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Airplane Tray Table Cover for Travel!

In my part of the world, the popular sport of choice for this season is sewing.  Sewing?  Yes, well, it's a winter sport for me with its challenges, obstacles, and skills to be improved upon!  Not to mention that it hasn't been above 10 degrees Fahrenheit for near a month and with wind chills at -25 to -40 tonight, one just has to stay inside in the comfy cozy walls of home!

Out comes the sewing machine and projects left behind from seasons past.  This time, I decided to tackle a new project that will be put to good use in the future: an Airplane Tray Table Cover for future traveling!  Thinking of sunny Ethiopia just brightens the mood from the winter blues too!

After searching the web, and viewing images of other "airplane tray table covers" (search it, you'll find them), I decided to create my own.  This is pic is of my first attempt.  Overall, it turned out fine and I am happy with the end result.  To give you an idea, this would slip over the airplane tray…

Slam! 7 months after referral

Update on our updates....

I know this adoption process can be confusing to follow.  It gets overwhelming for us too and we have to roll with the punches and just go with it.  Thankfully we have been so pleased with our agency and they really are a support to us through all this!

At this point, our adoption case is being reviewed by the US Embassy and we are waiting to hear from them that our case is looking good and satisfies all US regulations for adoption.  Great news to be this far!! Then SLAM....we are told that we need to update some documents from our initial paperwork of 2013, the dossier (a large complied stack of official documents, appointments, etc. all notarized, state sealed, authenticated and translated).  As we get closer to court, these forms are now 2 years old. Roll with the punches, and here we go again.

Thankfully we updated our home study in November so some of that counts, but we need to re-do several documents so that they are on the requested form and then n…

Little Steps and Giant Steps

Welllllll....it's so great to report some good news!!  We can only give thanks to God for His continued hand in all this adoption process and He deserves a shout out:  THANK YOU LORD!

If you have been following our adoption process (and read back in past posts if you are just checking in), we had received one set of documents from Ethiopia after waiting over 5 months for it to come! Then, the US immigration offices requested more documentation.  This time the Ethiopian officials have a time frame of 87 days to reply.  This date is April 10, 2015.  I know that we have been praying and that we have been in  your prayers too!  On Friday, January 30th our agency called with the surprise that they had received the requested documents from Ethiopia!  After only 2 weeks of waiting!  YESSSS!  Praising God for giving us this little paper, and it's agiant step forward!! 

Habakkuk 2:3For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow,…