Thursday, October 25, 2007

We're off to latvia!!

Praise the LORD!, we're finally going to get our precious little boys!!

Please pray that we have a safe trip.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

the other day Daddy took us to the Circus! We saw some really neat things!

you can't reallly see but there is a guy on a motor cycle in there. In the nd they
put 3 guys on motorcycles in there all at once!

we all liked the elephants the best, they were so cute!

This is a girl about to be shot out of a cannon!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Saturday, October 06, 2007

~Round Two~

Mama's second trip to Latvia was conducted safely and successfully, a couple of weeks ago. The Lord blessed the trip greatly, and Mama, Beth and Madi are looking ahead with great expectation to the final trip to bring home the four new little boys!

Here are a few pix of mumsie's last trip...

The Smithy's (and baby Bret) before Mama's departure.

Farewell at the gate.

Madisen and Gavido in front of their orphanage.

An apple eating cowboy.

The short lived "Juice Brigade."

Gavido all ready for the rain.

"Look Mommy, we're famous! We're on the blog!"

Mumsie at Court. Madara, Ivo, Mareks, Marisen and Gavido are now officially Smithy's!!!!

Ivo's schoolwork.



The street's of Riga.

Breakfast time.

Mareks with some of his sweet caretakers.

Ivo and Mareks off to school.

An official Ham Portrait.

Mareks, Ivo and their friend Elgars in Mama's room.

The Tervete care center complex, in the midst of the lovely Tervete forest.

Sweet little kiddies at Tervete.

King of the hill. (Or rock in this case.)

A soccer match in progress.

Collecting baggage at the Atlanta Airport:)

~Rachel (who is here with the Smithy's while her Wesley is away to Challenge Extreme for the week)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Snapshots from the Wedding...
















...Many thanks to Amy Turner, and Abbi Sanders for letting us use their photos!