Tuesday, February 10, 2009

We Would Like To Introduce....

Mezmur Mimi Lapour!
(aka: Mez, Mezzy)
At sometime in the middle of the night the judge in Ethiopia reviewed our case and approved us in court! Mezmur is our daughter in the eyes of the Ethiopian courts. Our tentative travel date is the first of March.

Mezmur is her given name which means "Gospel song" in Amharic (the language spoken in Ethiopia). We have decided to keep it. Mimi is a nickname for little girls in Ethiopia meaning "sweetheart", "darling" and it is also what I have grown up calling my Grandmother. We knew we had to use Mimi in her name.

In this photo she is 3 1/2 months old. This week we really hope to get an updated photo of our 6 month old baby girl. When we do...I'll post it, because I can!

Thanks for all your prayers and positive thoughts! It worked and we are going to Ethiopia!

Oh, isn't she perfect?

46 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful!!

Stacie said...

HAPPY TEARS!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! She is beautiful and I'm SOOO happy for you guys!!

Julie said...

Congratulations!! I am so very happy for you!
Julie

angie said...

YIPPEE!!! congrats!! she is so beautiful!!

i have hit refresh on your blog everytime i passed the computer! so glad there was finally some GREAT news!!

YEA!!

Eryn said...

Ok, Autumn, a tissue warning would've been good. I'm totally crying happy tears for you right now!

That is wonderful news, and totally made my day. She is SO beautiful! I never heard the story of her middle name, and that is PRECIOUS!

So happy for you! Eryn

Anonymous said...

I am SOOOOO happy for you!!! She is just beautiful! Let's try to get together before you leave!!!
Have a great night celebrating!!!
Kim P.

Jill said...

I have been blog-stalking all day!!! CONGRATS!!!! She is beautiful (and so dark...absolutely scrumptious). I love the name Mimi...Mari nicknamed herself Mimi and calls her doll you made Mimi. How perfect!! I'm so excited. Yay!!!!

The Albertsons said...

Hooray!!! She is beautiful!!!!

Amy said...

Congratulations! She is adorable! Love the name... really sweet.. :)

Erin and Keith Sager said...

Oh I'm so happy for you, what a wonderful day. She is a sweetheart, just like her name, enjoy today and know she will be your arms soon...

April said...

Autumn, Dan, Rhett, and Mezmur!!!! What a beautiful family!!! I'm so happy, relieved, thrilled, and excited for you. These next few weeks are going to fly by with packing and preparations. She is beautiful!! Stunning in fact.
April, John, and baby Z.K.

handfull of johnsons said...

I have goose bumps all over! There couldn't be better news in the whole wide world!
I love the story of her middle name and can't wait to snuggle her in real life. After you, of course. =-)
Yippie!!

More Dorrs said...

YAY!!!!!

Can't wait to meet you Mezmur Mimi!

Ted and Lori said...

Abe's gonna have to learn to say Mezmur soon! Awesome.

lori lls said...

What a happy day is today!! I too have tears of joy. Welcome to your family, Mezmur.

Gretchen Magruder said...

congratulations!! she's a beautiful baby!!

Heather said...

Congratulations!!! She is such a sweetie. I just want to kiss her all over!

The Hedwall Family said...

YEAH! I hope Mezzy and Eva can be friends. What a happy day!

Julie said...

Congratulations! What a cutie!

Amy B. said...

Congratulations! Your daughter is simply beautiful.

Amy

Meg DeZutti said...

YEAH! Finally we get to gaze upon baby M! She surely is a cutie! Those eyes are just gorgeous!
Cannot WAIT until you finally post pictures of her nestled in your arms.
Please give big brother Rhett a congratulatory hug as well.

Mama Papaya said...

She is beautiful. She is amazing. She is perfect. I can not wait to meet her.

Christina & Tyler said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Stephanie said...

How wonderful this day is! Congratulations to you and your family!! Your girl will be coming home. Ahhh....

jill coen said...

Congratulations! I just had to comment...our son's given name is Mezmur, which we kept as his middle name and I called my grandmother Mimi. :)

Very happy for your family!!
jill

Becky said...

Congratulations! She is so cute and I love her name.

dad-gramps (again!) said...

So full of emotions. . . So proud of you guys and this whole thing is one big blessing. This experience is a part of what this life is about and I want to thank you for taking us with you. We have talked before about not having the words for all the feelings connecting this event. There are none. . . I'm happy beyond words and there is nothing in my life that has compared to these feelings now. I love it. . . LOVE to all and give "Big" Brother Rhett extra hugs and kisses from "US". . . We will talk, or SKYPE SOON!!!

sarah said...

I echo your dad's sentiments - we feel thankful/grateful that you've shared all that you have on this adoption journey. We have so many happy tears for your family today!

Blog Shmog said...

Yay!!!!!!!! Autumn that is GREAT news! So happy for you guys. You can now exhale. :)

Can't wait to hear all about upcoming travel!!

Lindsay said...

She is just beautiful, Autumn. You must be floating on a cloud today! I am so excited for you guys.

courtney rose said...

AUTUMN!!! I can't even come up with words.... I am SO very, very, very happy for you and yours! Mimi is gorgeous, beautiful... everything. She is everything!

Many hugs coming your way-

Courtney

Reno Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

Ashleigh, Ben, Noah and Tait said...

Autumn, Congratulations! I am a friend of Sarah's (was Fishler) from High School in England. Back when you received your referral of "M" she told me as we are also in the process of adopting from Ethiopia. (Also a little girl) :) I am so excited for you. She is gorgeous. I look forward to seeing how she and Rhett bond and how she becomes a part of your family.
Congratulations again. What a blessing.
Ashleigh
www.thekeizerfamily.blogspot.com

coffeemom said...

She IS perfect! Congratulations!!!! What wonderful news!!! This is the best kind of news, ever!! Enjoy the rush and the travel prep and all of it!! She is just beautiful!

BROWNTOWN said...

Oh my, Autumn! I know I talked to you earlier, but I had to look at your post. We are so happy for you and after reading your dads comment, I needed tissues (again). We are so happy for you all and thankful that we were able to be with you through this amazing journey. We love you guys.

Erica said...

Of course she's BEAUTIFUL! I love her sweet smile. When I first saw her she was sleeping. The second time I went saw her (after I emailed you the first time) she was awake and SMILING, such a happy baby.

I'm SO SO excited for you guys. She's amazing.

Christi said...

Yes! We are so happy for you!! I wish you could go get her tonight!

Melissa and the boys said...

YEAH!!!!!

Renee said...

congratulations!!!! She is so pretty!!!

paige said...

Congratulations to the fab 4 of you!!!

March 1 is so soon--like practically tomorrow baby! You're going to be so busy packing in the next 2 weeks, the time will fly!!

Huzzah for Mezmur--a lovely name for such a loverly girl!

Tegan said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful. I am so anxious for you to finally have her in your arms.

Elaine said...

She is adorable. I am so happy for you guys! You must be so excited for March 1st. :)

DrewCareyShow said...

Congratulations! What a joy, and she is such a beauty!

Cynthia said...

Mezmur = Gospel Song
and Gospel = Good News (in Greek: ευαγγέλιο)

The King-Guffey family is singing songs of joy about the GOOD NEWS that Mez will be yours soon!!

We love you!!

Loraine said...

congratulations...

she is wonderful ~ thank you for the good news... we needed that!

so happy for you.

Claudia said...

She's just adorable! Congratulations!