embrace the camera: dec. 23rd

we are so excited to share her with you...finally!

well, today's embrace the camera is what me and the kids will look like, later this afternoon, as we pick up daddy at the airport (kohen was taking a nap for this picture).
did you know mr. anderson was in ethiopia this past week?
well yes, yes he was.
he got to meet miss elsa, and attend our court date.
i can't wait to share pictures and stories from his adventures.
aaaaaaaaaand, we are so excited to have him home!
just in time for christmas :)

and now....it's your turn.
here are the official rules:
1.  take a picture with you and your kids/spouse/family member/pet/whatever.
2.  blog about that picture and include a link to our blog, or grab our button.
3.  link your blog post up on mr. linky below.
4.  visit the other embracers...give each other lots of compliments about how good we look with our greasy hair and sweatpants velour jogging suits on.  cause yah, we need a little boost when it's been days since our last shower.
5.  have fun!
and, can i just add that it makes me smile to see how many people have been joining in on our embracing party!
but not just that people are joining in, but that people are getting it...understanding the importance of having yourself in pictures...for your spouses sake...for your childrens sake...for your parents sake...for everyones sake.
now, get on with your hot self and take some pictures.


  1. soo soo soo soo soo excited for ya'll! We can't wait to hear stories and see pictures either ;)

  2. emily, we are so excited for all of you. prayers for a safe arrival home for daddy!

    what an amazing Christmas gift!

  3. Adorable pictures!

    I'm so happy for you and your family. I did a little squeal of joy last night when I read your post with her picture!

  4. I can not wait for another little life to join our loud playdates! You know I love your family and this makes my heart so happy.


  5. YAY!!!! So excited for all of you!! I can't wait to see more pictues and read all about it! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

  6. Congratulations again! Those welcome home signs are awesome. =)
    Merry Christmas!

  7. What a wonderful Christmas gift! I can't wait to see a picture of all 7 of you together!!!

  8. So AWESOME! What do the kids think?

  9. your little elsa is adorable!

  10. Sweet pictures! Can't wait to hear about the Ethiopia trip!

  11. i cant stop coming back here to look a little elsa.

  12. So happy he made it in time for Christmas and that everything went smoothly!! Can't wait to hear more about his trip! Merry Christmas!

  13. How exciting! I'd say those kiddies look pretty happy about it, too!

  14. Such an exciting time for your family! Thank you for sharing your journey with us all, such an amazing way to visibly see God's love in action.

  15. OHHHHH congrats on your fantastic news..... welcome Elsa :)


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