Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy Gotcha Day Zoey Hiwot!

One year ago today Justin and I brought home our beautiful Zoey Hiwot. This past Tuesday was the anniversary of her "Gotcha Day", the day we first came together as a family. We celebrated by putting Zoey in one of her Ethiopian dresses and going to the Queen of Sheba, our local Ethiopian restaurant.

It's hard to imagine she has been with us for a year now. It feels like we were just walking into the orphanage picking up our chunky baby. I am so thankful that God put her into our lives. Deciding to adopt her was a scary decision. She had so many unknowns and we were also in the process to adopt Chera and Kenenisa. We are so grateful that God made it very clear the path we needed to take.

She has come so far this past year. Our little girl who could barely hold her head up has improved by leaps and bounds. Zoey is the happiest little girl that brightens my mood if I am feeling down or tired. She is such a little social butterfly and makes friends wherever she goes

Although it's been hard waiting for Chera and Kenenisa, our year with Zoey has been precious and we will always treasure it. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey Hiwot!

Our first meeting with our beautiful girl!

Arriving at the Airport

Our Gotcha Day Dinner


  1. Ah...congrats!! Yay God. Goosebumps!!
    Becca Edney & fam

  2. Congratulations!!! I know how you feel about the past year flying by! I am so thrilled for your family and can't wait to hear all about "the boys!" Many blessings to you all!!!!