Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What's up?

It's been a busy time around here. As it usually is:)

Last week we went to an Asian Food Expo, bring your appetite- and did we ever. Oh, the hot pot and pot stickers were YUMMMMMYYYYYY.

The kids were thrilled to have such a delicious supper and went back for seconds, thirds, I think a few went back 6 or 7 times!

On the way home we were entertained by the teens, at times they get going on "memories of China" and it was hilarious to hear Chance going over things he "did" in China and have Chloe yelling at him "Chance, you are making that up." Then she told him that if he remembered and really did those things then she "Remembered being a princess."  Oh, how they make us laugh.

On Monday the kiddos were off school (for Veteran's Day and we THANK all our vets for their service!!) You won't believe what the kids did. Yes, they did IT. SURE DID-----

The Christmas tree is UP. AND ready.

Now before you say it's too early (MOM) Phoebe is soooo very excited about Christmas coming that we let them go to it early. She's going to experience her very first Christmas and we are so thankful to have her home.

She was thrilled to wake up to a covering of snow already this morning. Her and Kat both let out squeals of delight.

I had someone message me this-- 

You may laugh to know that one of the things that has stuck from your blog is when you talked about how the teens are "up your butt" all the time. So, all those times you write profound posts and you pray and think hard over the words you say, that's the part that stuck with us.

Oh,my did I ever laugh over that. Because it's so true. They really ARE "up your butt" for a longgggg time and it's hard to handle at times but it's also true that I pray and think over what I write often, wanting to share but not offend, wanting to help but not discourage any adoption from happening that is meant to be.

So it was refreshing, in a weird kind of way, to know that even something that simple is remembered, can be laughed about, but also the family was able to know it was typical and not be wondering what to do/was this normal.

Because, yes, they really ARE. Normal that is. And it takes a long time to get older adopted children to figure out how to do things to occupy themselves and not have to be told what to do.


I also told this friend that I have another post in mind, about adopting older, I'll have to get working on that:)

So, anyway, the tree is up, I have a few things gathered in preparation of Turkey Day, Thanksgiving:)  I love

Thanksgiving, even when I do all the cooking. It's all about family and being thankful for what we have. Can't beat that. No gift giving required, just lots of good eats.

So that's what we are up to around here. Passing a cold around as well, but otherwise all is well. 

I'm very thankful for that:)

3 comments:

Chris said...

Since I'm also from PA...WHERE was the Asian food expo? That would be WONDERFUL! raychris@dejazzd.com

And you are so right about them being up your butt and listening in on conversations and not understanding and butting in and taking REAL long to clear the table because dad and I are trying to discuss the insurance

Chris said...

Since I'm also from PA...WHERE was the Asian food expo? That would be WONDERFUL! raychris@dejazzd.com

And you are so right about them being up your butt and listening in on conversations and not understanding and butting in and taking REAL long to clear the table because dad and I are trying to discuss the insurance

Dottie P said...

Great pictures. Cam is looking so grown-up. And the girls look so lovely. Paisley looks especially elegant with her hair up. Thanks for sharing.