Monday, August 25, 2008

It's been a year!

We've had Anna Mihret and Adah Derartu for a year now! It seems like they've ALWAYS been our daughters and I cannot fathom their life in Ethiopia. Anna still remembers some things as she is still apprehensive and ambivilent at times.

Here's a look back:

Anna Mihret in Ethiopia with her nanny, before we had ever seen her. She did NOT want her picture taken. Another adoptive family was taking the picture for us. Adah Derartu. She slept in that chair for I don't know how long.
This is how the girls looked when we got to CWAE to pick them up. They woke them up out of a dead sleep and handed them to us. Poor babies.
Sheka going over feeding instructions for Mihret with Sarah.
Nanny & Adah (who isn't at all sure she likes what is going on.) Look at how little she is. Thirteen pounds at eleven months. Wow.
Adah Derartu in the hotel in Ethiopia.
Anna Mihret in the Ethiopian hotel.
Home for a few days. Arianne & Anna Mirhet
Adah Derartu at the same picnic. She's so serious. :)


  1. A year already! Hard to believe.

  2. One whole year... thanks for the look back.

  3. It is hard to believe it has been a year. It has been a long time since we checked your blog...thanks for all the great pictures. We are doing well, Heidi gave birth in March...and we have been adjusting to two since then. Ezra turns 2 on Monday the 1st of September.!
    Hope all is going well with your family.
    Dustin and Heidi