Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Nursery!

Well, we took your advice and decided to put the boys together in one room. It has been so much fun preparing a place for them! Everything is ready...now we just need the boys. So exciting to think that they'll be home here with us in just a week and a half! Enjoy a look around the nursery....








We had fun adding some special/sentimental touches to the room. These are my baby shoes and the photos are of baby Brian!


The little blue outfit is what Brian wore the day his parents made his adoption final in court! Yes, my husband was adopted also! So was my Dad, and the little green hand print was his at age six! So we'll have three generations of adoption in our family!


We bought this wooden cross in Ethiopia. Several regions in Ethiopia have their own cross design. This is called the Aksum cross, and it is from the Tigray region, where Jeremy and Zachary were born.


It is also a sweet reminder of the blessing from God that they are to our family. We leave on Friday for Ethiopia to be reunited with our boys, and we'll be home with them Labor Day weekend! It's been a life-changing journey, and I am forever grateful that God has chosen us to witness and be a part of the miracle of adoption. Jeremy and Zachary, we're so happy to be your Mama and Daddy!

13 comments:

Court said...

oh the boys' room is just too cute! you did a great job! can't wait to see you all home and together as a family of 4. we will be praying for you guys as you travel and bring your boys home!

Christine said...

LOVE IT!! So much!!! You did an amazing job!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

kcinnova said...

The boys' names are one of my favorite touches, but the pieces of your family's 3 generations of adoption especially touch my heart. What a wonderful history, and what an incredible joy!

Niemitz said...

Love Love Love the nursery!!! They are going to love sharing a room:) I also love the cross...Our little guy is also from the Tigray region. If you have time would you mind lovin' on our little guy and possibly getting some pics of him for us?!!! My email is brendaknott@hotmail.com If you are able to...shoot me an message and ill get you a pic of him and his info.

Have a safe and wonderful trip to go get YOUR BOYS!!!!

Bren

Shannon Plumb said...

LOVE all the personal touches! What a cute room! I know you can not wait to see them in it! You leave soon!!!!!

If you have time to take some pictures of our little guy, I would greatly appreciate it! My e-mail is shancat35 at yahoo dot com.

Jenn Costillo said...

Their room turned out wonderfully, Tracy! I looked at this same pattern for out baby's room ;-)

Becky Lee Burk said...

The nursery looks great! I love the letters and the bedding! Where did you get the letters? did you cover them yourself? So exciting!!!

Anonymous said...

Tracy & Brian,
Absolutely LOVE this nursery!! You both did an incredible job!! Looks like a magazine!! GREAT taste!! The personal touches are amazing...
May God Bless this family!!

Love,
Shari xox

Can't wait until you are all home together where you belong!

Rebecca said...

Love the nursery so much! Thank you for sharing your journey!

Rebecca said...

I LOVE the nursery. Love it. All the little details - so adorable.

FGM said...

Beautiful! They will love sharing a room. My boys now almost 16 & 15 still have not requested their own rooms!!:-) it's their sanctuary & place where they share their secrets & dreams known only to them. I love it!

Lisa said...

The nursery looks AWESOME! Hope your trip home is safe. Looking forward to meeting the boys.

Tricia said...

Hello! I admit to stalking your blog recently, and I love that you have shared your story, thank you! Your boys are PRECIOUS, and I esp enjoy seeing/hearing about families who adopt toddler aged kiddos. We have just been Gladney approved for a toddler aged girl...

Your nursery is beautiful, and I am curious about the letters on the walls. Did you make them or purchase them that way? They are so neat, and I would love to find out more about how you made them/where you found them?

Thanks so much! If you want (or have time, no pressure, I know life is super busy!) to email, my addy is:

tricia@hornes.org

www.hornes.org