Friday, January 2, 2009

Nice Way to Start the Year....

We received update pictures of Miss Jessica yesterday. She looks so much more grownup than she did the last time we saw her. She looks more like a little girl and less like a toddler.

We didn't receive pictures of Nathan. Not sure why.

Still no word about Malot.

We also have tentative dates for the next trip - Jan 27th - Feb 2nd.

That means in a few short weeks we can hug and kiss them again.

Thanks to Lynnae and Vivian and Maggie for your orders on the Etsy store. We hope to sell as much as we can in the next 3 weeks so we have more money to take to them.

We're taking Feed My Starving Children rice again this trip. I think that's helped - all the children looked a little bit more round-cheeked than they did in October (based on the update pics I've seen).

We're taking down a water filtration system as well.

A lot to get pulled together. A lot to sell. A lot of prayers and waiting left to do.

Can't wait to see you again, Nathan and Jessica!


Melissa said...

She is so cute! I want to squeeze her cheeks :-)

Anonymous said...

Brent and Lori,
So great to see new photos! She looks wonderful!

Chris said...

Brent and Lori,
We weren't sure if D'Jounela's cheeks were really puffy or if it was wishful thinking. Seeing the other children looking healthy confirms what we hoped. To echo what has already been said, Jessica looks awesome. How about them Utes!

Pete and Mare said...

Have you two bought the baseball bats? You both will be needing them in the near future to chase away the boys. She's so beautiful and sweet! I love the pics! Like you were looking forward to seeing Nathan's too. We'll be there very soon ;)

geralyn said...

What a sweet little girl!!

R AND R AND Z said...

great pics she looks great. I hope you are doing well

geralyn said...

Lori, THanks for the super nice post on my blog. It made me cry happy tears. It is weird how knowing that someone else is going thru what I am is oddly comforting. I guess misery does love company. I just know that someday we will all have our babies home. Now if it could only be tomorrow, I would be beyond ecstatic!! Your kind words really helped pull me out of my funk. Thanks a gazillion!!

Perla said...

i my goodness! look at her hair!!! i didn't know it could look like that. i thought those little twists just were how her hair grew. :) just kidding. but yes, she does look so much older with those darling little side braids. i'm excited that you will get to see the kids again so soon. what kind of water filtration system are you taking?

Perla said...

"i my goodness"? sorry, sometimes my irish ancestry seeps out and i say, "i" or "aye" instead "oh" like a normal person would.

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