Tuesday, July 24, 2007
When we first started this whole process in the early spring of 2006, I was convinced that we would be traveling to China in August of 2007. Why then? Well, that was our projected referral time then, but most of all because I was SURE that I would have to travel during both my kids birthday and miss Alexia starting kindergarten. Well, no fear of that now - maybe next year!
I believe that God's timing is perfect though. With all of the craziness that our family has experienced this summer, there is NO WAY I could even fathom bringing in an adopted child. I have to believe that God is the master artist and knows what he is creating in us all both individually and as a family. So, as much as we think about having her here and want her here, I know that for some reason we are being kept apart a little longer than we'd like so that we may come together at just the right moment to create a beautiful masterpiece.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
1)Summer is my favorite season because I can do some of my favorite activities like swimming and skiing. I love the water - you can't keep me out of it!! Here's me having my fun>>
2) Call me crazy, but I love my paying job. (Yes, I love being mostly a stay at home mom too). But, I really have fun taking care of my patients and having a good time doing it.
3)I am quite michevious. More so in my younger years than now but I still love watching/taking part in a good prank. I was "had" in San Francisco when I was walking down the sidewalk, minding my own business, eating a yummy bowl of chowder in a bread bowl when all of a sudden a guy "dressed" as a bush jumped out at me. It was a continuous prank to all passerbys but I had to laugh - yes this was in the touristy part of town.
4)Really random fact - the first time I ever went out of the country, I landed on the dry dirt of a land called Djibouti. - Yes, it's a real country where I worked as a surgical nurse when I was 20.
5) Speaking of that summer - I turned 21 in Somalia -that very day I was evacuated to Kenya. That situation has given me interesting stories to recount.
6) Bringing it back home...I married the boy that lived behind our next door neighbor. That's pretty close enough right? I have known Erik since high school although we did not start seeing each other for a few years later. I always kept my eye on him!!
7) My daughter was born in France. It was pretty similar to the states except in the US you don't get a full bottle of Evian for each ONE ibuprofen you are given afterwards.
8)I have Hazel eyes. Most would say brown - BUT NO!! Get up close and see - I can wear green and they brighten up. Don't ever call them brown!