First of all, I apologize that it has taken me over 2 months to post. While we were in Ethiopia, Blogger didn’t work at all (I was there with Justice for 6 weeks!) and since we have been home…well, we have been super busy falling into what I fondly call “Our new normal”.
All that to say…. (and better late than never)We are super excited and proud (more than words could possibly describe) to announce the LONG AWAITED arrival of our Daughter…… Justice Hermela Mathews! She is 25+ lbs of energy and love and fun…spunky, smart, beautiful! And did I mention spunky?Justice is everything we dreamed she would be (and MORE!) And while we have had some behavior challenges (which are to be expected) she has adjusted quickly her new American lifestyle.
Justice’s first night in her new bed at home. 12/2010
She is learning English VERY quickly (so smart!), loves Barney, Dora, and Elmo, she sleeps through the night in her own bed and LOVES to eat, (although we are still working on those pesky fruits and vegetables!) She loves her dogs (which we were worried about) and going “car bye-bye” to the mall, the park, the gym…wherever…She loves to go!
I have half way completed her little video featuring pictures we received while waiting, pictures taken while in Ethiopia and a few of the first shots taken at home which I promise to post very soon. and I hope to be blogging about the final steps of our adoption journey (which was full of challenges) and of course, about the life changing 6 weeks I spent in Addis Ababa.