Returning the Blessings!!!

Ok, there is so much to fill everyone in on right now. I can't though right now. :) We are just very busy doing lots of fun stuff for our trip.

We leave July 14th and will be back July 28th! We are packing, painting rooms and bunk beds, booking flights and rooms, more paperwork (can you believe that!), organizing more clothes in closets (fun!), shopping for the trip and trying to keep up with daily life! Oh yea, can't forget getting lots of shots!!!

Well, it's our turn to bless others and return the favor. If you want us to bring a care package to your child(ren) when we go to ET we would LOVE to! We have had so much fun sending care packages with others and getting new pictures and updates on the kids. So, we want to return the blessing to you! So, just leave me a message and I will get back to you.

Thank you to all who have hugged on my kiddos and gave them care packages and took pictures! It has been such a blessing and has helped us keep focused on their sweet faces during all this craziness! (not that I need much help thinking of them right now :))

Here is the latest picture we got from Amy when she was there last week picking up her sweet little girl.

Naomi Genet is "kissing" Sophia and Silas! How cute! And look at all that hair!
We also got an update on Dawitt from Janet who is there now in ET. Here is what she said about him...
"BTW your boy was so happy and smiley when I visited him. He's CUTE! He loved his package- put the rubberbands (Zaney Bands) on his wrists, stickers on him and he insisted on carrying the card all around with him. The one that sings. He LOVED it! "
Thanks Janet for the updates!
That's all for now!


Introducing Dawitt and Naomi

We passed court today! It is official!


Yes, they are ours officially today! Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!


Tomorrow is hopefully the day! Court!

Well, we wait now until tomorrow and see if we will pass court (3rd try). God has been really teaching me about trusting him with His timing and not my own. Proverbs 3:5-6 is my life verse and it applies now as I have to lean on His understanding and not my own. We will let you know as soon as we know something. Thanks for all your prayers!


Happy 4th Birthday "Little Man D"

Today is our little boy's birthday in Ethiopia. We thought for a short time that we were going to maybe be with him on his birthday. But, our court date was changed again and now it is June 23rd. God knows the plans he has for us and they are way better than the plans I have for myself.

I can't imagine what his birth mother is thinking today. She must be an amazing women to give her son a better life by placing him for adoption. That is the biggest sacrifice ever! I am looking forward to meeting her when we are in Ethiopia. But, scared too. What do I even say to her? How will she be feeling? What will she think of us? Will we just cry the whole time? So many questions and feeling run through me when I think about that day we meet. So, today is the day that she had this sweet little boy 4 years ago and now we are so blessed to be able to raise him in our family. He is a gift from God to us. We can't wait to meet him and his sister.

Happy Birthday Little Man D!!! We love you so much!


Court Date Change AGAIN!

Yes, Natalie called today with the news that our court date got changed AGAIN! It was May 24th the first time. Then got moved to June 16th because MOWA did not form their opinion. Now they had to move it again because June 16th is a holiday in Ethiopia and the courts are closed. So our new court date is June 23rd!

This has been the hardest part of the journey for me. I just cried when I got off the phone with Natalie. I just want to pass court at this point so it is final. Then I can just focus on traveling. I have been more emotional this past month then ever in the process. Our whole adoption process has gone so smoothly. And this is just a little set back. Some of you might just say, "it's only one week difference", but one week seems like a long time when you are waiting to see if these two beautiful babies will be Kingsburys!

Keep praying for us to pass court! We will keep you posted! It's all in HIS timing!!!


Getting Ready!

So, we are in "Get Ready" mode right now. We are getting ready for our babies to come home. We have our big yard sale this coming weekend. Our garage is packed full and we have more coming before the weekend. And, we are re-doing 4 rooms in the house (yes 4!). The boys are getting their room done in a sports theme. We have to paint beds and move dressers. Sophia has her own room now (but Silas has been still sleeping with her). We are getting her room together with new colors. She has our old queen bed so we had to get her new bedding. Her bed will also be our quest bed when we need it. And then there is the nursery to be put together. We still can't believe we are getting a baby again. It's so exciting! We have the crib all set up now. Lastly, we have the "school room" to figure out. We are moving the school room to our front office with my computer. We have lots of work to do in our house. Then there is the packing for a trip soon too. We ordered some of our humanitarian aid today that we have to bring to Addis Ababa when we travel. We got all our luggage ready to be packed. My mind is going all the time with all that has to be done before we leave. But we can't plan our trip until we pass court on June 16th and get our travel dates. We are doing everything we can before the court date to get ready for them to come home.

I can't wait to post pictures after we pass court too! They are so beautiful trust me!!! We can at least call them "little man D" and "Baby N" for now! That is all I can say for now!