We have had a whirlwind summer! Sorry for the lack of posting! We are doing great, but have just had a crazy last couple of months. now school has started (sniff, sniff and hallelujah--mixed emotions. Summer was fun. My kids are awesome. So is a clean house.) and we are settling into a routine and feeling like life is calming down a little bit. Things have not been moving as quickly as we would like with our adoption, because what we would like is for us to get on the next flight to Hong Kong. We are really aching for our little Simon these days. The good news is we just heard that we are in the last stage of our adoption. We're now waiting for High Court Order from Hong Kong which is the last step before we can travel. We were told that we would hopefully receive High Court Order at the end of October, which means we'll hopefully travel in November. So a little more waiting. I told a new friend at church about our adoption yesterday and she said, "How great for you're family! How did you get so lucky!" That's how I feel! I can't believe that we will actually get to have this little boy come home with us and be part of our family forever. I know there will be challenges as he adjusts and we adjust and possible future challenges that I cannot even predict, but I'm so excited to be his mom and to watch Taylor be his Dad and to see him develop relationships with his brothers and sisters. At this point I am feeling so ready for any challenges because we have been waiting and waiting, and hoping for this little boy to the point that we love him and miss him even without really knowing him. So, please pray for us to be patient waiters and that it won't be too long till he is here.
Here are a few pictures from recently.
Naptime is back!
Charlie the preschooler
Max the first grader and Anna the third grader heading off together to their first day of school.
Sea shell counting on mom's bed