Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The New Year has already brought us some good things. We found out that our dossier arrived in China on January 5! We are so relieved we are now past the paperwork stage of the adoption process. Soon, we should find out out log-in-date (LID) which basically is the date we are officially registered with the Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs. This date will help guide us in terms of figuring out how long our wait might be. We are still looking at around 3 years. Then, January 6th was our 8th wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe it has been that long!

Jonah celebrated his 1/2 birthday at preschool after his Christmas break since his birthday falls during the summer. Reagan and I went in for his little party. It's always a hoot watching him interact with is friends in his class. He has come home from school recently saying things like, "Mommy, you gotta do what you gotta do" and "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit." Where do they come up with these things???

This girl is nuts.

Here's just a little pic of Reagan admiring her freshly manicured hands. I painted her fingernails and toenails today and she was thrilled. She can't stop looking at them and saying "Pretty!"

Christmas 2008

Well, I am REALLY far behind on the blog...go figure. Let me start with Christmas, I guess! We had a great holiday. The kids were so fun this year. Jonah was sick on Christmas Eve so we had to miss out on church, but he perked up on Christmas Day fortunately. He did have a funny quote at church on the Sunday before Christmas. Our pastor was talking about how Jesus came very humbly....not in a blaze of glory and royalty. Well, the intro to the sermon was a short slideshow with music showing different slides, one of which happened to be Superman. Jonah looked at us with a very confused look and said, "Superman killed King Herod???" He had things a little mixed up! Here's the abbreviated version in pictures of our holiday....

Jonah made a little graham cracker tree

Our "Happy Birthday Jesus" Cake

Cookie Time!

One of our Christmas traditions is to go look at Christmas lights and stop at Krispy Kreme during the trek.

Another tradition is opening up new PJ's on Christmas Eve.
The kids got a tunnel/tent/tepee set on Christmas Eve.

Cookies for Santa!

Merry Christmas!!!

We hope your holiday was wonderful, as was ours. We are so blessed!