Monday, December 24, 2007
We hope this Christmas finds you healthy, joyful & blessed beyond measure. There have been so many sad years leading up to this year that it's hard to express the joy that we feel this Christmas. Joy that comes from not just the gift of a child but the gift of seeing things in a new light through the eyes of a child.
Please take time this season to ponder the greatest gift of all- the Christ child sent to a lowly set of parents to raise Him up to fulfill one of the greatest missions of all- saving the world.
For our friends that still wait for their blessing from China ( or any other place), hang in there & know that there is hope. Just when things seem at their bleakest, there will be a light that will glimmer through to help urge you on and not give up. Even though we are back from China almost 7 weeks, we are still on the sidelines to cheer you on and walk along with you.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Friday, December 7, 2007
With sleep being a precious commodity at our house lately, we have come to appreciate the times that Maddy falls asleep in the car. The key is to make it into the house & putting her in the crib without waking her up. It reminds me of the recent MasterCard commercials:
1 Pink Winnie the Pooh snowsuit= $ 25
1 Car seat = $150
1 gallon of gas = $3
1 hour of non-stop sleep = priceless!
We have been getting the house already for Christmas, little by little. Maddy helped us decorate the tree and has suprisingly stayed away from it for the most part. We have been visitng great grandparents and going into our work places. It has been a busy couple of weeks.
The time is going by too fast before I return to work! Only 4 weeks from Monday until the big day. I am hoping before I return to post some China travel tips for those of you still waiting for baby. Nap time is almost over, gotta go!
Decorating the tree
Thanks Auntie Janita!
Hanging with my grandparents (& greats)