Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Girls are Famous!...

...in an if you're searching the Internet for adoption agencies and happen to stumble upon All God's Children International sort of way. That's right! My girls have begun their cover model careers by being on the homepage of AGCI's website. It all started when I sent an updated photo album full of pictures to Madeleine's birth mother in Ethiopia. Our case manager Christy was looking through the pictures and saw one of Isabelle and Madeleine that she loved. She showed her director and the rest, as they say, is history.

Now, I am under no delusion that this was any more than mere happenstance because for every picture that is
"completely adorable"
or "I'm having so much fun throwing my head back and laughing"
we have several
"dazed and confused"
or "completely inappropriate".

Enjoy your 15 minutes girls! Judging from most of your pictures infamous may be more your style.

P.S. Since I've had several requests for my gingerbread waffle recipe here it is. Please notice the 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour - that qualifies them as health food folks!

Gingerbread Waffles
from Better Homes and Gardens
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tblsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
2 beaten eggs
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup cooking oil
2 tblsp. molasses

In a mixing bowl combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves; set aside. In another mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, oil, and molasses. Add egg mixture all at once to dry mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).
Pour 1 to 1 1/4 cups batter onto grids of a preheated, lightly greased waffle iron. Close lid quickly; do not open until done. Bake according to manufacturer's directions. When done, use a fork to lift waffle off grid. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with Citrus Sauce.
Citrus Sauce
In a saucepan combine 3/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Stir in 1 cup water, 3/4 cup orange juice and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter, 2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel, and 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel. Serve warm.


Melissa said...

of course they're famous -- they're gorgeous!

Jennifer M said...

WOW! Just went to AGCI and all I can say is amazing. Course your girls are amazingly beautiful so I'm not surprised either. :-)

Congrats on the 15 minutes! And thank you for posting the recipe- yum!

Eastiopians said...

No wonder they wanted that pic on their website! It's absolutely incredible...your girls are GORGEOUS!...and smart, and funny, and all the other wonderful girl things. :)

Darla said...

Perfection :) looks great on their site

The Hull's at #4 said...

OMGosh Aubrey! They are so cute! I LOVED the AGCI cover girls!!!!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Love the pics! Too Cute!

Maria and Family said...

I peeked :) What a beautiful photo!! Im not surprised they wanted to use it!! How stunning.

Sunday said...

I saw their picture yesterday and recognized them immediately. That is a BEAUTIFUL pic of them. I think they make a perfect home page for AGCI. :)

Springs Landing said...

Fantastic - what a beautiful picture of the girls - what a compliment to you and them. Now I can say that I know celebrities!


PS. Received the packet. Thanx

Pam said...

Aubrey, that really is a wonderful photo of the girls - no question why your agency fell in love with it. You must feel so proud!

And thanks so much for sharing that recipe - I will definitely be trying that one!

nana t said...

I can't believe I know famous people!! I love it-they are so very CUTE!!!