Monday, August 29, 2011

~Daddy & Mommy~

Happy 30th Anniversary, Mommy and Daddy!!!!!!!!!!

We Love You!
Shiloh - Bethany - Jordan - Eden - Judah - Havilah - Benjamin

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Highland Games

Last month, our family attend the Scottish Highland Games!  Not only did we go as viewers, but Daddy, Jordan, and I went as competitors as well.  Jordan and Daddy ran the Kilted Mile (a mile long race that is run in a--you guessed it!  A kilt!) and I did the Scottish Fiddle Competition.

We so enjoyed the games!  Not only did we get to do and see some really fun things, but we also spent the day with two other families!

Enjoy the pictures!

The Games.
Our very early morning started off with a fiddle workshop I did and then the competition.
Getting into the mood of Scottish Fiddle!
After the competition I jammed with this boy.

When we were done with the fiddle, we raced off to see the kilted mile!
We got there just in the nick of time!

And they're off!
Jordan coming around the bend!  He held the lead for three laps!
And Daddy running down the Home Stretch.
Daddy and Jordan did a wonderful job in the race.
Daddy won 1st place in his category; Jordan came in a very close 4th place!
Scottish Camera wars at our base camp!
The cutest Scottish guy you'll ever meet!
Shiloh did an amazing job on Judah and Benjamin's kilts.  You can read about them HERE.
After the competitions, it was time to relax and go exploring.
Yvonne S. and I show off our sun glasses and authentic Scottish wear!
We found our Tartan!  We are from the Lindsay Clan.
If you know us, then you know that we love to dance! 
We could not resist the opportunity to try our feet at Scottish Country Dancing!
Although Irish Ceili Dancing is still our favorite, we had a lot of fun doing the Scottish Dancing!
Jordan danced in his kilt!  A very Scottish thing to do!  :)
We really enjoyed seeing the Pipe Bands perform.  Bagpipes are amazing instruments!

Sitting on the grass ready to watch the...

 ...Caber toss!  This was by far the craziest thing we have ever seen!
 At the end of the games, we saw the Mass Pipe Bands play "Amazing Grace".  It was very moving.
 Before we left, we did a "mini mile" race with our friends!
Jordan, Evan S. me, Yvonne S. Eden, Joy D. Elanne S. Sumi D. and Shiloh all running down the track!!!
Whew!  Recovering from the race!
Although no one really knows who won that, we still had fun!
All the Lassies.
All the Laddies.

"Alba Gu Bra!!!"
Meaning: Scotland Forever!

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Havilah turns 5!!

Havilah in Ethiopia | 2010
Havilah in Ethiopia | 2010
Today, is the 5th birthday of a very special little girl whom the
 Lord brought into our family in early March 2011...

Daddy & Havilah in Ethiopia | December 2011

Havilah & her new baby doll safely Home! | March 2011

Benjamin, Havilah, & Judah | July 2011

Havilah & Shiloh at the Coast | July 2011
We were very blessed to welcome Havilah into our family~
as she became 4th Sister in our growing 'popluation of girls'. ;)

Girls have fun!
We love being sisters and are blessed to have each other!!
Eden, Havilah, Shiloh, & Bethany | June 2011

Havilah with brothers: Judah & Benjamin | August 2011

Havilah Tirfe | July 2011

Havilah on a 'water day' | August 2011

We praise the Lord for the additions
He has given to our family~

Living up to the meaning of her middle name (Tirfe), Havilah truly is our profit!!

Havilah has a sweet heart for Jesus.  In this coming year we pray that she will learn and grow closer to Him and seek to obey the Lord in all that she does!

Thank you, Jesus for Havilah Tirfe!!

Happy Birthday, Havilah!

Daddy ~ Mommy ~ Shiloh ~ Bethany ~ Jordan ~ Eden ~ Judah ~ Benjamin

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Three-some in the Sun!

Today, I needed to get some post placement adoption shots for our upcoming 6 month post placement visit~ so I ended up getting a picture of each of the three "littles".  Enjoy!
Judah Philip

Havilah Tirfe

Benjamin Abezu

Havilah, Benjamin, & Judah
Posted By: Shiloh!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Three-some!

We headed outside today to get some special photos for a very wonderful event.......  Here are a few of my favorite "three-some" shots.  Stay tuned to EFF for that upcoming event!

Posted By: Shiloh!

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Confetti Bomb!

As some of you know, Shiloh just turned a whopping 20 years old!!!  We knew that an age like this needed a big surprise... so, Jordan, Eden, and I put together the perfect plan!

We decided that Shiloh would need to dress up as a princess with some funny "jewelry" we got at the store.  Next, when Daddy and Mommy took her out to eat, we would call the restaurant to tell them that someone very special would be coming to have dinner.  While they were away, we would decorate the house with... well, I'll let you see that  part for yourself!

Enjoy the pictures from the day!

Shiloh closes her eyes while Eden gets the surprise ready!

The Princess!  Oh wait.  She's not quite done yet....

And there's the finished product!

A favorite remark from Shiloh: "I'm keeping this wand.  It means I rule!"

Unfortunately, it wasn't all play for Her Majesty.... she did have to practice harp! :)

Daddy, Shiloh, and Mommy getting ready to head off to the restaurant!

While they were gone, us three got to work.

Eden and I put up a banner.

Then we covered up the door with wrapping paper!

"What?!  Are they here yet?"

Doing the finishing touches...

...And we're done!  We even put in a cellophane window!
(Click to enlarge)
Now, to see the out come of this contraption... you will have to scroll down to watch the video.

All the girls.

Shiloh with the cookies that they gave her at the restaurant.

Happy Birthday Shiloh!

And here is the Confetti Bomb!

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