Sunday, February 27, 2011

packing, packing....

and more packing! That seems to be the story of my life, these days.
I know it's been a while since I've updated you all on our journey, so I'd like to take this time to give you a quick overview of what the Robinsons have been up to lately.

1) Showers of blessings!
Our church family was so kind and gracious to give us a baby shower a couple of weeks ago.
We cannot say enough how incredibly blessed we are to have such loving and caring church family. They have completely embraced our adoption journey and at times it's almost as if they themselves are going through the process. They've cried, rejoiced, prayed and walked hand-in-hand with us. We truly love our church!!
So here are a few photos from the shower:

2) Needles, needles and more needles!
That just about summarizes our past Wednesday. Jeremy and I finally decided to face our fears head on! (ok, we don't really have a "fear" of needles...but we're not crazy about them either). We were so glad to discover we had our full series of hepatitis done with our employer and didn't need to re-do it! AH....the simple joys in life!! :)  Anyways, we are now fully immunized for: polio (boy, does that vaccine hurt for days...), menactra meningitis (apparently quite popular in Ethiopia), typhoid and tetanus. 
Here is a picture of my boo boos :-(

3) Let the packing begin!
So I can pretty much sum up my life lately with something like this: laundry, folding, packing...repeat steps one through three...    
I can't complain (too much) because this means we are just one suitcase closer to seeing our baby boy!! 

As you all know, I am planning on staying in Ethiopia between court and embassy, so I have LOTS of food items, baby items (300 diapers to be exact) and not too mention all of my junk to carry with me to Ethiopia. So here is a picture of the suitcases carrying the food. (yes, I love black beans!!)

Never did I know how many microwavable items exist in this world!!! But, apparently quite a few - and they are probably all in my suitcase!

Well, that is it for now. Once I finish organizing Ethan's room and putting away all of the gifts, I will share a picture with ya'll.


1 comment:

  1. This is sooooo exciting!!!

    Please tell me you will be blogging or posting on FB or somewhere while you are gone??? You're on our prayer list and though we haven't met, Tim and I think and pray for you often.

    Yesterday morning while preparing to travel west to Utah for work/vacation Tim says, "Jeremy and Keyla are T minus 6 days". He must have seen something on FB.

    Ethan is so blessed to have you both as mom and dad. How does that sound? Mom and Dad. Pretty miraculous!!!

    We will certainly keep you in our prayers as this is the ride of your life and your "delivery date"! Just so happens your "hospital's labor room" is in Ethiopia.

    I am all teary posting for you all! Maybe because as a couple waiting on their "first born" I know how excited you must be and "get it".

    Ok...going to go now. I need to get myself together and get ready to ski!

    Take care and sooooo much thankfulness for you both this week!