Sunday, December 13, 2009

Very Thankful!

Well I must say that the days seem to be flying by and Christmas is almost here. I cannot believe how time flies.
We had a great Thanksgiving this year. The total number for sit down dinner was 19.
We loved having everyone travel up to see us. We know that it is not easy for all to make the trip especially those who drive up and back in the same day. Thank you for coming to share this special holiday with us. We love you all very much!
The food was definitely in abundance this year. I tried brining my turkey this year which seemed to turn out good. It was definitely flavorful. When brining a turkey you use a 5 gallon bucket and let the bird soak in the salt water/spice bath for 8 to 16 hours. The highlight of this whole turkey experience was when I innocently asked my 13 year old nephew if he wanted to help me "flip the bird". You can imagine the response that I got from a teenager at this request.
It was a treat to see my sister and half sister this year. We, of course, did our traditional day after Thanksgiving shopping. No real bargains to speak of but lots of laughs and fun with my sisters.
The Adoption
We received our letter for our appointment to have our fingerprinting in Indianapolis on Monday, December 14th. This is the last item we need before we are officially on the waiting list for Ethiopia. Madison and Max are now regularly asking about the children and anticipate their arrival. It is so sweet to here Madison and Max pray for these children that they do not yet know. We continue to pray that God will protect their hearts, minds and bodies until they make it into our home. Thank you for your prayers and support. We will continue to keep you posted as we know more information

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