S: The Nichols Family Zoo 2011
2: In January, Susan went to Ethiopia to visit and meet Letemeskel, our newest daughter...
3: These are a few snapshots from the care center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
4: These are a few pictures with Chekole, the big brother of Letemeskel, Levi, and Isaac. This was taken during the time when the court issued the Adoption decree
5: Soon after Susan arrived back home from Ethiopia...Joplin had a snow storm...over 20" on the ground!
8: Levi and Ethan make some tiny Snowmen
10: Finally the Snow melted!
11: Happy Birthday Isaac! 7 Years Old!
12: Meet the Chickens!
14: In April of 2011, Scott flew to Ethiopia to pick up Letemeskel. They stayed in a guest house (a small hotel) and spent some time at the care center in Addis Ababa to visit with the other children and bring some gifts from America.
16: The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
17: Pictures of the baby room in the care center
18: Lete, Gere, and Milat
19: Lete, Gere, Milat, Scott, and Jesse
20: Lete's first moment in America. Scott and Lete landed in Tulsa, Oklahoma and were met at the gate with the rest of our family.
22: Lete braided Lydia's hair
23: Lydia's Prom
24: Easter Sunday - Lete in a traditional Ethiopian dress and Zach in a Russian shirt.
25: Lete making Dora Wot
28: At 5:00 PM on May 22nd, an EF-5 Tornado appeared in Joplin, moving through about 1/3 of the city
32: Visiting Grandparents and Haeli in Kentucky
35: To the left is a transmorgifier made by Ethan and below are Zach and Ethan reading Calvin & Hobbes together.
36: October 4th, 2011 Lete's 14th Birthday!
38: A New Cuningham Park, Joplin, MO, Fall 2011, after the Tornado.
39: Shoal Creek Falls, Joplin, MO, Fall 2011
40: A Night in Bethlehem, Central United Methodist Church, Dec. 18th, 2011