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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Good times

We were so lucky today - we spent lots of time with our cousins! After a fun Christmas outing, we all went our separate ways to grab lunches and naps and then everyone came back over to our house to celebrate Thanksgiving. I caught Angel and her cousin reading a book together after everything had calmed down a bit. This site is somewhat amazing because the kids *never* stop moving when they are together - I can't believe they sat down for a few minutes *together* to read a book. Precious, precious.

A fun Christmas outing

Aunt A. took us to her work's Christmas festival today - the kids had so much fun! I think the highlight was the petting zoo and humongous train for the boys. They also really liked the train ride (unfortunately I didn't get any good shots of that). Angel was super-excited about going shopping and being able to pick out something on her own. I told her she could pick out 1 thing to buy - anything she wanted. She had such a hard time deciding! It was adorable to watch - I could see she was really laboring over her final pick. She ultimately decided on a stuffed dog that came in a carry purse - so cute :-)

Go Fish

It warms my heart to see them playing together like this ... even if they aren't actually "playing" the game ... they are still playing and learning how to be together and love each other. I love these days.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WE ARE DTC!!!!!!!!!! (& Small Group Thanksgiving)

We are finally DTC (Dossier to China)!
It seems like we've been working toward this goal FOR-EV-ER! But finally today, November 24, 2010, our paperwork is heading to China! Woohoo! Next up is waiting for our LID (login date), telling us that our dossier has made it's way to China and been logged into the queue. We'll probably be logged in about a week(ish) from now but won't actually get word of our LID until several weeks later. So I'm hoping we'll have our LID by Christmas? After that, it will be time to start searching for our special girl. Please keep her in your prayers - our little girl halfway across the world, whomever she may be. Please also keep her birth mom in your prayers too ... she probably very recently had to make the most difficult decision to give her daughter up. I can't even imagine.

You're probably wondering about the picture. LOL. This is our Thanksgiving group - we started our Thanksgiving dinner tradition 4 years ago, shortly after we had formed our small group at church. I'm so thrilled that we are still doing this ... it's so wonderful to get together with everyone and enjoy the fellowship and all of the delicious concoctions. We took this picture at the end of the night - AFTER we had eaten and the kids had played themselves silly. We were tired but I'm so glad we did this - thank goodness for tripods and self-timers!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Stage

The kids will despise me one day for posting this online but I just couldn't help myself! This video embodies everything that their relationship is and well ... the video is just plain funny. I totally love it and I don't think much more of a caption is needed. LOL.

PS - There is not normally a sofa in the dining room - I was set up for my Christmas mini-sessions :-)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Helping Mommy with her coffee :-)

Both of the kids know that morning hasn't really started until I get my coffee going. LOL. Lovebug helped me this morning :-)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Farm field trip

Check out the diva on her field trip :-) LOL. I love seeing what she comes up with when she picks out her own clothes! This was a very cold re-re-reschedule of our farm field trip with Angel's Kindergarten class. The kids got to walk through the veggie fields and pick out lots of goodies. Unfortunately it was a bit too cold to really enjoy it for the adults, but I'm sure the kids had a good time.

Monday, November 1, 2010


My little Superheros, Violet & Dash!