First let me start out by saying that with regards to our adoption, we are unfortunately still in limbo. No news of any kind as to the special needs list that was supposed to come out two weeks ago, or when the country in EE-- which is presently re-vamping their adoption processes-- will open back up. We have been told December at the earliest, perhaps January instead. So we are at a standstill right now, which is extremely frustrating. The saying "no news is good news" does not apply here. We would love to hear something, anything, about what is going on over there as we sit here and try to be patient, waiting to travel to our babies.
Prayers for that, as always, are greatly appreciated!
So, on to the things that have kept us busy, and my mind otherwise occupied, this past month.
As you know, our daughter Schuyler turned 13 on October 19th-- a very big milestone! Well, our son Evan turns 16 on November 22nd-- another very big year to celebrate!!! Thinking we might be gone to Europe by the time his birthday actually rolled around, we planned his party early this year so as not to miss the festivities! So, we had two parties for two children in two weeks. Craziness! But, a ton of fun.
Evan got to start the day by playing paintball with his dad, brother and a few friends. Then it was back here for some hot dogs and hamburgers, a bonfire while roasting marshmallows, and a movie. He really enjoyed his day and I think a fun time was had by all.