And he's completed nearly 3,000 adoptions.
That's family. That's friends. That's community.
|Us, with the commissioner who approved our adoption.|
I'm counting my blessings right now.
I'm so blessed to have community.
And 4 new children.
We had a simple luncheon back at our house.
Then we went to the park for milk and cookies with more of our favorite friends.
|Brother enjoys a cookie|
|Sir Walter Scott's brother flew out as a surprise for us! Pixie kept the secret for over 2 weeks!!!|
|My dad forgot his sun hat, and all we had in the van was this beanie. He wore it well. :) I didn't get any other pictures because I was busy visiting, and the park was so crowded I didn't even know where any of my kids were half of the time!!|
I'm still counting those blessings.
The next day (Tuesday) we were sealed together for time and all eternity in the temple.
It was a day of many mini-catastrophes.
The temple workers, family, and friends helped us solve every single problem.
It was an experience never to be forgotten.
|A forever family|
On Thursday we said goodbye to all of the family. On our way home from the airport, we stopped spontaneously at a park to climb and explore for a few minutes, but it was too chilly to last long. When we got home and put on jackets we spent the rest of the afternoon outdoors--blowing bubbles, cleaning out garden beds, drawing with chalk, organizing rocks, jumping off stumps . . .
|For a little while in the morning, Nature Angel read stories to the other littles in this nest she built of pillows and blankets.|
|Ladybug got up close and personal with some roly-polies. She was quite scared of them at first, but fascination beat out fear, and she had a grand time letting them climb on her hands.3|
On Friday we went to a local park--a lovely bit of wildlife right in the middle of the city. I took just the 6 middles and Pixie; the babies stayed home napping with Dad and other big sisters to watch over them.
|Peering into the cave|
|Looking up from inside the cave through a hole in the ground|
|Scaling the rock wall|
|The park is also a historical site, and this chimney is what remains of an old cabin.|
|We paused to play at a little playground.|
|Then we hiked some more and enjoyed the gorgeous spring scenery.|
|In the afternoon we came home and had some quiet studies/play/reading time. Mister Man finished this whole book!!!|