i have been in full nesting mode after the christmas chaos was over. i seriously feel like i'm finally in my last trimester of this 3 year pregnancy! whew. exhausting. you experience very similar emotions and pains when you are adopting as you do when pregnant. while they are both hard in different ways, i have to say that this has been WAY harder than pregnancy for me. i am now at that point in a pregnancy when you start crazily cleaning every area of your house in anticipation of that little person soon to come. i am anxious and ready to have her home.
my mom helped me clean out and organize evie's room before she left for romania. it had become a mess...pretty reflective of my feelings in the last part of our wait. my heart is now refreshed and so i'm finally ready to refresh her room. it is not finished yet but it's definitely A LOT closer to it after her help. i'm not ready to share the whole room until it's finished, but here is a sneak peek at some of my favorite things in her room. a few things have her picture or full name on them and so i'll have to wait until later to share those.
tiny pink outfits are FINALLY in this house! eek!
the precious pottery barn doll that nana got for her 2 christmases ago - you know back when we thought this whole thing wasn't going to take as long as it has!
her pink "worth the wait" bear with the ethiopian flag on it and an adorable handmade cloth noah's ark with animals & people from aunt nova this christmas.
does this shirt not just sum it all up?!?!? love it.
aunt laur-laur wrote this book for her a year or two ago.
can't wait to read it to her.
she will definitely be the princess of our house!
we are doing white calla lily accents - it's the national flower of ethiopia.
a precious handmade african fabric doll from a friend at church.
evie, we are getting everything ready for you sweet girl. you are so loved and so special to so many people. we hope you love your room and your thoughtful gifts in it.