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I love to laugh and love with my family, read, exercise, cook and sew, all the while giving thanks to God for his immeasureable love and faithfulness to me.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The stork has landed........

A few days ago the stork landed at our house with some very exciting news!  We received our LOA (Letter of Acceptance) from China stating that we were "officially" allowed to adopt our daughter!!  We are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our family!!  Mei-Mei (little sister in Mandarin) turned 2 on June 30 and is waiting for us in a southern province in China.  We can't wait to get our hands on that little munchkin and gobble up those cheeks!!  God is soo good!!!
The other reason we were so happy is that now we have a more definitive timeline regarding when we will travel.  At this point, it is looking like the end of January/beginning of Feburary.  Now anyone familiar with China knows that this, in fact, is NOT an optimal time to travel because of the Chinese New Year.  The whole country basically shuts down for 2 weeks and everything grinds to a halt.  This year, CNY falls on 1/31/14.  So, I guess we'll have to wait and see if we can get things pushed through before the holiday or whether we'll be waiting until after.  Either way, the timing will be according to God so it will be perfect.  I just have to keep remembering this!!
Now it is time to get into serious preparation mode!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween (a few days late!)

Better late than never, right?  This year we were at least able to go out trick-or-treating on Halloween night...unlike last year when Super Storm Sandy had blown through town, knocked out power for 5 days and delayed Halloween!  It was super rainy and windy, but at least it was (relatively) warm.  Nothing that a little choco-bar couldn't cure!
Earlier in the week we decided to go down to the park and "trick-or-treat" with the squirrels...we left them some peanuts :)