Saturday, April 7, 2012

This Week

It seems like everyone is in China but us.  Last week knowing everyone was getting their travel acceptance and booking tickets for April was very, very hard.  This week, while I still struggle with anger at my agency, it is kind of exciting!  So many families are being formed this Easter weekend and in the upcoming weekends!  So many children who have been without their parents long enough will finally meet their family!

Obviously adoptions happen all the time, but these are people I "know" via my facebook groups and adoption forums.  It adds a little extra happiness to the process.  I love it.  It gives me something to do while I wait for our time to travel...less than 4 weeks away :)  We also got an update on Sweet Pea on Tuesday which was quite exciting...4 new pictures and the answers to several more questions.  Yeah!

I have had other things to do this week besides just follow other's travels.  The boys were home for Spring Break and though I hadn't planned ahead because I REALLY, REALLY thought we'd be in China, we did find ways to fill the week.  

MOPS and Bible Study, as usual.  Going out for ice cream (don't judge, but apparently we don't do that enough.  They thought it was the BEST THING EVER!)  Prairie Days at the Historical Society Museum.  My Grandma's 93rd birthday party.  The Pacific Science Museum.  Dinner at the Cheesecake Factory.  Dying Easter eggs with cousin L and Auntie J.  They're going Kayaking fishing this afternoon (which is when I'll finally have time to work on all the pictures I took this week!).  And then the best day of the year...Easter Sunday...because...

Christ is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!

We were talking to Sunflower about Easter and why we celebrate it, but she got very, very sad when we mentioned that Jesus died.

"But Jesus and God TAKES care of us?"

"Yes, and He died in order to take care of take care of our sin.  But then He rose again!  Now He lives!"

"Well, that is REALLY EXCITING!"


No Greater Love said...

The only thing missing on that list was, "trip to Colorado"....*sigh*.

I was wondering how you were doing this weekend....I'm glad you are able to be so excited for all your friends, even though this was hopefully "your weekend."

But yours is coming up......And then I will be the one SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!

Happy Easter! Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Wooohoooo!!!!!

The Johnsons said...

So where are the four pictures? We're so excited to meet her. It must be agonizingly long for you guys to wait!

Nancy said...

Soon. You're almost there. I know that's no consolation now. So I'll sent some cyber {{{{{hugs}}}}} too.
Thinking of you,