Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I apologize if my terminology sounds strange, I am not sure of the exact specifics regarding Embassy paperwork etc... :)
Things are going well here. Busy, as to be expected, and mostly sane. The lack of sanity comes on mine and Brants part. Last night I decided to purchase some new shelving at Costco, which meant Brant had to put together all the pieces and parts before the troops were up and into it in the morning. In the midst of cardboard, screws, and instructions I realized that part of my wedding ring was missing! We spent the better part of late yesterday evening tearing through all the garbage, all the Costco stuff, the van, and found NO ring. Bummer! Today I will call Costco and hope someone found it there. If not...Well, I'd rather not think of if not right now...
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Back of Ben's head which is quite a mess right now...The obviously bloody fresh wound is new today and caused by him falling backwards onto a church pew...no good! The not so fresh wound above it, happened last weekend while piling out of Aunt Siggies van...He will have some mighty fine cowlicks once these all scar over!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Good Morning and Happy Valentines Day!
We have a little tradition here at the Madson home, that on Valentines Day the kids go away while I make a special meal (always breakfast, even if it's dinner time) and set the table with surprises and goodies for them. Usually we do it at dinner since it is hard to pull all that off at breakfast during the week, but since Valentines Day is on Sat this year we had a wonderful late morning breakfast!
The menu...Real homemade pancakes, fresh strawberry puree, eggs, and of course chocolate milk..you can't have a Valentines Day meal without some sort of chocolate involved!
The goodies...New activity books for the kids, AND very LARGE heart shaped suckers...they loved it!!!!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Please rejoice with us as we celebrate the adoption of our new nephew N R Schumaker (can't post name online yet). Yesterday his birth mother made it to court in Ethiopia, which allowed his adoption to be finalized, I can't express the waves of emotion that raged through me the moment I learned of this wonderful news! How exciting and scary for N to know he has a family coming to get him, how exciting and relieving for Brant's sister's family to have this HUGE hurdle behind them, now they can move onto making travel plans and embassy dates etc. As I am filled to the brim with happiness and thankfulness I can't seem to stop thinking about his birth mother and the monumental day she had yesterday. In the midst of my rejoicing I will continue to pray for her and her health and that Rick and Signe may get a chance to meet her while they are there! God is so good and IS sovereign over ALL things...
...one more thing, if any of you are interested in learning more about N's journey to his new family you can read their blog "Letting Love Cover It."