That summarizes fairly well where we are at in the adoption process. All of our paperwork was sent in at the end of the summer. Now all there is to do is wait for the government offices to make a match with our family. Our adoption agency has kept us informed on how things are moving (or not moving), and we continue to pray for the child that God will bring into our family. Thank you for praying with us!
Crystal has been hard at work creating new jewelry to raise awareness and funds for our international adoption. You can take a look at what she has made over at the new Etsy store here. Additional items will be added in the next two weeks.
We are starting a tradition here, on Seth’s birthday we get away to one of our favorite picnic spots. I am sure you can see why.
Tanzen: I have a great idea.
Me: What is that?
Tanzen: We could go to the United States and bring back Lucky Charms!
Me: You think we should fly back to the United States just so we could buy Lucky Charms?
For some Daddy Daughter time, Jon and I baked cookies with Tanzen and Alina to hand out. Many disasters were narrowly averted, and the cookies would have been quite “interesting” had not the girls kept us on the right track.
The last three weeks have been a mixture of excitement, dread, encouragement, fear, cultural adaptation, frustration, adventure, and growth.
Today and the next few days I will be posting pictures and thoughts on the main events.
Three weeks ago relatives arrived from England. We had spent time with them in their home near the Thames back in 2010, and now they got to visit us! It was a lot of fun to show them around, have Martin participate in Conversational English (our accents are a little different), and enjoy their company.