Thursday, January 22, 2009

What a Day!!

We were so thankful yesterday to get the news that we passed court and are now the proud parents of Rahel "Rae" Scout Blackwell. That smile was really the inspiration to keep her birth name and to call her Rae as it seems the sun is radiating from her face. We are firming up our travel plans and are leaving the 5th to fly to DC and will be flying to Ethiopia on the 6th. We will be back in Missouri on the 14th with the best Valentine's present our family could ever dream of getting. We have so much to do in the next two weeks, but are thoroughly enjoying every step of planning and preparation for our journey to get Precious Baby Rae!!!


amyb said...

How amazing! She is so beautiful! Congratulations!

Chantelle Becking said...

Super super super congrats to you and your family! Your daughter is just beautiful and what a smile!
I just found your blog and have been reading it. I got it from your friends Simply Love blog which I have followed for some time now.
Our family is adopting from Ethiopia and are #1 on the wait list for a baby/toddler girl. I am so happy to see you pass court and be able to brin ghome your daughter! How awesome!
We too live in Missouri...We live in Southeast Missouri. So far since we began oru adoption, one other family in our smaller town has chosen to adopt from Ethiopia also.
Wondering is we are anywhere enar each other. We just went to the Ethiopian Adoption Holiday Celebration in STL with a great group of people....
Best to you on yoru travels! So happy to see families move through court and get their kids home!

Meredith said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!! We'll be praying for you as you travel.

Corrin said...

Where in MO do you live? We live in St. Louis and we are just now beginning the adoption process.

The Gillman Family said...

Kevin and Kelly!

I heard you are off to ET today!!! I wanted to tell you before you left that we were praying for your trip. Can't wait to see you back in MO!