Friday, December 12, 2008

Introducing Elijah Amanuel Savage

We got news today that our case passed successfully through court and Elijah is legally, officially our son! Enjoy the photos, but please no snide comments about the princess outfit or the fact that they accidentally call him a girl in the video...Matthew is a little sensitive about it :)












26 comments:

The Redman's said...

Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!!! Grace will be so excited to play with her new buddy at church. :)

And... Jacob had that same blue and white striped sweater. He's already the stylin' Gap baby!

Congrats.

Anonymous said...

Can't help but just stare at Eli's pictures and video. So happy and excited to get your call of wonderful news. Can't wait to hold and love on him.
Love,
Mom
PS the Redman's picture is so sweet

Rob & Candy said...

Woooohooo! rejoicing with you.
I think we all have a picture of our boys in girls clothing!
see you in ET
candy

Margo said...

YAY!!!!!!!! SO CUTE!!!!! and, most ethiopian baby boys are wearing pink and yellow and sucking on pink binkies....they don't respect the gender-specific colors over there. no worries though...he is so stinkin' cute!!! so, when should we plan deacon and eli's first play date???

Jaime said...

He is so handsome! Praise God for your growing family!!

Zack and Rebecca Caldwell said...

Oh, he is such a doll!!! We are so glad you passed and can being making your plans to meet your son!!!

Eryn said...

Wow, congratulations!! I've never visited your blog, but was tipped off by Suzi to congratulate you! Those eyes...INCREDIBLE!

Paul and Holly West said...

Oh my goodness!!! That smile is incredible!!! Absolutely heart melting! Congrats!
Love,
Holly

Anonymous said...

We can all thank God that your good news has finally arrived. All of your family back in Ohio will be disappointed if you don't bring Eli to the family reunion in August. Please plan now to attend so I can take Eli fishing. Congratulations to all of y'all, including the Grandma's and Grandpa's.

Uncle B

Cindy R said...

What a thrill to see answered prayer bring such happiness. He is cute as a button and I know you both are eager to get your arms around him. Obviously, our God has had His arms around him and all the proceedings all along. We are offering prayers of thanks. We love you and can hardly wait to see photos of the three of you finally together.
Love, Aunt Cindy

Rob and Heather said...

He is so handsome! Only really tough guys can wear princess outfits.
I love his big eyes! They are awesome!
Praising God!!
Love,
Heather

Sandy Shelestovich said...

Praise God for answered prayer. You will soon be holding your son in your arms. Long ago Uncle Shell came home from work one day and found Michael in one of Marci's old pink sleepers with frilly lace around the neck. When I asked him what he thought of his son's outfit, he replied, "Clothes don't make the man." We can't wait to meet your little man and officially welcome him to the Jones reunion at Springwood.

Kristy said...

THIS is amazing news!! I am so so so happy for all of you. My favorite picture is of him in the Bumbo!! Oh and Addison has dressed Ethan up as a girl more times than I can count so no worries;) I know you are busy but call when you get a chance.

Sara Fischer said...

Yay! I'm so glad that Eli will be held in your arms so soon! Is there any way you can mute the video b/c that voice distracts from the cuteness of his smiles :) just kidding (kinda)

Kim said...

Yay, yay, yay!! So happy for you all! He is just precious! :) Congratulations--does this mean you travel right after Christmas?

Rebecca said...

Congrats on passing court! I just got to your blog via another blog...

We are leaving the 20th to pick up our Elijah (we're calling him Eli). We may see you in Ethioipa! We aren't leaving until the 30th.

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Nikki, your mom is so excited. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. He is soo cute. The Bumbo picture is adorable.
Love,
Heather
PS. Bring him to Houston to play.

Sherry said...

I know that you must be excited beyone belief. All this time of planning and preparing for Elijah's arrival and you will start 2009 with Elijah. What a great way to start the New Year!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Nicole! I am so excited for you guys! When do you travel?!

Praise God for His provision of this son for you! What a blessing!

Katrina

KM said...

Your little man is adorable. I found your blog through The Redman's. Congrats! You'll be in my prayers as you travel. Soak in every second of your trip...it's amazing...wish I was going back!

Dana, Steve and Riley said...

I can't be more happy for you guys. It's been a long wait, which explains why they always say adoption is a leap of faith! Take care!

trent and kay said...

I can't get over those big, beautiful eyes! Praying that the times flies by for all three of you until you can be together.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What a precious little boy. We will be praying for safe travel. I know you can't wait to get him home.

Sue Upchurch

The Harms said...

I think he is one of the cutest little guys I have ever seen! Such a blessing! Congratulations, and welcome to Mommyhood :-)

Danielle said...

Oh Nikki and Matt! You're in the air right now (I think). Or you're in Ethiopia already. How exciting. I'll be stalking your blog to hear about the last leg of your journey to Elijah!

The Shelestovich Clan said...

We are so excited for the three of you to all be together as a family. God is amazing and we are so thrilled to have Eli in our family. We've been praying for you and so happy to see God's prayer come to realization.
We will continue to visit your blog for update. Enjoy your little miracle!

Wendy, Mike, Kyle, Mia, and Ella