Monday, October 5, 2009

Please pray for our PA and Happy Birthday Johnny!

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!!



Sally- That Girl! said...

PA praying going on here as well as secretly praying that our timelines even out so we travel together!! I think the chances are pretty good!!

Happy Birthday Johnny! What a handsome young man you are!!!

Glad you guys are liking Jenga, we like it too. We love spoons and Chinese Checkers too.

Mom Of Many said...

I am so relieved to see Johnny playing Jenga. Whew!! I was showing the kids your blog this AM so they knew who they were praying for and Emmy (who has seen your blog many times before)commented on what a beautiful family you all are. She also wondered if you knew that her name was Emma Joy? =)

Anyway, love the pictures and really Johnny - Happy Birthday - so very glad that you are feeling better - Yippee Jesus!!


Lori said...

I will definitely be praying for your PA!!

Glad Johnny is feeling better! Let's pray that all the sickness is gone from your house and you will go the entire winter healthy as can be!

I'm so with you on the Christmas shopping thing! In fact, Dec. 1 seems a tad early for ME! Ha! Maybe we can do our procrastinated shopping together. :) Wouldn't that be fun?!

Pam said...

We are dealing with the out of state fingerprinting of our son Will, who's at Baylor in TX. I think we are going to have him do his prints in TX. HOPEFULLY it will all work out. Things are certainly more complicated this time around!

Praying that you will receive your PA SOON.

Our China Starfish said...

Sarying prayers for your PA AND that those flu germs don't take hold of anyone else!

Adeye said...

Standing with you and trusting that your paperwork would speed along!!! I know too well the aching to hold my child waiting far away.

Wonderful pics of your beautiful family.

Jboo said...

Keeping you all in my prayers! 16 is a great age, except for that driving thing that made me incredibly nervous! Hope he has a wonderful birthday and feels totally better soon!


McNew Family said...

Sorry I haven't checked in with you for awhile - nasty that you guys have had the crud - hope it is winding down for you now :-(

Prayers for PA - can't wait to see those sweeties with you!

I need to get our shopping done now, too - we will most likely be in China in December - hopefully home in time for Christmas!

TanyaLea said...

Praying for your PA and divine favor through and through!! <><

LOVE the Vikings/Packers b-day cake...perfect choice. I should've done that one for Dawson's bday last week! (but he didn't want cake...he asked for Pumpkin Pie!!...can you believe that!?! LOL!!... He woulda loved this cake though!) Happy Birthday Johnny!! Praying you have a year filled with blessings and happy memories!


Chasity said...

Oh, wonderful, i'm so happy to see Johnny is feeling better. His balloons and cake look like so much fun...I'm sure they helped to make him feel a bit better. My prayers are with him, hopefully getting caught up is smooth for him.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy Birthday, Johnny! And I hope your PA comes through soon... we are always dealing with fingerprinting issues at our home (I don't really have any. I know - weird, huh? I should have chosen a life of crime).