Mama (Anne) & Reese

Daddy (Mike) & Lilly


This book is a MUST read for all interested in Ethiopian adoption.

Melissa Fay Greene

Here's a great video summary of the book by MF Greene and here is the full length version

Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy Birthday America!

We spent the second 4th of July in a row at the beach with our dear friends, the Brophys. It was wonderful! We traveled with them to Ethiopia in March 2007 to get our kiddos from the Gladney transitional home. Lilly is almost exactly a month older than Ashenafi and we are excited that they can be forever friends and have this incredible connection. Last year the Brophys were hosting Eyerus through Bright Future's Camp and now she is their daughter! Her English has come SO FAR in the 7 short months that she has lived in the US. She is such a doll. We love her. Reese and Lilly ADORE her. She is a special little lady, for sure.
These kids are excited to be US Citizens this year! Eyerus says that she is grateful to be a US "Diziden." Too cute.
My girls are 100% Daddy's girls:
Lilly relaxing on the beach:
The proud daddies:

Lilly and Ash watchin' a little video together: "VV" (TV) in Ash language and "DDD" (DVD) in Lilly language

Eyerus did Lilly's hair (as seen above) in some cute little braids. Eyerus is MAGIC with children. Sarah Marie says that she is like the Pied Piper of Kids and it is so true. She managed to get Lilly to hold still while braiding her hair and she can also make any kid stop crying almost instantly!


Hi! I'm Laura & this is my blog. said...

great pics. looks like you had fun. yes, i am home and hoping i can stay with gladney..

Becky said...

are your friends in the dc/balt. area as well? It would be great to meet up with them too someday once we get our girls home! if that EVER happens! :) looks like you guys had a fun time at the beach!

Nick Brophy & Sarah Marie Martin said...

too cute! love your posting. xo

Tymm said...

thanks for the kind words and posts on our site! You guys got yourself a pretty sweet family yourself!!

Amy said...

Sweet pictures! Looks like you guys had another amazing 4th! Lilly is growing up.. She looks tall!

I NEED to call you. I just know that it will be a little chunk of time and I keep waiting for the perfect time! I just need to do it!

Anonymous said...

hey there! how are you guys doing? let's catch up soon. xxoo, smm

Amber said...

Could they be any cuter?!!

Vivien Macdonald said...

Great pics! Woman, you need to update your blog. :-) MISS YOU GUYS!!!

Tami said...

Are we going to get new pictures in 2009? LOL

Tami said...

Are we going to get new pictures in 2009? LOL