Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy New Year!

I wanted to wish everyone a happy New Year. I think 2008 is going to be a very special year for many of us.
Our holidays were wonderful. We visited with family and friends and didn't have to rush from one place to another. The boys had a fabulous Christmas and loved the presents that Santa left under the tree. Stu, of course, thought they would fight over the ride-on tractor they received; however Chipmunk was much more enthusiastic about the giant toy box full of dress-up costumes that Santa left. They've been changing costumes non-stop since Christmas and have only worn "normal" clothes when we leave the house and I insist. It's one thing for Chipmunk to wear one of his football jerseys with cowboy boots (that tends to be his usual wardrobe) to the grocery; it's quite another for both Spiderman and a bumblebee (Monkey's costume of choice) to go the pediatrician's office.
We celebrated New Years Eve at the home of friends, with all of our children running around and playing with each other. It was a madhouse but so much fun! Quite different than our New Years Eves' pre-children.
Now we are working at getting back on schedule and getting to bed on time, something that rarely happened over the past few weeks. And I'll admit that I think everyone was ready for the boys to go back to school yesterday.
As I said, I think that 2008 is going to be a great year for our family. Chipmunk and Monkey are both happy, healthy, and thriving. Stu is enjoying his job and I love having the opportunity to stay home with the boys. Of course, we would love to have an addition to our family this year - I'm thinking a cute little girl from Kyrgyzstan (wink, wink). But seriously, if everything in my life just continued as it did in 2007 than I would be one happy and lucky girl!


Michael and Carrie said...

I love hearing about the dress up costumes and the combinations they have made! So cute! Happy New Year! Hopefully, you'll have your daughter home to celebrate with you next year!

Becky and Keith said...

Happy New Year! The costumes are a GREAT idea! I wish I had something like that when I was little! 2008 will be a great year for you and I can't wait to read all about it!

Adrienne and Jim said...

I can just picture the boys in their costumes at the doctor's office!! How adorable!

I can't wait to hear your little girl is coming home :) 2008 will be such a wonderful year for many children and families, including yours!!

Carey and Norman said...

Love the dress up and costume idea. I'm sure that is alot of fun at your house. You better take tons of pictures!

I've heard adoptions for girls in Russia is going to slow down due to the fostering programs and adoption incentives, so switching regions was probably a great decision. God does lead where we should follow!!

Many blessings and Happy New Year!

Jane and Jim said...

2008 is going to be the best year, I can feel it too!!
Glad the boys were happy with what Santa brought them, they are so adorable.
Dress up is so fun, they can pretend to be pirates, firemen, etc... I can't WAITTTTT!!!!