While waiting for Maggie, we are picking up her brother in Africa!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

State Fair Fun!

Yesterday, we went to the State Fair of Oklahoma in OKC. It is a September tradition for our family to go and to also go to Disney on Ice while we are there. This year Disney on Ice was High School Musical 1 and 2!! It was a lot of fun! Baylee thought it was one of the best we've been to. We invited our longtime friends, the Morrisons to go with us. Lori, her daughter McKenna, and Baylee and I all went on ahead to the city first to get some shopping in! We met Mac, Brian, and Lori's younger 2 children later for lunch at On the Border. Yum! Then we went on to the fair. Brian was a little excited to get out of Disney on Ice this year and hang out with Mac doing "man stuff", while Lori and I took the kids to the ice show. I have news for him. With 2 more little ones in our future, there will be many more Disney on Ice shows ahead. He is a good sport though!! It has been raining cats and dogs the last few days. Today, however, it is just beautiful!! We have all the windows in the house open. It sure seems like an early Fall. It will be really tough if it gets hot again before Fall truly gets here! It is hard to believe that we are already half way through September. It will be time to start making Halloween costumes soon. I love Fall.

Well, it has been over 2 weeks since we were officially DTE (dossier to Ethiopia). I want the wait to fly by, but I just can't wish the days away. Every day that God gives us is too much a gift to wish them away. My baby, Baylee is growing up way too fast. This is her last year in elementary school and if I wish for our wait for baby Eli and baby Maggie to hurry up and be over, I am also wishing Baylee to get older and go to junior high! Yuk! I don't want that! So, I think the best thing to do is to just enjoy every day as it comes,........to look forward to what lies ahead, but relish the present, which is so good too. We are truly blessed. Thank you God!


Dave and Rae said...

We'll be praying for you guys as you wait...

As a fellow adoptive parent, I thought to write and tell you about the new guest home in Ethiopia specifically for adoptive parents and volunteer groups for the benefit of orphans in Ethiopia. Now that it is up and running, we would love to share the vision with other adoptive parents. You can see more at http://www.ethiopiaguesthome.com.

If you would like to post a link, send me an email at dave@ethiopiaguesthome.com and I’ll forward you the information.


Dave McIlrath, MA
Orphan Advocate
Ethiopia Guest Home
More Than a Place to Stay

Kristie said...

Gina, as I'm reading about your adventures at the state fair I'm reminded of all our adventures at the Tulsa state fair when we were in high school together. I remember how we used to love all the scary rides and would ride them over and over. It's funny how some things never change. Justin and I try to make it to the fair every year too.