Thursday, March 12, 2009


Jeff got the chair rail done for Ellie's room last week. It's precious.. exactly what I had imagined (thanks, hon, for all the work you put into it!). I love it. So, as promised... here are the pics. I still need something to go on the wall above her bed, and we will still add a bookshelf in there, but overall, it's just about finished!

Her name Ellie means "shining light" or "noble". Her Ethiopian name means "Blessed". We are blessed by her, for sure!

Bryan helped with the "special effects". Not bad, huh?? I love it!

This is still my favorite part of the room... "Such a big miracle in such a little girl". She has no idea how true that is!

The picture on her dresser is of her and her best friend in Ethiopia. So sweet....

The pillows make the bed! And I still love that lamp!

That chair rail sets things off, doesn't it??

This rocker was mine when I was a little girl! I love that Ellie will get to use it now.

We still have not heard about a court date yet. So, we wait and then wait some more. We still trust that God's timing is perfect. We did get a new video of her opening the package that we sent to her recently. That was amazing to see! She has pictures of us now, and the nannies at her orphanage will be telling her every day that we are her new momma, daddy, and brother. WOW!! DID YOU HEAR THAT?

WE are her FAMILY!
And that's really what this is all about....

Ellie, we love you. We're ready to have you home with us forever.


Jo Ann said...

We're ready for you, Ellie. We love you!!!! Nana and Papa

Geron said...

I LOVE the decor, Holly! Her room is beautiful! Are you sure you're in the right profession? Jeff did a fabulous job. The bedding is super cute, too! I know you have waited to do this for a long time and I am so happy your moment has finally arrived. I will be celebrating when it comes to a finish when your Ellie is finally home at last.


Tooz said...

It looks great, Holly. I would suggest you add a rocker or other snuggling chair for yourself, Jeff, or Bryan. My friends recently adopted a two-year-old child from China, and they've spent a lot of time sitting and holding her. The chair will be good for reading, too. Best wishes to the new family!

Chris and Terri said...

Her room is adorable! Love it!