Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Four Things...

Well, there has been a lot going on here, but not very much all at the same time. We are just waiting through our ten day waiting period for the time when we can start the paperwork to leave with Ana.

A couple quick updates are in order. First, as many of you already know, miss Tonya has a family! I was very excited about this and they are already going on their process to bring her home. Her new family has two teen sisters and a set of twin brothers that are five. Mom is a retired RN and Dad is a police officer (if I remember correctly). I've been talking with the mom via e-mail a bit and think that Tonya will have a wonderful new family to call her very own.

Next, it's snowing here. It's been snowing for awhile now and we are cold. I'm sure to any who live in colder areas than our mild pacific northwest weather this is no big deal...we however are adjusting to our new temperatures. It's pretty. Just cold. We might decide to have our driver take us to and from the orphanage for the second visit for the next couple of days since the 20 minute (a little more in the snow) walk home is a bit more difficult for my pregnant self when it's a whopping 18 degrees outside. Saturday is supposed to have a high of 18, and the low is foretasted to be negative 1...oh joy of joys! I can't wait!!! ;-)

Really, the snow is strange here. At home we get bigger flakes and they fall softly to the ground. This is not like that. It's a constant falling (sideways and whatnot) of tiny hard balls of "snow" that sting your face as you try to walk. Surprisingly, it still piles up pretty fast and we slip plenty too.

Pile that on top of Ana being sick right now with her cute little eyes all puffy, red, and watery...well, that will give you this mommy who is trying to keep a good attitude. I'm not showing it very well at the moment, am I. Handsome would probably agree. We are both ready to hit the road home and be in the place that we know well. All in good time. All in God's perfect time =D.

Last thing- today is Handsome's 28th birthday. Happy Birthday honey! (He is closer to 30 than least on paper.) We bought a cake at the local market place and celebrated here at our apartment. It's too snowy to do much outside the house. We also stopped on our way home and had pizza for dinner instead of cooking our dinner.

I could share more, but we have been keeping busy and I am quite tired. Instead of staying on the computer and typing, I think I will choose to go to bed.


Laurel said...

Thanks for the update.

Happy Birthday Handsome!

mama of many :)

Nan and Dan said...

so happy things are moving right along. So sorry little ana is sick. Praying the rest of your time goes quickly and you will all be home soon!

Gramp's said...

Happy birthday Big T. We were on our way to see all the family in Puyallup but ran into to much ice on the road so just came home. We will come and see you as soon as you get home. That way we'll get to see Ana also.

Love you all.

Vicky said...

Praying! For Ana's health, for your health, for speedy paperwork next week, for your good attitude :), and for God's continued provision and guidance through this journey.

We all miss you!!!

Leah and Tony Beasley said...

Your kids are so cute!! Ana is a cutie to. I hope you handeling the snow there. Its so bad here that we can not even go to see the babies. We will keep praying for you guys!! Beasleys

Lu, Poppies Blooming said...

Happy Birthday! Very glad to hear you are ok! :)

We are praying for Ana to get well soon!

Blessings to you!


hadassahrose said...

Hope that all goes well with your adoption!

Have a very merry Christmas!


(By the way, I found your blog while hopping from one to another.)