Our holidays were merry and bright and spent visiting family and friends. It just doesn't get any better than that. Molly and Aidan truly enjoyed all of the festivities. They were real troopers with many late nights that ended with them passing out in the car on the ride home. Seasoned parents that we are we always made sure to pack their jammies "just in case" (which always ending up being the case). Santa was good to the kids and they were equally spoiled by their Aunts, Uncles and friends. Aidan received the Lego Street Extreme Racers set which he had wanted his whole life. Many, many hundred of pieces and hours of fun. The boy is Lego crazy. Molly received a salon styling station, assorted beauty supplies and a Barbie styling head. Silly me thought she would want to style Barbie. No go. Please call to schedule an appointment. She will find you if you don't. Her college age cousin Craig (who Molly adores) was a good sport and sat patiently for the works. And there were Zhu Zhu pets and accessories for all. Whew.
Pat's brother Mike was married on January 1, 2010. Pat was honored to be the best man, Aidan served as a ring bearer (which he thought was ring bear) and Molly a flower girl. It was a terrific day and we wish Mike and Mary Ellen much happiness and joy.
In adoption news....our dossier was assigned to Taraz in mid-December. We were thrilled to find out that there was a possibility that we might travel in January but dissapointingly things did not work out. We're still hoping to travel in the next couple of months. Praying hard and crossing everything. We are so ready to go.