Sunday, January 16, 2011

Introducing Markos!!

Wooooo hooooo!!! The moment that many of you have been waiting for! We're finally on our way to pick up our son and are therefore allowed to publicly share pictures. Enjoy!!

This is the very first picture taken when Markos entered care. It was taken in Wolayta at the orphanage there. Unfortunately, when they first opened, their digital camera usage or camera was poor and all the pictures received from there were these tiny little images.


Thankfully, Markos was moved to Addis fairly quickly so we also received these 2 pictures with his referral packet:




Our first picture update:


Our second set of update pictures:




Finally, a few pictures from our first trip to Ethiopia:




(this is not the greatest picture of me, but look at his big, beautiful, brown eyes!)




Can't wait to share many more happy, smiley pictures of Markos in the future!

13 comments:

  1. Aww! Yay! He's beautiful! Congratulations on finally bringing him home!

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  2. Very excited! Woohoo - can't wait to meet him in person! Planning a May visit! In the meantime, we will Skype when you return!

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  3. Yay!!! He's just beautiful. So so handsome. I'm so excited you will finally be bringing him home. Such joy!

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  4. So handsome!!! So excited for all of you!

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  5. Oh my goodness Lori he is so handsome! I love the pictures!!! The day is finally here, have an amazing trip!

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  6. Its amazing to see how he's grown during this time! Woo-hooo!!!!!

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  7. I believe you son was friends with my son while in care. I have a picture of him from the going away ceremony if you would like it.

    Teri

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  8. Teri, I would LOVE it! You can email it to me at lori.stark@gmail.com
    Thanks!!

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  9. He is just precious. I can not even imagine how you must feel! Praying for a smooth trip.

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  10. Hoping to meet up with you and Markos one day at Abay. Have a safe trip.

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  11. @Rebecca - we LOVE Abay. Hubby & I were just there on Friday. We would love to meet up with you one day after we're home & settled!

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  12. How beautiful he is!! Praying for your travels, too!

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