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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Red Letters Campaign- Jonas Liben



Our son's name will be Jonas Liben. I know that's a curve ball since it wasn't on the list of possibilities BUT there is a reason for this. I don't want to over share confidential info before we clear the courts so you'll have to wait to hear about it. He's nearly six months old. Enjoy a short video of us getting our first glimpse of our precious son. Can I just tell ya, he's an Ethiopian heartbreaker! I am such a freak in this so you'll have to pardon my OVER excitement. Our son is just so handsome it knocked my socks off! ;)


**** Note I am SO SAD that hubby cut off his own head in the video. (he assured me it would be fine) Unfortunately we couldn't reenact this special moment so his face could be in the screen.

36 comments:

Julie said...

Okay, what I really love, besides the whole moment. Is that y'all got the girls all color coordinated and you got all fancied up :-) What an amazing moment to have on video!!! Now where's my email so I can see the handsome boy! Hm, think he's too young for Natalie???? Only 5 yrs difference right?

The E family:) said...

awe, that is the sweetest, totally brings me back to the day we got our referral..only wished we had thought to tape it..good idea, it will be so special for your son to see some day:) Okay, gotta go get a Kleenex, these moments always make me cry!!! I am so happy for you guys:) Tara

beBOLDjen said...

Sorry Julie you;ll have to wait until after we clear court to get a glimpse of our cutie..... It's a bummer I know!

re: color coordinating and getting dressed up- merely a blessing from the Lord (sung Veggie Tales style) We had doc appts today so we looked presentable for the video. Proof we don't look like slobs ALL the time ;)

Jori said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! You most certanly were not that much of a "freak"!! you just got a son - and tell me ... mommy when are we getting brother!?!?!? Congrats again and I love the name Jonas!! :):)
love, jori

Apryl said...

I am so THRILLED for you (just sayin' it again, since I already said it once on the YG). I'm feeling all emotional as us "oldies" are leaving that waiting stage and getting our kids :)

Love the video (even though you have a headless hubby), all the squealing is priceless :)
much love,
apryl

Suz... said...

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!! I'm so happy for you all!! I couldn't take my eyes off you, Jen...joy at it's most authentic moment. Love the name Jonas. Now, when? when? when? When will you get brother? (you didn't answer!!) Praise God for this wonderful boy!

Suz... said...

O.k., I just had to share one more thing w/ you...Bre and Brandon came in while I was watching the video and were concerned b/c I was crying. I told them that I was crying b/c I was so happy that baby Jonas would be coming home to his family. Brandon said "am I going?" I thought it was all sweet until he said "no...am I going to Walmart to get new tractor?" All boy.

Jaime said...

so happy for you! love the name jonas! thanks for sharing this video...it reminds me that our long wait is totally worth it!

Cindy Foote said...

Oh HOW EXCITING!! Thank you for sharing the video!!! Seeing those special moments keeps me going!

With great anticipation of seeing your son's precious face,

The Footes

Aimee said...

Congrats!! We are so thrilled for your family!! Can't wait to meet the little guy. We will be adding him to a list of potential suitors for Setota! :)

Ben and Aimee Woods and family

Brooke said...

sniff...sniff...I just can't imagine the feeling you have right now. I am sure that you ALL are so in love!!!!! What an amazing family Jonas has, and he doesn't even know it yet. All right, now we have a name to lift to the Lord, praying for his safety and that he already feels the love you have for him. He is such a baby and I am so happy for you that his first words will be mommy and daddy in English!!!!!! What an amazing journey of paper pregnancy that you have had, and now a baby to see! WHAT A FABULOUS BLESSING, beyond WORDS!
Love you alllllllllllllllll sooooooooooooooo veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Loved it!
Alecia R.

Danielle said...

JEN! We're so thrilled for you! The day has finally arrived! And I LOVE his name and can't wait to hear the story behind it. Man, it seems like just yesterday (and yet at the same time FOREVER ago!) that we were celebrating getting our dossier sent away! Love, Daniele

E said...

