Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Table for Seven

Ah-hem: Official news has been received, straight from our Adoption Angel Sara E. Cliff and I are OFFICIALLY (read: legally) the parents of five kids. We are now out of MOJ, the Haitian government decreeing that the boys are legally our sons.

We are ecstatic. Another step closer to bringing these boys home.

Five kids. What a trip, huh?

We poured a glass of wine in celebration, and Cliff remembered a moment from our wedding dinner. For those who don't know, we eloped in Seattle with Cliff's youngest sister and her husband attending as our witnesses. Afterwards, we celebrated at a Thai restaurant in the Broadway District of Seattle. During the course of dinner, Mary asked if we were planning on more kids.

"Definitely," Cliff answered, looking at me. "I'm thinking five kids?"

I winked and replied, "Maybe more."

So here we are, a short 7 years later, parents to five. What a trip.

11 comments:

Sawatzky Kids said...

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS
YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH
AMEN AMEN AMEN AMEN AMEN AMEN
YIPEE YIPEE YIPEE YIPEE
All our best! What amazing news! Shawn will be so happy when I share the news!
Our continuing prayers for the adoption are with you!
Lots of luv
the swat team

Anonymous said...

Congrats Sarah and family won't be long now!!
Janet

Addie said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

God bless you and your beautiful family.

love, Addie

me said...

Yay for you and your family! So exciting.

Aves @ Call of the Phoebe said...

WOW!!!!!!!congratulations. You are moving through FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope that means the the flood gates are opening!!!!!

Aves

Debbie Pagel said...

Congratulations!! Praise God!! Praying those boys home!! What a wonderful pre-birthday present for you!! We are so happy for your family and will continue to pray for the rest of the process to run smoothly and quick.

Deb Pagel

This Mama said...

YAY!!! How wonderful and EXCITING you guys :)
HUGE congrats from the Brelsford family,
Mandy

Small Town Girl said...

Congrats, how wonderful is this!!!???? Awesome news!

Kelli Krueger said...

Sarah, I'm so happy for you? So what is next? When do they come home? My sister just found out that she will get to bring her baby girl home from Vietnam in 3-5 weeks. What a great month for children all around the world!
Miss you!
Kelli

dreamingBIGdreams said...

Congrats! I look forward to the day when our kids are legally ours.

We're adopting two children from haiti and are in the early stages!

:)jamie

ania said...

Yea!!