Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October 20, 2009 - It's Official!

Introducing Sam Amanuel Shepard!

Here is the first picture we received of him. This is when I fell in love!

What a morning yesterday! After our court date had been messed up twice (october 5 then october 12), I was so nervous. I couldn't focus on anything and as time slipped away, I was absolutely convinced that it was bad news and Sara just was trying to figure out a way to tell me. But no, it was good news!

Pete, Pete's mom, my mom and step-father, and I will head out on Saturday, November 7 to arrive on November 9! We're pretty set on UAE airlines from the positive reviews I've heard but are very confused about where to stay.

Yesterday I went shopping, had a pedicure, had a Dairy Queen blizzard and had an EXTREMELY nice dinner with my husband and drank lots of wine. It felt like the weight of this 4 year saga had been lifted from my shoulders. I feel so blessed.


Julie said...

Congratulations! He is GORGEOUS!

More Dorrs said...

How did I miss the whole thing of referral and court dates???!!

This kid is fantastic! Look at how beautiful he is! Not long now until he is in your arms!

Would you be willing to take some pics of our little guy? Email me at jakeandbeka @ gmail dot com when you get a chance.

Many, many congrats on your sweet son!


karichuckroryskylar said...

So excited for you! I look forward to hearing about your exciting trip. How long will you be in Ethiopia?

Calmil2 said...

What a handsome little man!!! Congratulations.