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Tuesday, December 18, 2012


2) The consulate in Guangzhou found our I-800 and I-800a! Thank you for your prayers!

3) My friend, Kristen, who has waited for years to be a mom, is now in Ind*a with her precious daughter. They are both doing amazingly well, and are so in love! Their story is truly a God-story...thank you, Father, that they are finally together.

4) Lauren's grant fund just keeps's completely and totally God's doing! Thank you so much to all of you who have participated in this little miracle!

5) I went to bed at around 8:30 last night, slept off and on until 10:00 and then slept until 5:00.Woohoo! That's pretty good for someone who for the past 6 months has been averaging about 5-6 hours of sleep a night. Now, if I could just do that for about 6 more nights, I might really be feeling good!

6) I have an amazing husband. I was g.r.u.m.p.y. last night (see above :) ) and the first words out of his mouth this morning were, "I'm so glad that I married you." Honestly, that guy is too good to me.

7) Here Comes the Boom. Seriously. That movie was so funny. Meredith and I went to it a couple of weeks ago and we laughed so hard. It's at the $2 theater and I am thinking of taking my four older kids to see it tonight, 'cuz ummmm, their mom was pretty grumpy last night (see above :)  ), and we could all use a good laugh.

8) We painted our hallway last weekend. It is now a bright little shade of yellow, rather than yellow, orange and green (Yep. It really was all of those colors). David also tiled and painted our downstairs bathroom. The supplies have been in our garage for awhile and he finally had time to do it.

9) David and I finished up all of our travel paperwork last night (that was before the grumpiness really set in). Yay! It feels good to have that done.

10) My friend, Jennifer, sent me a kindle for our trip! What a blessing!

11) David had work to do yesterday and today, as well. December can be a slow month for contractors and the past two weeks have been a little slim on work. Not the best timing, but our God always takes care of us. He is so faithful!

12) We went to a very fun Christmas party with some friends from church on Sunday. Thanks so much, Brett and Michelle!

13) In just 10 days, our precious little boy will officially be an ORPHAN NO MORE!!!!!! He will be OUR SON!!!!! Thank you, Jesus!


Kathleen @ Kath Ink said...

Thanks for sharing that you get really grumpy, too! Me, too! Last night my husband wanted to chat about Christmas gifts, which we need to talk about but I was just too grumpy. And said, can we talk about it later. Thankful that you have a wonderful loving husband, to.

No Greater Love said...

Oh, take them, take them. I just read an attachment book that said when you have a rough time make sure to do something super fun as a family. Hee hee. Like a book needed to tell me THAT. But of course, I feel so vindicated now, that that is how I live. I cannot wait until you goooooooooooooooooo!

Nikki said...

Mer can't wait for you to go because she's going to S.P.O.I.L your kids like crazy!!! : )

I'm glad you were able to get some rest and I pray you will be able to continue to get good rest before you leave!!!

You should so post pictures of your bathroom and hallway...cause I love projects and project pictures!!!!

Everyone is entitled to some grumpies every once in a while...the movie sounds like a good idea!!! : )

I can't wait to see the first pictures of you and Kai Kai!!!

No Greater Love said...

ha ha...Nikki is so right....your kids are going to be S.P.O.I.L.E.D. You think that grandparents know how to spoil kids.....wait until they get finished at my house.......ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Love your posts!! Miss our visits at dance every week!

Peter and Nancy said...

So excited for you! I think you're entitled to a few "pregnancy hormones" right now . . . :o) And I love your antidote of laughter. Counting down the days until you go meet your son!

Gwen said...

Great news! So excited for you!! :)

Nikolyn said...

Godspeed, Sarah. Thrilled for you. Merry, merry Christmas! Give little Kai Kai a squeeze from auntie Niki, ok?

Aus said...

Grumpy happens - and husbands do the right thing when that is the case! (Nice work bro!!)

Looking forward to following your journey!

hugs - aus and co.

Jean said...

So glad you got a good night sleep!! Yes- grumpy does happen. It's unfortunate BUT it does happen. Hubby had a great response!

The movie outing sounds like fun!
Can't wait!!

Anonymous said...


ONE WEEK!!!! We were praying for you this morning, and it hardly seems real!


Rebecca said...

Just checking in on ya! Soooo excited for you!!! We go home on Saturday (china time) and I can not wait!!! Are you on Facebook? I put a block on my blog. I'll explain later. If so, friend me at Rebecca Sherrill McKee.

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