We have had a busy week. Chris had a softball game on Monday night, Tuesday we cleaned our house, Wednesday I attended a student picnic at a local park for work, Thursday we had Deress and Jesse over for a cook-out, Friday we went to Indy for a date since our plans of camping with the Ponsler family did not work out, Saturday we ran errands in the morning and then I attended a baby shower and worked on homework, and today is Sunday and we went to church and worked on homework again.
Deress (our really good friend from Ethiopia) and Jesse (a high school friend) came over for supper on Thursday. We had a great time catching up and talking about Ethiopia. My mom bought us a book of pictures from Ethiopia and Deress went through it with us telling us about the culture. We really enjoyed it and I think he enjoyed sharing his culture. All of us shared stories throughout the evening and our next plans are to go to the Greentown fair and introduce Deress to the Demolition Derby. Boy is he in for a treat! Even though Jesse works at the same place that I do, we haven't made it a point to get together and catch up. Jesse is always up for an adventure and he plans to travel to Ethiopia within the next year.
On Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the baby shower of one of my dearest friends. Abbe and I have known each other for nine years and within the past year, we have become really close friends. Abbe is going to be a mom for the first time! She is actually having TWINS! I am so excited for her and she has been such a great blessing to me. Abbe is so supportive of our adoption and has really gone out of her way for us. I have always wondered what it would be like to be pregnant and Abbe has shared many details with me so I can better understand what it feels like. I had lunch with her this past Thursday and she let me rub her belly for at least 10 minutes. She is amazing!
For her shower, I decided to create a diaper cake. This is my third cake so far and I have to say, it turned out different than my first two. I added the bow to the front and I think it was a nice touch. Since her babies will be smaller, I decided to use the new baby diapers instead of the typical swaddler diapers. It took a lot more diapers, but the end product turned out!
Continue to pray for our adoption. Thanks for your continued support!