Thursday, March 06, 2008

SURPRISE!!!

So here I am attempting to be a great mom by planning dinner and getting it in the crock pot (although 2 of our 3 kids don't even like ribs, hmmm), when the phone rings. I don't pick it up, which is typical of me except the past 2 months when we were waiting for the call of all calls. Then I hear sweet Natalie's voice and think maybe I should get this one. I truly was thinking she had something to say about her upcoming trip to Ethiopia (I think she leaves tomorrow) but instead she gave us a court date!!!



March 26



I know, I know, it often doesn't pass the first time, but HOLY COW, this is the FIRST time anything has gone quickly in this whole adoption process so far (besides our instantaneous smittenness with these kids).

How cool is that!!!

This afternoon I was planning to book our spring break trip, because Michiganders start getting a little irksome this time of year, as we continue to snow plow out of driveways. Well, looks like we will postpone the plans, and if our court date gets moved way out, let's hope for some REALLY good last minute deals.









No, this is not Antarctica, but Lake Michigan in March. It IS stunning. In these shots, we are actually about 100 yards out on the lake. Lots of massive ice build up. The kids found some cracks and holes (or death traps) that made it ultra-adventurous, but we just let the dog lead the way. If she were to bite it, well, at least the rest of us would be safe. Don't worry, she's fine.


And to think, in a few months, we will be swimming in this stuff.

17 comments:

Laura said...

how awesome is that!!!! Praise God! :)

The Roberts Family said...

THANK YOU JESUS for what you're doing!!!! I've been praying so hard for a miracle with the courts for our little one. My heart has been so sick of all the time we missed with her while she was ill. This gives me hope there could be a miracle yet. Would you join us in praying for that? Thank you!! ~Shelly

the albertsons said...

OH MY! that is just crazy amazing! Glad something's going fast for someone... please God let us all get through court that day... we could travel together! Hopefully you're right and this means other families will get dates soon too!!!
becca

Chris & Jess said...

THIS IS WONDERFUL NEWS! I am so happy for you all!
And wow...Lake Michigan is beautiful!

crazy thorne's said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! I hope this becomes a trend. Praying that you make it through court the FIRST time!!!!!!!! Blessings

Angie said...
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Angie said...

You guys waited so long for your referral. I'm glad the court date came surprisingly quick. We'll be thinking of you!! ;)

(sorry, spelling error in last post so i had to erase it and start over)

Denise said...

The lake is so cool, I've never been there in the winter! Getting your court date scheduled so soon is incredibly great! I sent you an email in hopes maybe you're sharing photos...

Eric & Tara said...

Whoa!! That is so unreal!! I am SOOOOO jealous!! But praise god that yours came so fast!!

Abby jo said...

My family has the same court date. As well as three other familys we know

Andrea said...

YAY!!!! That is so awesome!!! Praise God for so many good things!!! Let's hope it all goes well for all of us that day!!! Mid-April could make for some great traveling buddies!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

CHRISTY said...

How in the world?!? I am so delighted for you. What a fun addition to your story. Isn't it so neat when God changes the plot to make it so obvious that he's the author? Time truly is in His hands.

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

Okay, your comment on my blog CRACKED ME UP! Being that your are in Michigan and I am in Virginia, I don't think that there will be any chance of fists flying! HA! You may end up flying through Dulles though which is pretty close...hmmmm....Make sure that you scope out sibling groups of three for me while you are picking up your sweeties! :-)
Blessings,
Kristy

emily said...

Awesome news!! That is exciting. Praying you pass the first time and get to go get those cuties!!

Jillienne said...

What a great surprise! I will be praying that you pass through the first time with no problems! Also in answer to your question on my blog we are in Linden it is about 20 min. north or Hartland or 25 min south of Flint.
By the way love your nicknames that is one of my all time favorite movies!

Apryl said...

What a relief! We are STILL waiting to hear--though they say we should have court the last week of March (or so...).

I saw your comment on my blog about the reimbursements, this one is a county reimbursement. I'll have to take a minute and clarify on the blog too, so many people have emailed me freaking OUT! Check in MI though, it's through children's services here.
apryl

Debbie said...

YEAH!!! Congratulations on your court date!!! This is awesome news!! Keep us posted, I am sure you will!! :-)

Debbie