Friday, March 4, 2011

friday post {creative title, huh?}

Hello, friends.

I don't have a whole lot to blog about today.

EXCEPT that we got our NVC letter yesterday!
Woo!
In simple terms, that means we are another step WAY closer to
traveling. But we're still teetering on that fine line
of getting there and back in plenty of time for Brenden's graduation.
I mean, I definitely think we'll (and by we I mean my dear husband)
be back in time...it's just that it may be only a week before.
That's not much time.
I'd love for the boys to be home and "settled" just a tad longer than
that if possible.

Anyway, I'm praying for mid-April.
It's very doable.
ESPECIALLY since I know of a great big God who
is incredibly good with time lines.


And in other news:

Brenden turns 18 tomorrow.

Dang it.

We're having a roller skating party, at his request.
It will be a blast!
And all his friends will ooooh, and aaaah at my awesome skating skills.
I did grow up in the 70s, you know.

OH, and speaking of Brenden...
his place of employment,
Dairy Queen,
burned down.

Well, not down...but destroyed totally on the inside.
Apparently someone left the fudge-warmer
on overnight.

Let that be a lesson to us all:
Never leave your fudge-warmer on.

18 comments:

Madeleine said...

18 is such a tough age to accept as a mom. My son was in boot camp for his 18th birthday down in TX. I cried the whole day.

Your day sounds WAY better. :D

Except I can barely walk, so me roller skating would be the entertainment of the year. :P

We will be with you in praying for that BIG GOD of ours to fit the time frame just right. And to HIM be the glory!

Karin said...

I know I should laugh at a tragic thing like a fire...but s.t.i.f.l.i.n.g giggles at the fudge warmer thing.

I was just thinking yesterday how I used to stress over adoption timing--specifically timing of the trips. I was reflecting on how each time, everything worked out. And when we did miss a few birthdays and/or came home at times I would not have um...preferred...things still worked out. All will be well... :)

Have fun skating...and don't hurt yourself. :)

Shonni said...

I hope ya’ll have a great party!!!

Robin said...

How bizarre, our DQ burned down when I was in high school too. Oh wait, that was Jack in the Box. Nevermind. (in my best Roseanne Roseannadanna voice, since I too grew up in the 70's)

Happy birthday Brenden! That party sounds like so much fun, though I'd probably fall and break my rear if I tried to skate, I wasn't all that good even back then ;)...

Sending good thoughts that all the travel dates work out the way you need them to.

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Rachel said...

1. Praying about your travel time line.
2. Sending happy birthday wishes to your eldest.
3. Turning off my fudge warmer.

Love ya!

Tony and Rett said...

Bah! You make me laugh!

Surely another ice cream joint is looking for a Brenden! :)

Praying for SPEEDY timelines for you, friend!

Debby said...

Somehow, I see the fudge warmer tag line living a l-o-n-g time wround your house...lol...

Happy Birthday Brendan..sounds like a fun party!

I pray the travel all works out as you need it to.

Adeye said...

Oh my goodness, Lori, I know I can always come here for a good giggle.

Have fun roller skating. Come back and tell us if you can walk the next day :):)

Happy birthday to your biggest. Hope he has a stunning day!

Tesseraemum said...

Ok, The fudge warmer fire will be the story Brenden tells for the rest of his life even if one of you misses his graduation!! HEE!
Not to make light of the situation. Thankful no one was hurt!

Happy Birthday Brenden!!

Nancy said...

Happy birthday, Brendan. Have a great day.

Patty said...

Ok so you know the timing will be just fine--and if it ends up Kelly JUST gets home with a week to spare.....that will work too. You'll have to trust that it will even be better then having had more time cuz ya just never know what will happen in a few weeks ;)
Happy Birthday to your boy!! Bummer about DQ....I'll be sure to turn off my fudge-warmer each night before bed. Thanks for the tip.

kippi said...

Glad you were finally able to dig yourself out from under all that laundry!

Praying for good travel dates for daddy, and a super birthday for Brenden.

As for DQ - it is an evil place. Esp. the fudge warmer. :)

4kids4us said...

And where was Brenden at the time of the fudge-warmer incident? I hope that he has a solid alibi so that he can enjoy his birthday party.

Congrats on the next adoption step!

Londa said...

Thanks for the laugh Lori...you do have a way with words:0)

Happy Birthday Brendan!! I can't remember the last time I went skating, but I always enjoyed skating. Have fun on your big day!!

We received our TA one month after we got our NVC and we were on a plane to China two weeks later, so you'll be close to that mid April date. So excited for you all!!

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Chris said...

You gotta change the title of your post! Fudge warmer....probably the sprinkle machine!

Yah be careful on the rollerskates. I was going to wow the boy w/ my skateboarding ability, but decided I better do it in private first...then changed my mind again...who'll call 911?

Jean said...

Oh my- sorry about the DQ- bummer.

Looking forward to Brenden's b-day post!! And pics of you roller skating!

Congrats on the NVC letter- praise God things are moving forward!! Soon you will be the MOmma to 6 kiddos!! WoooHooo!!

Just think of all the blog material you will have!!

Kayce said...

Umm...hold up a sec. OUR Dairy Queen is also out of commission for something similar....Ooooo something stinks in Suburbia.

But if there's ever a good way to go down...it should involve a fudge warmer.

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