Friday, September 26, 2008

Review Room

Some good news! Our paperwork (which has been sitting on a shelf the last 18 months) is finally being reviewed in China! Please pray that everything will be fine and that we won't have any setbacks. Once our paperwork has been approved and we are through the review room, all we have to do is wait (for who knows how long!) for our referral. Despite the long wait time, we are still very excited about welcoming a new little girl into our family. Ella and Tristan pray daily for "Baby China" and are hoping to be able to travel with us when we go to China. We'll let you all know when we are officially reviewed and approved!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Apple Picking

The kids and I joined friends at an apple orchard last week. We had to drive an hour to get to the orchard, but it was worth the drive. We all had a great time and are looking forward to making some apple sauce tonight with our McIntosh apples!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Behind the Couch

I have a really large picture frame behind my couch that has a very outdated family picture. I have been meaning to put a new photo in (for the past 2 years!), but we have never been able to get a nice looking family photo. Well, I've been feeling especially guilty for not updating it since Adian's been born.

SO, here it our best shot from the summer. Don't look too close at the drool marks or t-shirt text. This is who we are and what we look like, so it's going on the wall. And, I have to say, I don't think we look half bad!

The next time you visit our house, look for a new photo behind the couch and maybe some in the hallway, too!

First Day

So, another summer has come and gone and the kids are back to school. Tristan is in second grade and Ella is in 4 year old preschool. I can't believe how big they are both getting! John and I are both so proud of them and thankful for the fun and love they bring to our family. Of course, we had to include little Aidan in our "first day" photos!