Here is my confession...I love blogs. I could spend the entire evening on the computer jumping from blog to blog and then surfing the Internet. In order to finish my class, I gave up the computer in the evenings to watch my class, take a test and write a paper. I am proud to say that I finished my class this past Saturday and I am back! Can I tell you, it feels great not to have the pressure to choose between classwork and the computer. I only have one class left; however, I am taking a 3 month break for several reasons...the most important being that we will be traveling to Ethiopia to pick up our son! Another reason is that this class would push me over my limit for the year for tuition assistance, just another positive for waiting until January.
Last weekend on Saturday we went to our nephew's hockey game. He plays for North Central even though he goes to school at Ben Davis. He is the goalie and I can say that it was great to watch him play. NC won the game and this was the first one that I wasn't a nervous wreck for Andrew. I think it was a pretty easy game for the team and for the most part he had few shots against him. Every time I see him, he changes. This time I think he was 3 inches taller than the last time I saw him and that wasn't very long ago. He is taller than Chris now.
On Sunday, October 5, several people went in together to throw me a shower(Cousins, aunts, sister-in-laws, mother, mother-in-law). Here is a shout out to Cari for organizing it! It was AMAZING! There were so many people and so much love in the room. It still amazes me how generous people are for others. We received so many gifts and could feel the love. As a recap, our son is set for a year on clothes, has toys to play with, books to read, diapers to do his business, books to scrapbook his life, cocoa butter lotion, DVDs and enough money to purchase our second ticket to Ethiopia! God is so good!
Here is a plug for my friend, Andrea, the Pastry Diva. She made the cake. I would have shown the other one, but his name is on it and so I rather not post it quite yet since we are using his Ethiopian name. Let me just tell you about this cake - there were three different flavors: carrot cake with cream cheese icing, chocolate cake with chocolate mousse, and white cake with raspberry filling.
Look at all of these beautiful ladies! This is at the end of the shower...I know that I am missing several because they had to leave early. Thanks to all who came and showered me with love. It was a special day!
While I was at the shower, Chris had some of our friends at our house watching the Colts football game. I wore my jersey during the shower and it was a good thing that I did this...the COLTS squeaked by with a victory. I was able to watch the highlights and I think this game will go down in history. They came back in the last 2 minutes of the game from being way behind.
Syd and Don...
Katie is playing "the water game" (pool) with Anneliese.
Liz and Anneliese...
Last week for work I traveled to Rose-Hulman to attend a career fair. I am also planning to go to the University of Cincinnati this week. This weekend we had the opportunity to watch out other nephew, Clayton, perform with the Brownsburg marching band at Ben Davis. It was fun to hang out with family and the weather was beautiful. Although we didn't get to hang out with Clayton, he is growing up so fast. He is 16 and is also taller than Chris. He is probably one of the quickest wit kid I will ever meet. I love that about him. We forgot our camera this time around...more pictures to come soon. Also, Mark and Angie are painting their house. It looks beautiful. I am a bit jealous.
Today we went to the COLTS game. It was a great game. We dominated. It was nice to see the team back again. This is the team that we know.
As far as the adoption front goes, please pray for the children in Ethiopia. We recently heard that some children have some high levels of lead. We trust that God has a plan and we know that our son is in His hands. We still have not heard about our court date. We continue to hope that it will be in October.