I was hoping now that is school is done for me I would have some time to get things done around the house. No such luck....my closets, pantry, cabinets, drawers and craft room are still a total disorganized mess! I also wanted to take some time to learn my new camera and Photoshop cs3 that I purchased but I feel like my head is swirling with to do lists and responsiblities! I won't go into too much detail but I am helping to plan a dinner for 300 people for church, decorating all the tables, and the event which will occur next weekend. My mother-daughter ministry programs start up next week and I will be teaching those classes every other week. I said I would I could lead a table at Women's Bible study (mainly to keep me accountable for the study) but I feel the pressure of that too! There is tons more and there are times I just want to go climb back in bed and forget about it all. I know I will get through it and just like always but I selfishly was hoping to do a few things this fall just for me. I hope I don't sound like I am whining because I know how unbecoming that is;)
Darn it I couldn't get this picture to move down below with my birthday pics....but skip right ahead to the more exciting news (getting a year older is fun to celebrate but in reality I am another year older).....
Recap of the fun we have had this week....
The shower was so special. I truly felt the love of Ruth's friends and family and how excited everyone is meet Abigail. Every detail of the shower was so thought out and meaningful, from the cherry blossom cake that was hand made by a friend, to the Chinese themed meal and the Chinese take out boxes filled with beautifully decorated fortune cookies. The hostess' did an amazing job explaining all the little traditions around Chinese adoptions from ladybugs, 100 good wishes quilt to the red thread legend. Tears were shed when Debbie, one of the hostess', read "Shoey and Dot", the sweet story about Chinese adoption seen through the eyes of an adorable ladybug. The most amazing time had to be when we all gathered around Ruth and prayed for her and her family and baby Abigail. I was just touched by the faith and love I felt.
Today I got to share in the joy of the upcoming adoption of Abigail! The shower for Ruth was perfect in everyway and I can't wait to share more photos of the fun event!
But it is late and we just got finished canning are first batch of fruit...so needless to say I am pooped!
Just loved the photo I snapped of Ruth when she entered the shower! It was so hilarious and truly represented the length of time she has been waiting to bring her baby home! See her boys peaking in from the doorway...love it!
I will have to remember that one! Nighty night!
Phew...what a couple of days! The girls had a great start of school this week. Hailey a sophmore in high school and Kyla in 8th grade and her last year of middle school.