Monday, June 21, 2010

What a fabulous Father's Day we had! First, I want to say how thankful I am to have a godly dad, who has lived his life as an example for us. Then, I want to say how thankful I am to have a husband who loves us, has been faithful and true to us, who loves the Lord and is willing to do the hard things to obey Him. He's stuck with this adoption through 2.5 years of delays, ups and downs, wonderings and waiting. To still be with me in this vision is pretty amazing. I was thinking about him as head of our home. You could say all those great things I did, but when I think of what he could be doing instead of what he is, it makes be even more grateful.

Today is the first day of the kids' sculpting class. They have the art teacher they'd had during the school year. It was actually kind of comical watching them go into the room. The only person they knew was the teacher, and they stood there like they didn't know where to go. Thankfully, one friend from CC was there, and when they came out, they both were bursting with news of new friends. While they were away making faces, I was home being productive. (I think I'm going to enjoy this week!) The girls have a yellow room with a dark blue stipe around it, and cute little Noah's ark scenes, along with stenciled stars, moons, and planets. So nice for Caleb, but not so much for the girls. Today, vinegar and hot water were my friends. I was able to remove all but 2 arks (couldn't move the bunk bed by myself) and kilzed over the blue border. My goal for tomorrow is to paint the stripe white and maybe touch up the trim. Could be a bit ambitious, especially if Caleb doesn't have such a lovely nap like he did today! Then Thursday I'd like to put these cute flower wall stickers in that stripe to complete the look. After that, I need to shampoo the carpets and paint the boys' room. Ballet slipper pink STINKS for boys! They've been great sports about it, though.
Keeping busy until I get the info from Robin... Not sure if I'll be done with Caleb's sweater before I'm feeling the push for travel, but I'll be working on that, too. We'd also like to take a family weekend before we go. One last hurrah as a family of 5. Hoping to have that really soon. Oh, and a new vehicle. That, and we should be done!

1 comment:

Alice said...

You always impress me with your positive attitude. I did not do so well, and you have had to wait so much longer. Praying the time is very soon!