Sunday, November 30, 2008

November 29, 2008

Do you like Elijah's perm????? Just kidding it is a wig. Our son from China had his first Thanksgiving and we forgot the camera!!!! Time was well spent with family at the farm.

Remebering November 2005 in Great Falls, Montana. What a difference three years can make. This year Thanksgiving day Graedy ran a Turkey Trot- 5miles with his best friend Joseph in Windsor, CO. Elise helped Grandma Jean the day before Thanksgiving make three homemade pies and set up the dining room for the coming visitors. She is quite the good cook!

Our Sneha waiting in India- twelve months and two weeks. We were sad to hear of the trouble in India. We need your prayers for the people of India and for our Sneha that we can safely bring her home. We are still waiting for our INS approval so that when India gives the ok we have the papers to go get her. The process before us still is waiting for the NOC from India and then her papers travel through the courts for three court dates.

The flag of India.

The flag of Ghana, where our other daughter Pearl waits. The ball is finally rolling to get the paperwork started for Pearl. The process is rather simple, but each part of the process takes time and of course we can't get fingerprinted for Ghana until the homestudy is submitted is to USCIS.

The Friday, Saturday, and Sunday following Thanksgiving were spent with Elijah, Elise, and Graedy all sick. I just had a thought with five kids they could all be sick at once or it could possibly drag at for weeks at a time. Time to stock up on OJ and vitamins and rest for Mom.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

October 2008/ November 2008

Elise 2008

November 2, 2008 Elise's 9th Birthday!!!!!! We can't believe our baby girl is already 9 years old.
She had her best friend Skyla stay over night. We enjoyed friends, family, cake, and ice cream, and of course the movie of Elise's choice "Camp Rock" . Her bed now has a cool "Camp Rock" comforter and sheets

Graedy's first official 5K race!!!! He has always loved to run to from the minute he learned to walk he wanted to run. He likes to run with his best friend Joseph. He participates in running club and has run well over 100 miles.

October 2008

New pictures of our Grace Sneha. She looks so grown up and even is growing hair. Yeah!!! We can't wait until she comes home. We are just waiting for the first step our NOC and then her case moves onto the courts. We have heard the court process can take months. So please pray she will be home before next fall. We have a family sponsorship on Reece's Rainbow where we found her. Just go to and then go to adopting families.

October 31, 2008

Elijah's first official Halloween in America. Elijah's favorite was the play-dough. They had a great time trick or treating with cousins in Greeley. A year for a lot of firsts.

Elijah's head is still healing and he has to be on seizure medication for up to a year post-op. He bumped his head and had a seizure, but the neurologist thought it was from the bump and not just random. The good news is no more EEG's for six months if he stays healthy.

New and exciting news for the Arnold Family we are proud to annouce the next expected addition our daughter to be Pearl from Ghana, Africa. We have just started the process and hope to have her home within a year. Africa has been on Brent's heart for along time . Pictures will be posted in the future after our dossier is submitted.