8.03.2010

we are...





...yes.
it's true.
a little girl, from ethiopia.
details to follow.

sidenote...i was really nervous to post this.
double sidenote...milo wanted nothing to do with this photoshoot.

74 comments:

  1. i am so proud to call you my best friend.

    you are brave. and i love you.

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  2. Its out, that cat that is! What a blessing and SO exciting.

    BIG TIME SMOOCHES.

    And you could not have told us in a better way!

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  3. How wonderful! I just got the chills. I look forward to hearing about the process. That is going to be one lucky little girl...

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  4. Wow, that is amazing. Congratulations!

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  5. This is such HAPPY news!! I am so HAPPY for you, excited for you and proud of you!!! and if I am honest, very jealous!!! I wish it were me adopting!!!! (my hubby is too OLD, 57). in all seriousness, I LOVE THIS!!! I can't wait to hear more details!!!
    xoxo
    tara

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  6. Holy Cow!! HUGE news!! Well, you said you always wanted 5. :) How far in the process are you?? Have you been talking to Katie Reaser? I can't wait to meet BOTH of your Ethiopian babes!! I guess it was always in God's plan for you to have zero children that look like you. :)

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  7. Congratulations! I can't wait to read about your adventure!

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  8. wow, omgosh!! that is awesome!!!

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  9. i got all teary and goosebumpy. congrats! that is so so amazing.

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  10. That is awesome! Keep us posted.

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  11. Had I not gotten your mail that ONE day I would probably be completely shocked. But how could I not see the return stamp on a big envelope from some sort of adoption agency. You guys are amazing!

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  12. Wonderful news! You will have more jewels in your crown for sure. I believe God has a special place for those who adopt. What a blessing you will be to this new little one. Congrats!

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  13. Congratulations. I can't wait to read about your journey. My niece adopted two little girls (sisters)in January and it has blessed out family tremendously.

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  14. you are pure GOLD emily!!!
    kirsten

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  15. wooohooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay!!!!!!!!! congrats anderson fam. brings joy to my heart. <3

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  16. Super duper CRAZY happy news! We just got our referral of our Ethiopian little man...he is insanely adorable. Can't wait to hear more!!

    Jenn

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  17. Yaaayyyyy! I am so excited for you, and so want to be on that boat, but have to wait for the hubby to be ready to take the ride too :)

    You totally tricked me though. I thought for sure you were pregnant. BUT I guess if that was the case there would be lack of posts due increase in vomiting.

    Seriously Congrats Friend!

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  18. Wowza! Congratulations and prayers to you and your fam as you all embark on this amazing adventure! What a lucky little girl!

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  19. Congratulations! I'll pray the process goes smooth for you guys!

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  20. Congratulations!! I wish you SO much luck as you and your loving family embark on this amazing adventure!

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  21. so happy for you guys!! thats awesome!

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  22. wow, that's so exciting! Am looking forward to hearing more about the process.
    Cute photos by the way :)

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  23. YAY!!! Congratulations Em & the entire Anderson crew!!! Your cup runneth over with love & joy!! What a blessing and cannot wait to see pictures & hear more!! xoxo

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  24. omg... that's awesome, what an exciting time!! congrats!! cant wait for more details and pictures and updates! :o)

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  25. what wonderful news!!! can't wait to hear more about your sweet new daughter.

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  26. THAT. IS. AWESOME!!!!! COngratulations!! Can't wait to read/hear about all the details. We would like to adopt one day as well and will love to get the info from I know(ish). So very cool!

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  27. YEAH .... so glad the news is finally out .. I just can't wait to see what the lord has in store with this precious little girl and I can't wait to meet her! Praying for you

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  28. YAY that the secret is out!!

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  29. Such great ideas. I had a question about the 2nd pic. You have a collage of pictures hanging on the wall. How did you create that?

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  30. You are amazing! Can't wait to hear all about her.

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  31. Wow! You are seriously amazing! I don't even know you and I wanted you guys to have more babies. :) what an extraordinary way to share your lives! Can't wait to hear more...

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  32. You are *paper* pregnant!!! Can't wait to hear more and "meet" her! Praying for a smooth and quick process!!! :)

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  33. I am so excited for you guys! I will be praying for a safe and speedy process. Can't wait to hear more!!

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  34. you totally tricked me! And I'm totally excited for your family! Can't wait to hear all about the journey through your blog :)

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  35. Congratulations!!!!!! I'm proud to be adopted and I'm proud of you for adopting.

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  36. Oh, how exciting! Can't wait to hear details.

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  37. Wow! Huge congrats! You really are supermom! So exciting! I would love to adopt a child someday!

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  38. Beautiful news! And what a cute way to announce it.

