Thursday, March 17, 2011

Celebrating Our First 365 days!


 How perfectly appropriate that we received these "Got Love?  adopt." shirts on the very day we were celebrating our first year together!!!  Aren't they great?  You can get yours here.

I think THIS is love.  ;-)
What's up with these lips???
Hams.  All three of them.
I did something that night that I had not been brave enough to do in our first 365 days together:  I cooked Ethiopian food!  And... (drumroll, please...)  IT WAS INCREDIBLE!!!  I was shocked at how delicious it was.  I got the recipe from the amazing Mary- recipe posted here.  

Someone was happy I cooked ET food!

And someone ate it all!!!  (actually we all did !)
 Last year on our first day with Avé in Ethiopia we went to a coffee shop after our Embassy appointment and we got some ice cream there for the kids.  We put one small bite into her mouth, and she didn't even bother to close her mouth around it!  She just looked shocked at the cold and then let it slide right out of her mouth and onto her shirt!  Rejection!!!  But... it didn't take long for that to change.  So in honor of that first day we went and got ice cream after dinner.  



A perfect way to end a wonderful day... 
and a great start our NEXT year together as a
3 continent family.

6 comments:

Heidi said...

LOVE!!! Happy one year, Sweet Family!

Lindsey said...

You guys obviously GOT LOVE. We adore you guys...big time! Happy anniversary.

Owlhaven said...

Good job! Happy one year together!

Mary

jay n tricia said...

Love all your pictures and the incredible shirts. My husband and I followed your journey last year as you brought Ave home; in God's wonderful providence it was just as we were feeling SO pulled toward adopting a little toddler girl of our own, so finding your blog was so encouraging. Thank you for sharing your family's first year home...it is amazing to see all your kids together and the joy. We are now 4 months into the wait on Gladney's list for a 2-3 year old girlie and look forward to what our journey holds. Happy One Year Familyversary!!

kim said...

You have a BEAUTIFUL family!! And thank you for the recipe, I have been looking for ET recipes that I can play with at home! :O)

Brian Reilly said...

Love the pictures, I'm so glad everything worked out for you with the judge!

Selam! G'day! Hello!