Friday, August 29, 2008

A Contest & Other Sundry News

There's a fun contest going on over at China, Baby! You really ought to check it out. Even if you don't win, there's some gorgeous stuff that indulge your girly fashionista within. And all the proceeds are going toward fundraising for their adoption. Check them out!

Here's a good report from Alayna's momma after her surgery yesterday. Gosh, they aren't even "blood" family and I was in prayer and on pins and needles all day waiting to hear something. Anything. Please continue to pray, as the coming weeks of healing will require patience, and apparently, a blender!

We have no new news about our proposed Consulate Appointment. It's hard to wait, as really, this stage of the process is supposed to be almost a non-stage. You get Travel Approval and within a day or two you get the Consulate Appointment. Then you get packing. It's been a week, and we have heard some rumblings of opportunities being opened up, but no call for us yet.

Today my BFF and her family are pulling in for our annual Labor Day coffee and chat fest. Coffee for the guys, chats for the girls. We are all super excited. Particularly, it seems, the crows and cardinals who live in our back yard. They've been up squawking and singing since about 5 a.m. Which means I've been up listening to them. And while I have a deep appreciation for the beautiful creation crafted by My Father, I prefer to appreciate it when the sun is actually already up. And when the clock reads anything AFTER 7 a.m. I prefer the 8 o'clock hour if I'm being totally honest.

Finally, I've decided to retire Favorites Friday for a while. Not that I've been totally faithful to do them each week of the summer anyway. So it feels kind of anti-climatic to share the information with you. But there it is. After I have neglected it for 3 or 4 weeks running, I'm announcing that it's done. For now.

Happy Labor Day Weekend everyone! Eat lots, play lots, and enjoy your time with family and friends. And if we hear about the Consulate Appointment, you'll find the scoop (with our travel dates!) right here.

1 comment:

Salzwedel Family said...

Praying for your appointment. Enjoy your weekend!