Monday, February 1, 2010

The last few weeks of just the 4 of us.

I think God gave us a great gift this weekend of being "snowed in". We had such a great time spending time together playing in the snow. One of the things we are trying to do is enjoy our time of being a family of 4. With our trip to bring home the boys just a few weeks away, we are trying to spend focused time on the girls. Once we get home from Ethiopia, we will be distracted and tired and pulled in many directions. So, we are trying to make the most of our time with the girls. It has helped to focus on them as we wait for confirmed travel dates from our agency.

I posted lots of pics on our family blog (HERE) so if you want to see all the snow pictures, head on over there. You will want to catch a glimpse of our HOMEMADE sled. It turned out pretty cool. Chuck is ONE creative Daddy !!! If you are local friends, you understand what a treat this snow has been.

I loved being able to spend time together, having fun, watching the beautiful snow, talking, laughing, and drinking lots of cocoa.

I loved watching the ice drip. I enjoyed watching the birds find something to eat. The snow was almost binding it was so beautiful. The ice covered trees were breathtaking. I think the whole weekend was a blessing from God. We have a safe, warm home to hunker down in when the weather is yucky outside. We are blessed with 2 enjoyable girls. I am blessed by a loving and supportive husband. And we are blessed with 2 boys who are waiting for us in Ethiopia. So very blessed.

Dear Sweet Peas,

I can only imagine how our home will be filled with more laughter when you come home. I look forward to watching explore new things. I hope you find security in our heavenly Father. I hope you find comfort in me as your earthly momma. I hope you find joy in our family.

Love, Mom


  1. Love the pics...we are having lots of fun in the snow too!

    YES, I was referring to you :) I thought it was so funny how people kept coming up to Tracy asking where Crispy was? It made me smile. I am so thankful for what God is doing through our adoption community and the blogging world. Can't wait to meet your boys at Fellowship...very soon!!!

  2. It does sound like a wonderful weekend. I'm glad you all could see the blessing while you were in the middle of it. Sometimes it is only in retrospect that we realize we were in a golden time.

  3. I'm excited for all of you and the adventure you are experiencing. I'm glad you were able to spend such wonderful time together.

  4. Enjoy these moments. Our adoption is still many months away, but I'm trying to focus on each day and each child and enjoying the relative simplicity of our lives now. It won't be long for you!!

  5. So glad you can have extra time with the girls. Glad for a fun, snowfilled weekend.