We all love Jenga!!
Sixteen candles on a Viking-Packer cake!
Please pray that our LOI will get sent to China. It has been on hold waiting for our USC*S approval but that has been extended now because our son Mark needs his fingerprints taken. We are flying him home in October (22nd) to get that taken care of - it actually worked out okay because we miss him and want to see him. I always have grand ideas of visiting the big kids at college but having 2 little ones at home, being on another adoption trail, homeschooling, and having Johnny in High School sports- makes extra time to go visiting extremely difficult or should I say impossible. So the fact that we have to bring Mark home for fingerprints works out for the best! When we pray at night the girls always thank God for Marky!
As it is now, it will be 18 months between gotcha day for Sarah and our daughters in China. That is pretty good. It gives Sarah time at home to adjust and without rushing her and our daughters in China don't have to wait too long to come home. (okay in all honesty- I would leave this instant to get them and dash the appropriate timing) but this way it is should work for Ch*na and everyone else involved.
TODAY- Sarah has been home 10 months!! Wow- it feels like she has always been apart of our family! She fits right in the family! She is doing so well in homeschool and in her activities, we are so proud of her! Today we had gymnastics- okay we didn't pass to the advanced beginner we are still in beginners BUT she can almost do a handstand and cartwheel! Truly it makes her Momma proud! She is as thrilled as can be with herself!
Today is Johnny's b-day- he is 16 yrs old and yes he did he did spend it at home... sick BUT he is on the mend now! Thank you for your prayers and kind comments! We are thinking he will go back to school tomorrow. (As long as he doesn't spike a temp this evening). He was unable to go the Viking/ Packer game BUT he has some very happy sibs, which would include Matt, Katie, Billy, Devan and Caitlin! He seems happy enough n his b-day and just glad to feel better! His balloons and candy will be delivered to his locker tomorrow! The family will get together this weekend so all is well in his life... as long as the Vikings WIN!! and now we need a moment of silence- please pray!
Sarah is busy studying the American Girl Doll Catalog for Christmas and while we are doing that we are dictating her deepest gift desires! I may just have to do some Christmas shopping early- I suppose for some of you this is not early. I usually start shopping Dec 1st. so for me this is early!!
Please please pray for our PA Please pray that it is sent to Ch*na , please pray that the Ch*nese Gov't approves us for our darling daughters! Thank you so very much!!