Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Introducing...

The following is the email that Ted sent out yesterday to the Rooney yahoo group. With eight siblings, plus spouses and children and spouses of children plus their children, that's a lot of people to keep up with, hence our own Rooney yahoo group :) Feel free to "ooh and ahh" to your heart's content. I can't stop looking at this picture! Have you ever seen such amazing lips?!

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Does this look like a Rooney at all to you?


Well, it is!!!

Lori and I wanted to introduce you to someone we met today. His name is Abenezer, and he is about 6 months old. We have decided to make him a big part of our lives, so you may be seeing a lot of him in the future. Our commitment toward this relationship is at least through him turning the age of 18. Sounds serious, huh? Well, we are actually committed up to the day we die, but after 18 the choice will be up to him, as well. So we hope he likes us.

My dear Rooney extended family. I just wanted to let you know as soon as we did that we got the referral for our Ethiopian child this morning and we are still in a bit of a daze. To read more, go to Lori's blog. We are not sure about his name, but we do like the name he was given (Means: "God has always helped us"--or so we hear), so it just may stick.
We'll let you know as things progress.
Much love.
Ted & Lori

26 comments:

HeidiD in CT said...

WOW! I was just about to leave a comment to tell you that I'm DYING over here and needed a picture. Then I open your blog and see this most beautiful face!! His skin is so amazing. Absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations again!

Amy said...

He is STUNNING like you said!

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful little Abenezer! Your very own Rooney....

Love the meaning of his name too!

The Breedlove family said...

Oh my goodness Ted and Lori!!! He is beautiful. Can you believe that he is your baby? How precious are those cheeks and lips. He is amazing! I can not wait to meet him in person...when we are in Ethiopia together (wink-wink). Amy

Celia said...

SQUEAL!!! Yay! Go shopping, girl! He is absolutely beautiful. I can totally see you as a boy's mommy! When does he come home? Do you think the other "children" are going to be jealous? Buddy must learn to behave to be a good example. ;)

Earl Family News said...

He is absolutely beautiful, Ted and Lori. Congratulations again. Here's hoping for a quick court date for all of you who received referrals yesterday. Shelia (Amy's mom)

Jocelyn said...

FINALLY...don't you know that you can't do that to us bloggers:-) He is so beautiful!! Congratulations...I hope I get to pinch his cheeks in Ethiopia:-)

Angie said...

Wow, amazing, beautiful! He's just a bundle of joy - CONGRATS and thanks for sharing his photo. He's too much. Really happy for you all!

Stephanie said...

Thank you, thank you for the picture! I've been dying to get home all day just so I could come back to the blog to see if you'd posted a picture! Imagine that. My life is revolving around YOUR blog today. :) Thought you'd get a kick outta that!

Well, Abenezer sure does look so grown up already. He looks like a little man with those adorable lips, cheeks, eyes... well, he's just too cute for words!

Congratulations again!

the albertsons said...

So, so beautiful. So sweet!
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful picture!!!

tannaluvspink said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for y'all. Hope y'all have a wonderful Christmas!

Stacie said...

He's perfect! What a sweet boy! Congratulations again! Hope you get a quick, smooth court date so you can get over there and smooch on that cutie!

Melanie said...

I just found your blog tonight......congratulations!!!! He is adorable!!!!!

Mel and Morgan

Drew Carey Show said...

Yep, he's one handsome little man alright. What a fun family you are all going to be! Can't wait to meet the little guy. Have you sprung into action yet with the nursery?

Danni and Tommy said...

Those eyes! Those cheeks! Those lips! He is just too delicious. I can't take it.
Congratulations!

-Samantha- said...

He is just beautiful!

Erica said...

Congratulations again! He is amazing! What a handsome little boy.

Momma said...

Many congrats -- and enjoy the thrill!

He is oh so handsome!

Mary Ann (Tsebay and KOZETTE's!!!! --- yes ---- Mimi)

Misty said...

What a beautiful little babe! And waht a fun story of your referral. Congratulations to you and Ted. He is just awesome.

Karen said...

Lori -- he's gorgeous! I want to pinch his chubby little cheeks. We're finally starting our homestudy...and I feel like we have so far to go before we get our referral. But I'll just live vicariously through you for a while:)!

Pattie VZ said...

Yep, I can see why you're hooked. A Mom could get lost in those eyes pretty darn quick.

Leaving now, crying again....

Pattie

Susan Isaacs said...

He's a heartbreaker. Look out, Portland girls. What a sweet face, I'm so excited for you. Oh you can give him nicknames. What about Ab to the Nezer, or A-Dawg, or Neezenizzle?
Or hot tamale? Just so cute. I'm so happy for you.

The Elliott Family said...

All I can say is WOW.

He is beautiful!! I am so happy for ya'll I could spit!(a little Texas praise)


Can you believe this time next year, you will be getting ready for Santa?!


Congratulations on the best Christmas present ever!

Rachel

Colleen said...

I am so excited for you guys!!! What a gorgeous little bit of God's creation. Can't wait for his first So. Cal. visit. You better let us know when that happens! We still miss you, Lori! Even though your seat is empty at the table, you will forever be wound around our hearts.

Hugs,
Colleen

TedTracie said...

SO SWEET!!!

Congratulations!!!!

He is a doll baby!

Celebrating with you...
Tracie in TN

-Gurske Adoption- said...

Apparently I had Ted's blog and not your's saved...I don't know how that happened. (not that your photography is not as important ted :-)......)

Wow congrats to your speedy referral he is gorgeous!

Maureen said...

YAYAYAYAYYAYAYA, We are celebrating with you this day! Oh God is so absolutely perfect and he is GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL, and all YOURS. Court date no court date - God has chosen him for you! We are so happy for you and Abby can't wait to play with him!!!! We love you guys. mo, chris, and abby