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Friday, August 8, 2008

Catching Up

It has been a LONG time since I have wrote an real update on our family!

We have had a couple of busy weeks! Last week we had my mom, dad and sister come into town for Nathaniel's big Adoption shower and his Dedication (video coming soon).

We had a wonderful time with family here! The Adoption shower was incredible! I was so amazed and overwhelmed by all the people who came to show their love to little Nathaniel. He was such a trooper and even fell asleep despite all the festivities.

So, there were over 200 pictures taken at the Adoption shower, and now my memory card is showing the pictures are there, but won't let me download them. Anyone have any suggestion??? I don't want to lose them!

The Dedication service was perfect and something I will never forget. It started with a special video I put together about our journey (see this post). We dressed Nathaniel in an Ethiopia outfit, and my mom, Paul's mom and I all wore items we purchased while in Ethiopia. It is hard to explain how it felt to be holding my son, surrounded by Paul's family and my family, while our church family prayed over us. We are truly blessed!

Nathaniel & Grandma

Nathaniel all dressed up on Dedication day

Grandpa and Nathaniel on Dedication day

Auntie Heather, Grandma, Me and Nathaniel

Auntie Heather at our favorite place...Starbucks! Nathaniel is becoming very familiar with this place. :-)


DGatch said...

Happy Birthday, Nathaniel.

Mom, take the memory card into the kiosk at your favorite StuffMart. It should read from there and you can download the pictures for about $5.

Emmy said...

Precious!!!!!! I am sooo happy for the both of you!

I've misplaced your email address, if you see this comment can you email it to me along with your address?