Sunday, April 24, 2011

in the teens!!!!!

oh yes, I can hardly contain my excitement!!  Not only is it Easter, and we are celebrating that our Savior lives!!!!, but we only have 19 more days until we are on a plane to meet our Alle!!!!!  AHHHH!!!  The kiddos and I went down to Virginia for spring break, and the week just flew by.  Noah turned 8, and we spent all of our awake time at King's Dominion, a huge amusement park just 10 minutes from my parents' house.  the kids had a blast, and the week just flew by!
Now it is time for the list making and packing to begin!  knowing me, I will pack ASAP, and then unpack and repack over and over again:)
Below are a few pictures from two weeks ago when Eric's parents came to visit and celebrate Noah's birthday.
I cannot wait to write again in 10 days, when we will be in the single digits!!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

in the 20's!!!

oh yes, today our countdown to Ethiopia made it into the 20's!!!!  Yes, 29, but we are still celebrating!!!!  I cannot believe that in 4 weeks I will be running around the house, showing my parents where to find things, repacking our bags and donation bins, and saying goodbye to our monkeys (not going to be fun - although I love getting away with Eric, and I know that they are going to have a fabulous time with grandma and grandpa, I still get the ache in my heart every time I think about it).  I cannot wait until I can post pictures of our "A" on here - she looks so much like our monkeys it is startling!!!  she definitely belongs in our family - and we cannot wait to get her home!!
Here are a few pictures of what we have been up to.  Hannah had a spring party at school on wednesday ,and of course my very girly girl needed to wear her Easter dress (thank you Keith and Emily!!).  And the pictures of Noah are from his spring party on April 1st.  I have had so much fun being the boys room mom for the past 3 years - it gives me a little glimpse into their lives away from me!  The pictures of Jadon are from the art show at his school - he won 1st place (for the second year in a row - not proud at all:) for the picture of the tiger!!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

a little fun!

I know, it has been awhile again:).  I wish that I could say that we have been incredibly busy and that time is flying by, but I cannot.  6 more weeks, or 42 days (which ever sounds shorter:) and we will be in the air flying to Ethiopia!!!  it seems like forever, but I know that the time will go by quickly (at least we hope so!).  But, in the mean time, I have been cooking to fill the time (and add on the pounds, which means that I have taken up running again)!  Here are some pictures from a yummy cake that I made earlier this week - a spaghetti cake.
The "meatballs" are balls of chocolate cake, the "sauce" is strawberry puree, and the "noodles" are yellow colored icing.

 The kids loved it - it was almost as much fun to look at as it was to eat!  then last night I made panang curry - oh so yummy!!  and on the menu today - easter bunny cookies!!!