This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Vacation fun

February vacation is here, and though it's shortened because of LOADS of snow days earlier in the winter, we are doing our best to enjoy every minute of down-time together.  For a twist on our typical Friday night, we built an extra-large sheet-fort in the living room and carpeted the floor with a thick layer of blankets and pillows as we snuggled in front of a fire in the fireplace and a movie on the TV.  

Of course, one important member of the family was missing.  James is in Peru this week with EMI, Engineering Ministries International, so we're doing our best to endure a daddy-less vacation.  

We've managed fairly well so far... and really, we're just holding on until the real fun begins.  Vovo is coming to town to soak up some grandkid time (and give mamae a little respite).  Hurray for Grandmas!  

One of those things

After I loaded up on milk for our vacation-week-home, I had myself a good giggle about the 5 and a half gallons that occupied the entire top shelf of our fridge.  That's just one of those things that goes along with being a family of 6.  It's either 5 gallons, or zero.  One is already gone.