I feel like I haven't posted in a very long time, but it really hasn't been that long.
We've just been wrapped in the cocoon of loving on the kids and not having to leave the house. The suitcases weren't unloaded until today...most of them. Our's, yes. Children's, no.
Not that matters now, because we received an email that we are to be back in the country where Alice is on Jan 10th! 12 days from now. To be honest, at first the idea of getting everything done and having to fly for 9+ hours was not what I wanted to do. But, I am so ready now. I haven't gotten anything done, I'm just SO ready to have my family intact.
We will miss daughter #3's ninth birthday while we are away. I said that we should do something just our family of 7, before we become a family of 8. She said, "Mommy, we are already a family of 8." So sweet. Yes, we are a family of 8 and it's time we look like it!
I went to several stores today to get some things we'll need for Alice in country and when we get home. We needed a car seat and some clothes for the sweet thing. I found that according to the weight listed on the clothes at Target, she wears 3-6 month size clothes. She's 14 months. I can't wait to get her home and fatten her up! I bought a diaper bag for the first time. My first baby, someone gave me a diaper bag. After that I made them. It was a lot of fun to buy pink again. We haven't bought anything pink in 6 years. I also bought a pink cloth diaper. She's gonna have to wear what we have, which is a whole lotta blue and neutral. But, I wanted her to have at least one pink one.
We are shopping for a passenger van since we out grew our mini-van. That is such a big purchase. Please pray for Erin to have wisdom as he goes about this. I am no help in this area. I really don't care. Miles, color, etc. This burden falls squarely on his shoulders and I'll drive whatever he decides. The Lord has provided so wonderfully for this. We are beyond grateful for this.
He has given our family so much this year. It has been a year like no other; one we will never forget.