Congratulations! Yay! Blessings as you wait for your court date and...meeting your son!!!

Erica

Steve and Anna said...

SOOOO Excited for you guys!
It is wonderful!
love,
Anna

kristin said...

Okay that was so CUTE!!! Oh man..something about seeing YOU go through this makes it a little more real for me!Congrats!

kristin said...

No way.. I love your reaction..and girl I must say your other pictures do not do you justice. You are one cute lady in this video! Hot mamma!

Zack and Rebecca Caldwell said...

I love this video!! PTL!!! And I agree with your lovely daughters....WHEN ARE WE GETTING BROTHER!!!!

Erica said...

How precious! The repeated phrase, "Mommy, when are we getting brother?" made me hit pause for a tissue. Congratulations!

Erica R.
AWAA YG

Kiki:) said...

Slonigers,
I'm so honored that we were able to meet your incredible family last year!! It makes this video even sweeter:)))) We are soooo happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm weeping tears of JOY!!
You truly have a beautiful family!!!
lots of love,
aunti kiki:)

the Steiger's said...

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!
Can you hear me all the way from the East coast!!! i am so happy for you guys. This a great day. I can not wait to see him in your arms.
love, LEnka

shawn and tisha said...

Congratulaions!!! Praise the Lord!!!
Tisha

Theresa said...

Thanks Jen for praying for me. I'll take every AMEN I can get.

Thank you for sharing this special moment with everyone. It brought me to tears. I am so excited for you.

It was so cute when one of the girls said 'when are we getting brother?'

I can't wait! I also love the name.

Love Theresa

Susie said...

Oh my goodness! I am crying my eyes out... we're in the car on our way to Disneyland and I'm on my Mom's laptop!! I can't believe Julie didn't email me or call.

I am so excited for you and I'm so glad you got it on video! I cannot wait to see pictures of your beautiful baby boy, Jen!!

Stacey said...

So sorry, it was really Stacey leaving that last comment but I'm on my Mom's computer! I'm so bummed that Julie didn't call me yesterday!!

Stacey said...

Congratulations! What an emotional moment for your family! Thanks for letting us share a part of it with you! Can't wait to meet the little guy!

Yes...this is really me this time! :)

Susie said...

We're a bunch of dorks on here...

That last one was really Susie still signed in as Stacey :o)

Angel said...

SOOOOO PRECIOUS!!!! :0) Congratulations! Angel

Sassy Granny said...

Your joy is infectious! No doubt the day will come when little Jason will be a grown boy, and when you show him this video he'll know how very loved he was and is from the git go. Talk about wanted!

God bless you as you continue taking the steps that will ultimately lead to much hugging of baby Jason.

Kathleen

Sassy Granny said...

Oops ... I meant "Jonas" (gads it's awful getting old!)

Carpenters said...

I am crying with you! That is such great news! I am beyond thrilled for you all. The girls must be so excited. Yaaaaaahhhhoooooooooo, Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see pictures for Jonas! From your reaction, he must be so precious! In your eyes, I could just see you wanting to hold him. We'll be praying that it is soon!

With Love,
Penelope

luvgod2 said...

Yahoooooo!!!! Praise and thank you Lord!!!! That's wonderful news about your son. God's abundant blessings on all of you as you take this precious one into your family!

O's said...

I don't know you... but I posted the link to your video on my blog! Hope that's OK!
I made my husband watch it to explain why I was crying... Wow. So awesome to experience. Thank you for sharing it. We are just at the beginning stages.. but I trust that someday we will have the same moment! Blessings, and CONGRATS!

Sherry said...

Jen I am so happy for you guys! I can't wait to see the little one! I cryed with you when we watched it in the car on the way to Cali! So happy for you all!

Phil said...

Congrats!!! I saw your post on Julie's blog and had to see your video. (I'm her biggest brother.) I know exactly how you feel! My wife and I just saw pics and video of our new little boy coming from Kyrgyzstan this Monday!

Terri Tiffany said...

YOu made me cry watching your moment!!