  There are so many representations of the Gospel in the world of adoption.  This is just one more to add to the list…

Finally, we want to THANK YOU for all the support with these shirts … you guys blessed us so much and blew our expectations out of the water.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

4 comments:

Alison said...

Love this post! I just posted about Carson's shirt yesterday! He LOVES it!!! He had it on all afternoon after church today! So glad this has been such a great fundraiser for ya'll!!!

MamaMimi said...

So cute!!

livingintaradise said...

loving this. Just discovered your blog again and I hate that I missed the t-shirt sale! I now have your blog bookmarked so I will know the next time they go on sale!!!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Love it!!! Can't wait to hear :)