Saturday, August 22, 2009

Quick update and vacation pics

I'm back!! Things are starting to calm down a little here. Derek is in Sacramento and has been at his new job for 1 week. He really likes it and is happy to be back at work again. About 85% of the house is packed and the kids and I are still in Arizona sweating while he is enjoying the nice weather! He is house hunting and hopefully in the next month or two we will be joining him......right about the time the weather starts to be perfect here in Arizona.

A few weeks ago we went to Utah for a quick 3-day vacation. We celebrated Kendall's 8th birthday and then she was baptized there in Utah with most of Derek's family there with us. We stayed with our wonderful friends the Greenhalgh's and had a great time. It was a really good, but short, vacation!!

Landon likes the candles the best!


Nephew Jacob enjoying the candles too!!

Kendall and SadieSadie and Kendall
Kendall and Sadie have been friends since they were babies! Even though we haven't lived close to them in 3 years, the girls always pick up right where they left off!!

I have a few more pictures to post of our trip coming soon!!


Donna said...

Househunting can be so much fun! Especially right now because it really is a buyers market. Sometimes we go to open houses just for fun.

Happy Bday to Kendall! Sounds like she got a very special birthday present!

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Steph said...

What a wonderful occasion! It's so fun to be together with family. I love your pictures, especially with the 2 girls together!

Take care,

Presley's Adoption Timeline

  • 8/15/2007 - Received referral for Geneva!
  • 9/13/2007 - Sent LOI (letter of intent) to our agency
  • 9/29/2007 - LOI was sent to China!
  • 10/08/2007 - LOI was delivered to the CCAA in China
  • 10/29/2007 - PA (pre-approval) was issued!!
  • 1/15/2008 - DTC (dossier to China)
  • 1/18/2008 - Dossier delivered to CCAA
  • 1/25/2008 - LID (log-in date)
  • 4/1/2008 - LOA (letter of acceptance)
  • 4/25/2008 - CCAA issues TA (travel approval)
  • 5/22/2008 - Leave for China!!!
  • 5/25/2008 - Met our sweet Lexi!
  • 5/26/2008 - Discovered Lexi had brain damage
  • 5/30/2008 - Met precious Presley!
  • 6/7/2008 - Arrived home

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