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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Great Day In King City...

Today we did something that we haven't done in a long time...we spent a day in King City hangin out with our families for no other reason than sharing a Saturday in life together. What a blessing it is to have family like ours. Romey and Jim started the day together doing electrical work on one of Romey's projects. Can work be enjoyable...somehow it usually is to these two. It's been several months since they have had the opportunity to work together. For lunch, Romey Clayton joined them at Friends and enjoyed an afternoon meal. As usual, Romey Senior had "projects" on his mind and was anxious to travel to St. Joe to pick up some needed supplies. What an amazing man...86 and still fills a daily agenda with work that some young men can't comprehend.

Dixie, Nyah, Delton and Davin headed to Granny Carolyn and Papa Cuz's house early. As usual, the kids ran and enjoyed all 20 acres of Papa's awesome trees and garden. Papa Cuz is getting soft though...he even elected to play some "ball" with the kids in the yard! This is wild... The kids loved their time with Granny and Papa Cuz. Priceless times East of town.

After all this, everyone met at Grandma Cheryl and Grandpa Romey's house, dawned the swimsuits and jumped in the pool. The pool is a sure hit for our family. It raises Grandma and Grandpa's political capital every time. They love coming to their house and ALWAYS ask about when we can come back and swim. Cheryl and Romey had to leave early to head for a wedding in St. Joe...but the time we spent with them today was fun and full of smiles!

Amy, Cameron and Nick stuck around, watched funny youtubes and played in the yard until PIZZA was the agreed upon plan. Hands dirty from playing in Grandpa's shop, a little sweaty and a little tired...we all sit down to a meal. So much life happens around the dinner table.

Amy and Dixie shared a visit...laughing as they so often do! Playing continued, but eyes now look tired. The kids are worn out and a great day just being family comes to an end. Thank you Lord for this day and for the blessing of just being family together! This picture of Delton and Nick says it all and wins the "Pic of the Day" award. Two cousins, full of life, being ornery and making memories together...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Check Out "Our Story" and "Nyah's Timeline" by Clicking Above!

We have recently updated the "Our Story" and "Nyah's Timeline" pages on this site! Check them out by clicking the links above on the blog menu bar...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Home at Last!

We are home and it feels amazing to have arrived at this point in our Journey to Nyah! She is an amazingly strong little girl. Things are going quite well in our household, as we believe she is adjusting quite well. The boys love her and she really enjoys them as well. Mom and Dad are sleepy...still trying to figure out how jetlag can have such a long effect on you...

We hope to share lots about our Journey, including pics and a possible video or two. But for now, we just wanted to let you know that it is going great and we are praising God for bringing us together as a new family!!!!

God Bless,

Jim and Dixie

Monday, May 31, 2010

8 Days to NYAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow...the entire weekend has gone to preparing for our trip. Pouring over our adoption guide book, thinking of and purchasing items to take, items to leave with the boys, items for travel and for Nyah. Also, today we took another online course for Adopting the Older Child. Still several things to do between now and next Sunday morning when we fly out! Stay tuned and check out this awesome pic of Nyah...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Time to start the countdown...10 DAYS TO NYAH!

10 Days until we hold this smiling girl in our arms!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lunch With Friends!

This morning we had a great sermon at church. The sermon was about the importance of building strong relationships with other Christians. In doing so, we are helping each other and glorifying God all at the same time. Today we are having lunch with my friend Hiami and her family. They are a sweet Ethiopian family that live in our town and we are so blessed to have them in our lives! Jim and I have not tried Ethiopian food, we are really looking forward to it. She makes her own injera with flour from Ethiopia! I am hoping that Davin and Delton will at least try everything. Looking forward to good food and great fellowship!

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Introducing Davin and Delton's little sister and our daughter, Nyah LynLea Tamirat Davis...! This is one of the happiest days of our lives! We have been waiting for this day for a long time :-)
Hope to have her home with us in June!
More pics later...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Court Date Postponed...

We were scheduled for court in Ethiopia on April 19th...but we found out that everyone scheduled for that date was bumped to a new court date of April 29th. We are now praying for that date and ask that you join us. Pray for successful court procedures, health and safety for Nyah. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Pics and a Video!

We are so excited to now have new pictures and video of Nyah!!!!!!!! Thank you SO MUCH to the Hansels for making this possible. We can't wait to share pics with you after we pass court. Stay tuned....

Friday, March 12, 2010

Several years ago we began feeling led by God to pursue adoption for our third child. We began our journey knowing nothing about adoption...where to begin, who to talk to, how this would all unfold. After much prayer and several years of research we now find ourselves with a daughter who waits for us in Ethiopia. It is so exciting how God has connected us with our third child. We can't wait to share her with you soon. Come...follow us on our Journey to Nyah!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Scripture for Waiting...

Phil. 4:6-7 is a good passage for handling the waiting period that we are in…”6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”