Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December Happenings

Busy, busy month!  First, the BIG news is we finally have our I-600 sent off and our our Homestudy is in the mail to our agency.  We'll be registered in Russia REALLY soon!! Maybe by the end of the year, but probably January.  Whoohoo!  The paper chase is basically done...for now! So now what do you do now, you ask?  The Answer: Wait! And wait some more! ; ) Finish the nursery...we've ordered the bedroom furniture and I'm still debating what color to do the walls.  With Hannah is was more of the issue of 'What shade of pink?' : ) With this room, I'm going back and forth between shades of blue, green, and yellow.  So hard to decide!! Starting in January I'll be a joining a Wednesday night bible study group through my church.  This will be my first bible study and I'm so excited!  I'm also training for a Half Marathon with a friend of mine.  I have been less than motivated to train, but we are going to have to get going on training or else we'll end up walking it!   We are doing a 5K this Saturday, so I'm hoping that will jump start my motivation!
A couple of weeks ago, we had a Christmas party with my side of the family along with Caleb's family, at our house. It was so much fun!  I love having a house I can entertain in!  We catered in Rosa's enchiladas and tamales and had plenty of desert and margaritas!!  Here are my favorite pics from the party.

My pretty girl!

Showing off her piano skills

Caleb's Sister, Ali, and her boyfriend, Blair

Miss Ashlynn, My cousin's daughter

Mimi and Pawpaw, and my newest niece Lauren!

Haha this was all night.  So much fun watching all the kids play together

Someone (Ali) was giving my daughter x-long twizzlers...she was quite upset when I had to take them away!

Not sure what was so funny, but I LOVE this pic!

Hannah got a new baby from my other cousin Rhonda. Actually her daughter, Rachael picked it out.  It's like having another child now!  This baby goes everywhere with Hannah!

Aw the twizzlers...and Kendyl and Gigi!

Caleb's brother, Clint, and his other half, Heather

Grandpa opening his white elephant gift : )

Tracy and Aunt Jerri

And this is where you find Hannah most of the these days... she just loves the Christmas tree.  I LOVE watching her eyes as she looks at all the ornaments.  I'm so not ready for her to keep growing up. sniff, sniff ; )
Checking out the ornaments

Laying under the tree...notice her baby with her? ; )

We've got a another busy weekend ahead!  Santa visit on Friday, Mommy's 'Jog'n egg Nog'n' 5K, Crocker Christmas Saturday night and Sunday we are going on the North Pole Express train ride with 'Aunt' Sara! More pics to come!

1 comment:

  1. Love hearing about "life" with you sweet friend! Your family is precious. I can just hear the excitement in your words about your precious son.

    We are praying for him, and for the process...and hope that you guys can welcome him home...very, very soon!

    Merry Christmas, girl! Love and hugs!!!

    P.S I need your new address. Would you email it to me?