Welcome. This is part of our story about how God is building our family through adoption and teaching us about HIS family. Going through this process is giving us more understanding about how He has adopted us. We are HIS children, still growing and maturing and developing in our relationship with Him.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Our room at the Addis Flower Guest House

2 beds and 1 bathroom

1st Moment with Ephraim at the Transition House

Dan and Ephraim age 7

Picking up Sisay from his room. Was standing in crib when we got there.

Leaving Transition home for some time together.

Breakfast or lunch? Sisay  LIKES to eat. :o)

Ephraim and Dan work on a transformer together.

Streets of Addis

Out for Lunch after passing court at a nice restaurant. By the way, I got pay back for laughing at Dan with his diaper doosey. Sisay left this place without a shirt because it was not salvageable.

On patio of guest house. Kids playing outside.


  1. We (Madeline, Toby, and Mae) are SO exited to see our brothers!!! :-) They are both adorable!

  2. Mom, tell Ephraim I can't wait to play with him. I love you all!! XOXO

  3. Hey mom and dad, tell Ephraim and Sisay I love them and I can't wait to play legos with them.

  4. Thank you both and thank you God for these beautiful boys to add to our family. We are so blessed!

  5. Dan and Shelly-

    Love the pictures of you with your boys! They are the sweetest things ever! Praying for precious last moments with them, and a quick return to bring them home!

    The Houchins

  6. Shane and Cathy TaylorOctober 18, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    We love the photos of our new nephews and we can't wait to meet them. Enjoy your travels in Africa.

  7. Wow! What fun to look at the pics : ) Thanks so much for sharing! Some pretty big smiles on your faces...and ours!

  8. OH MY!!!! what a happy woman i was when i logged on and saw you had pictures to share!! those are the sweetest faces ever!! what a joy to watch God's story for the snyder family unfold!! E and S are amazing gifts. thanks for sharing these pictures, they have truly made my day. how fun to see pix of you guys and the damkoehlers meeting your new family members in different parts of the world....all in the same week. what a week it has been! can't wait to see those precious boys in person one day soon. will be praying for you as you prepare to come home. love you all. lynnie

  9. I am beside myself looking at these pics! Soaking in each detail of these boys with their mama and daddy! Thank you Jesus for adoptive love! What a precious picture of the Father and His great love for us! I love how Ephraim melts into you both!! So good! Can't wait to talk to you guys face to face and hear about your boys. Praying you home, yes, but fervently praying you back again to bring them home with you FOREVER!
    Love you...

  10. Great pictures and blog, Snyders! You all look very comfortable. Love you. Praying for you.


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