Thursday, October 28, 2010

Falling Into Fall...

Had the kiddos out for a little Fall photo shoot! I so love Fall, I wish it could stay fall longer. Not to much is new with our family. We have had some relatives visiting from out of state and that is always wonderful. Still waiting on or paperwork from China to go through, thinking it could be another month to receive our LOA. Just praying there is no mistakes with our home study. God is good and I am so thankful for all he has given us. Without him I don't know how I would have survived some of the things we have gone through in the last few years... and now I can look back and think how a tragedy has turned into such a blessing for our family.

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Best of Times... sister visiting

So glad my sister and family could make it in for a few days. Nothing like family visiting! My mother in law also was here for 5 days so the kids have had a lot of attention this past week! They get spoiled to say the least when grandma visits. I am going to try and get back into blogging but I have to admit I have been "Facebooking" a little more then I should...

We are out in the Midwest for over a year now, and we are settling in pretty nicely. Although I miss the scenery of the East coast we have made some great friends out here and have an awesome church family. St. Louis area has a lot to offer as well, so that helps! Homeschooling is going pretty well, I have to admit I am really enjoying it. I never thought in a million years we would go this route but for this season of our lives it is what is working for us. Taylor goes to a Fine Arts school on Wednesdays for enrichment classes - she just loves that.

I want to start journaling about this transition, adopting again and homeschooling... what a year it has been. God has been good!

Paperwork to China today... Thank God!

Thanking God today that we finally are DTC, that means our paperwork is flying over to China right now! It has only taken 3 times as long as the normal amount but thank goodness it is sent. What a relief off of my mind. I am praying our paperwork gets through and we will be traveling around March?

Now we are back to thinking about names. We are going to keep Sun Fen but are also adding an English name, so the fun begins: Mia, Mya, Kyley, Kinsley, Summer, Autumn, Sunny - any thoughts? More importantly then giving her a name we are just so excited to be on the next step of this journey and that is to bring her home. It should be interesting and I am sure challenging of what it will be like with two 8 year olds, but my daughter is so excited so I am praying it will go well. Sun Fen wrote that she "Dreams of coming across the ocean to meet her mom, dad, brother and sister" ... we sure can't wait either.

In the mean time I live by Jeremiah 29:11
'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, ' plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'