Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Craziest Week of Year Not Counting Christmas

Since my last post, we have been crazy busy here. Of course most of you know last week was Teacher Appreciation Week! I am the Room Mom for Jackson's class so I coordinated gifts for the teachers every day last week. This is the main gift for each teacher...


We had our friends from Wilmington come for the weekend on Friday. Saturday was JC's birthday, and we had a baseball game and birthday party for Brendan!


My Birthday Boys

Brendan chose to have his party at the local AMF Bowling Alley. There were about 15 children there, and he felt like a King for the day. He was so excited!!!!





Later that night, three of our best couple friends, JC and I all went to dinner downtown and then out to hear a band. We had a great time - we even finished the night off with a stop at the very first Krispy Kreme! YUM! I think JC had a good birthday, but it was a CRAZY day trying to get to each destination on time.
Of course Sunday was Mother's Day, and it was also my father-in-law's birthday! Happy Birthday Pop! I hope you all had a wonderful day! My boys helped to make my day super special. I even got my very own baseball glove - so now I can also go out for a "catch"!!!


As for our BIG news this week - we have finally been given the OK to apply for our VISAs to make our first trip to Russia . The dates that we were told to put on our application are May 26th - June 25th. YEAH!!!!! I Fed Exed the required documents yesterday so hopefully we'll be getting our visas back next week!!! I pray that this means we'll really be travelling in about a month!

We are off to Las Vegas for three days tomorrow. Hope to catch up with you all soon!


Tara said...

Whew!! Congrats on all the happy news and have a safe trip to Vegas (and Russia soon)!

Jodee Leader said...

Holy moly! You have been busy! So glad to hear the great news!

It also looks like you had a great time celebrating the birthdays in your family!

Have fun in Vegas! I hope you hit a big jackpot!

Jodee Leader said...

P.S. Where did you get those adorable monogrammed gifts?!

Rachel said...

I forgot everythign else in your post when I read you get to go to Russia soon! Congratulations -I am so happy for you!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being one step closer to your girl!

Praying for You All, Ashley

God's Girl said...

Oh, YAY! I am so thrilled for you! God is so faithful! Oh... I will be praying and praying!

Lord, I pray for sweet Emma even now. I pray that You would keep her safe, give her favor with the care takers and prepare her for her forever home. : )


love you,

Heather said...

That is exciting news about the visa. Have a good trip to Vegas. I left you an award at grace303.blogspot.com!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

How EXCITING!!! I am so happy for you!! Enjoy your trip to Las Vegas:)


Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

WOW! You are so busy! I adore the teacher bags! Have a great time in Vegas! CONGRATS on the Visas.

Felicia said...

How exciting...hope you have a great time in Vegas!!

Sounds like you'll be packing your bags very soon for Russia :)

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