Our nine-day journey has begun.

It started yesterday when we picked the girls up at 3:00 and drove to Matt's parents' house in Temecula for dinner. What a special night of meeting new family. It was sweet.

This morning we woke up and played and then went to second service at church. The day is much longer when you wake up at 6:30 am. I am constantly trying to fill time and keep them busy. We ate breakfast and got them dressed. They played princess-dress-up. They watched Charlie and Lola while I took a shower. And then we still had lots of time left over. I'm sure we'll eventually settle into more of a routine. But for now, the mornings kind of drag on and on.

Tomorrow we are meeting Lisa and the kids in Santa Barbara. I am so excited to see my sister and have the cousins get to know each other better. I can't wait!

This is such an important week. It's a huge event for the four of us as a family-to get to know each other better and develop routines. I pray that the Lord would strengthen our bonds as parents and children and that He would be glorified in this home.


Sarah Markley said...

What a sweet time! I will pray for you as you begin this journey of "familyhood"!

Lisa Leonard said...

I cannot FREAKING wait for tomorrow. We are praying for you guys and this time together. We love you!!!

Cathi Hamen said...

Have a great visit you sweet sisters!!!
We are parying for your new family to bond like no other!!

Rachel Shoemaker said...

you are in my prayers!