We spent Thanksgiving in southern IL with Matt's Grandparents. We told Grandma Hindman that we are naming one of the twins Chloe, which is Grandma's middle name. In the words of Matt's sister Buffy, "I think you made Grandma's month with that news." Needless to say, the twins were pretty much all she talked about the whole time we were there. We can't wait to introduce the girls to their great-grandparents.
We had a surprise in store for us when we got home. Amy went to pick up Caesar from the family who watched him while we were in IL. This family is also adopting from Ethiopia and Amy conducted their home study. They had 4 bags of clothes and toys for the twins that they had collected for us. Caesar was especially intrigued by the giraffe. What a blessing from a family who they themselves are preparing to bring 2 more kids home from Ethiopia!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
In preparation for the girls' arrival, we decided we'd better drag out the boxes of children's books that we have collected over the years to see what exact books (and how many) we actually had. We have both been fans of children's books our whole lives and both of us even saved books from our childhood. Since Matt has been working at the library, our collection has multiplied with books from the "free" cart (books that the library has withdrawn due to minor damage). It was fun to find old favorites like "Little Critter" and "Berenstein Bears" as well as classics like "Cat in the Hat" and "The Tawny Scrawny Lion". As you can see, we have quite a collection, but if there is anything we will spoil our girls with, it will be books because in the infamous words of John Morley, "If you want to be a leader, you gotta be a reader."
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Some friends gave us tickets at the last minute for the UK-Vandy game, and we decided to brave the elements and give it a go. The game did not end well for UK, but we had fun despite the temperatures in the low-30's and a few snow flakes.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Merry Christmas to us! We found out today that our court date is the day after Christmas, December 26th! This is a bit earlier than we expected, so this is great news! We are not present at the court date - the adoption is actually finalized before we travel. If we pass court the first time, then we should be able to travel within 5-6 weeks. Please continue to pray with us that all will go smoothly and that we won't be thrown any curveballs.