Sam and Jacob lived in the same transition home (orphanage) in Ethiopia. We met and became friends with his mom and dad back in April. They live in Galesburg, IL (about 3 hours away) and we always talked about how fun it would be to get together someday.The Mowen family spent about 2 months in Ethiopia waiting to pass court and bring Jacob home. They came to Chicago this weekend to spend time with us and welcome another little girl home from Ethiopia. We had a blast together laughing and reminiscing.
Brad and Tara are starting the process again to adopt from Ethiopia. The crazy/exciting part is they are requesting a sibling group of up to 4 kids. Yes, you read that right. The kids could be between the ages of 0-14 years! We were saying they might reconsider a big family after 24 hours of Murray Craziness.
Our kids loved the new water-sprinkler-ball-shooter thing that the Mowen's gave us and the dads and babies watched all the action.
Ikea and the babies laughed.
their daughter. With weather delays the Mowen's couldn't stay an extra 24 hours:( Thankfully we could go and welcome Aliya Wefe home!
Snyder family together at last. They live in Iowa so I'm sure we'll have a reunion!
Scotty loved Aliya and wanted to know when she and her brothers could come spend the night again.