Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!  Today as we celebrate with family and friends, may we not forget the real reason for the season.  Jesus was born today.  Thank you God for the gift of your son.  While we unwrap way to many presents and eat way to much food I pray each family takes time to thank God and also acknowledge the wonderful gift we have received.  Better than any gift that is wrapped under that tree!

Praying that this is our last Christmas as a family of 3, next year may there be one more little Ethiopian in this picture!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Grinch Party

It is Grinch Party day! This is one of Daniels most favorite holiday traditions.  What is a Grinch Party you might ask? It is such a fun night. Here are some things we do!


Dinner consists of  Roast Beast (Ham), Who Hash (potatoes), Green Grinch Beans, Who Pudding (pudding cups), Grinch Kabobs, Grinch Pills (M&Ms) and cookies, Rolls and Grinch Floats


Coloring pages.  Ornament making and my favorite new activity this year an indoor snowball fight. Oh and we managed to get all of us in one selfie!

Best time ever!  The kids all eat way to much junk food, we watch the grinch and Papa falls asleep on the couch.  Every year!  We can't wait until next year.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas is always the hardest part of the wait

Christmas is my favorite time of the year.  But when you are in the adoption process it is the hardest time of the wait.  Everyone is shopping, family get togethers, stockings to hang, but in my heart I know while I am going through all these fun traditions a part of my heart is still in Africa.  There is one stocking missing, there is one set of little feet that won't be coming down the stairs Christmas morning, one little face that won't be looking up smiling at me with Daniel while he sneaks just a little more icing from the cookies.  As much as I love this season and this time with Daniel I can't help but stop and think each day about the little boy that I have yet to meet.  Is he safe?  Is someone holding him this Christmas?  Is someone loving him?  Will anyone tell him Merry Christmas?

This is probably the 3rd time in this process I have posted this video but I listen to it every year and cry.  I can't wait for the year that I get to have both my boys under the Christmas tree.

Next year will be the year our family is complete for Christmas.  Until then I will keep praying for the boy that we will meet someday.  May God keep him safe until he is home.