Friday, January 29, 2010

Sporting our African Pride

I have been busy making some cute shirts for the girls and myself to represent our African connection. I thought it would be neat for the girls to wear them to the airport when we come home. A way that they can feel involved and supportive. And I wanted to have some for our trip to pick up the boys. to the fabric store to find some supplies. For instructions on how I did these shirts see this post HERE. I think they turned out pretty good. The girls selected the colors and we thought that the greens, brown, black and orange looked like good African colors.

Just a note, there are no words on the shirts, that is just a watermark for my pictures. For more of the pictures, click on the link HERE to see the rest.We are proud (in a good way) of our family's connection to Africa. I want the boys to understand that just like they will become Americans, we will embrace their culture and country of origin.
I thought these shirts were a simple way to show our support.

Dear Sweet Peas,

Today it is snowing. I wonder if you have ever seen snow before. The girls played outside as long as they could stand the cold and had a good time. Next winter we will bundle you up and let you explore the snow when you are home. I am looking forward to watching you explore your new world. I pray that I find joy in all of your discoveries.

Love, Mom


  1. Those are so cute!

  2. Love your shirts! And love your note to the boys. Okay, how cool to think of introducing them to snow! Looking forward to that moment, too. :) Have great day!

  3. LOVE it! Might have to make those when we get closer to our big travel time. Oooo...but it feels so far away for us right now! I'm so excited for you guys to almost be there!!!! You'll be off before you know it!