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  39. AHHH! i love that Amy called you "paper pregnant" -- seriously, so awesome and amazing and a wonderful blessing :)

    like everyone else write, I'm so excited to read about your journey.

    yeowwwwww <3

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  40. YAY!!! I LOVE THIS POST!! I can't wait to read more on this!

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  41. First, your blog is literally my favorite blog in my reader. I look forward to reading your posts every day.
    Second, I am SO excited for you! My husband and I hope to adopt (and have some of our own)one day! I look forward to hearing all about it!! And will certainly be praying for you and the family!

    Andi Adams

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  42. SOOOOO excited for you all! blessings will abound! you are in for a treat and so is she. Let me know if you have any questions ... and, we'd love to learn from you about international adoptions!

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    love, the Graves crew

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  43. what a blessing!!

    may the lord give you a smooth journey to bringing your sweet baby girl home!!

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  44. wow, wow, wow!!!! how exciting, and what a beautiful page to add to your family story!!!! cannot wait to hear more!!!

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  45. Oh my gosh!!!!!!

    Congratulations!!! That is WONDERFUL news!!! I am so happy for you guys!!

    My husband and I REALLY want to adopt, preferably at least 1 boy from Uganda.

    Do you have pics of your little girl, yet? How old is she? ahhhh this is so exciting!

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  46. P.S. I see that you have a shag rug! We have one as well. Do you love it?

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  47. Yay for adopting! Congratulations!

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  48. Oh, wow. Congrats to your family!!

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  49. So cute how you just announced that! Congratulations to you and your family!!!!

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  50. Great news from a Great God. Congrats and praying for a smooth and quick process!

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  51. you.
    are.
    incredible.
    xoxo.

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  52. OMW!!! How awesome!! Can't wait to "meet" her;) And yes, totally cool announcement!!;) Love all of the kiddos, even Milos "huh?" face:) baby boy even participated!! So excited for you and your family!:)

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  53. This is the BEST news i've heard all day!!!
    Awesome! I'm excited to follow along with your adoption journey!

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  54. I have chill bumps. Congratulations!

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  55. congratulations. my hats off to you because I think two kids are hard work.. what a blessed life you are bringing your little girl into...

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  56. Such exciting and wonderful news ... for your family and this lucky little girl who will soon be part of the "anderson crew." I can't wait to hear more!

    My SIL and her husband are traveling to China in ten days to meet and bring home their first-ever little one. Ellie will turn one the day they get to meet her for the very first time.

    So much goodness to celebrate!

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  57. Congratulations! Prayers for a smooth adoption process and transition for your family. I think adoption is an amzing choice, my husband and I hope that one day we can give a child in need a loving home.

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  58. you are amazing. 4 kids and adopting 1!! your family is going to be even more awesome with your new addition. :):)

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  59. Oh my goodness Emily!! What wonderful news for the Anderson Crew!! I am so happy for you guys. Congrats. Can't wait to find out more :)

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  60. Congratulations! I'm new to your blog but it looks like I've joined just in time!! I'm loving all your pics and am looking forward to seeing your new addition.

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  61. what a beautiful announcement! what a blessed little girl!

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  62. How exciting! I too, have always had this pressing feeling (that could only be from God) that we will adopt some day. Would love to know the agency you are going through if you are able to share. Look forward to reading about your journey!

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  63. So awesome. Congratulations Anderson family!!

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  64. YAY! Congrats on sweet #5! Praying and excited for all of you!
    Also, I think its pretty cute that you and Hadley both have protective Mama arms in the family pic below :)

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  65. this is so exciting but i'm not gonna waste my time on this post, i'm goin up above to get all the juicy details!!!

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  66. That's amazing! Congratulations!

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  67. Wow.

    And P.s. I freakin love Milo. He rocks!

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  68. So, I don't know you but I'm sort of smitten with you, your family, your blog. I stumbled upon it today through a post someone put up about "embrace the camera". I did just that. I spent a few minutes in bed with the hubs and the kiddos and got a couple of picture. Brilliant idea! I also wanted to say that you're the 3rd family I know of that has/is adopting from Ethiopia in the past few months. Congratulations!!

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  69. CONGRATS!!!

    Someday, I hope I´ll post the same pics (but with different kids, of course! LoL)

    Kisses and blessings!
    Mirys
    www.diariodos3mosqueteiros.blogspot.com
    from Brazil

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  70. I love the photoshoot! Very cute idea!

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  71. I stumbled across your blog, YEARS later, (via a link to your "embrace the camera" section) and I just had to say, I absolutely adore your family. Very beautiful kids!
    (actually, now that I've scrolled up, my post is very similar to that of KMonti, up until the "I did just that" comment. :)

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