Shooooot! TWO posts in ONE night!!!! I probably won't post again till we get back from ET!!! LOL Just kidding..... I hope! LOL
OK! On with the show.... wait! I need more chocolate! OK! Now onward...
The shower was planned for Saturday, August 9...the Saturday after the courts closed. Once we found we weren't going to make it through we decided to do the shower that day any way. It was actually a nice thing to have since we had the disappointment of not traveling. The time Duni (our ET program director) was in ET was a bit nerve-racking(to say the least!) as she tried to appeal the judge's decisions a few times. All in all though, it was a good time of prayer and fasting.
Anyway, the shower...as I think back there are a lot of special things that stand out....
~ The room the boys will share was finished since the shower was to be at our house so everyone could see it (I'll put in some pics)... we all LOVE it in there and the kids have taken turns being official "crib testers" on different nights, giving me full reports in the morning on how they think Ezana will sleep in there! LOL It is too cute!
~ We loved that in the invitations an insert was included for a drawing...if anyone wanted to bring a listed item to donate to Kids Care Orphanage their name would be put in a drawing. We now have a suitcase FULL of diapers, wipes, formula and medicine!!!
~ It was a neat time for me to tell about how the adoption started, how it has been going and what it will be like when we bring Ezana home. Most people that came didn't have experience with adoption so it was good to talk with them about how and why we will most likely be laying low for the first few weeks (or more! :D). We got a lot of positive feedback and understanding afterward that was really encouraging.
~ Just the people that were there made it a great time to hang out, eat and talk! :)
~ We were amazed by all the wonderful gifts people gave us...it was just so sweet!!!
~ The topper to it all was an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING cake some wonderful friends (Jason & Karla!) of ours had made especially for our family...........all I can say is ***W*O*W***!!!!!!! (I'll include a pic or two!)
We just had a really nice day and after the whole court disappointment we really needed it. :) Thank you to everyone that put it together and came for the day! What a good time it was!
Hope you enjoy the pics!
The girls made adorable flags for the shower....
I had to "disguise" Ezana's face! :)