Wednesday, December 15, 2010

And then we come up for air!

21 days. It's been 21 days since we saw the most beautiful face ever! It's been so fun to share M's sweet face with so many friends. It's also given us the opportunity to share our testimony a few times-- how God has wonderfully formed our family and changed our lives through adoption. What a blessing!

It's fun to re-read "THE call" post. I can tell that I was just bursting at the seams while writing it!! :) We're now settling in to waiting again and I'm wrapping my brain around a March or April court date. (now, I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I'm secretly hoping that we'll be that random family who gets a crazy fast court date!!) But, who knows! Currently, I'm planning on traveling for the court date with either my dad or my sweet friend (who I mentioned in my referral post) or both!! We've decided that Mike, Jake, and I will go together to bring M home. Jake is going to want to play with his brother and not really care much about the touring, shopping, and site-seeing-- so the first trip won't be as fun for him.

So, for now, we wait. But, with Christmas, this month is already flying by! And, my amazing church friends have already planned a shower for the end of January. So.... I still have things to look forward to as we are anxiously awaiting a court date!!

Below... some pretty cute Christmas pics.

On our way to get Jake from school and go and see Santa and meet Daddy for lunch.
The first picture that Grace is genuinely smiling. She's excited about Santa this year.

...and a lost tooth at lunch!

The kids are soooo excited about their new brother. They both carried around his picture in their school backpacks-showing him off to their friends and teachers. I have found one of M's pictures being used as a bookmark in one of Jake's books he's reading. We have some cute family pics with a framed photo of M in them as well. And, his new stocking is hung by the chimney with care!

We LOVE you sweet and precious boy and we can't wait to bring you home!!!!!

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