Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Very Merry Christmas Indeed

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.


The Robeys said...

Congratulations on your region assignment. We just completed an adoption from Taraz April-July of 2009. Feel free to contact my if you have any questions and check out our blog.

D and A said...

Finally! I'm so glad for you. I really hope things speed up now and that you'll travel soon. I know you were originally hoping to return to the same region, but a new adventure is good too!

Kayce said...

Hi Alli!
Thanks for coming by and for the prayers for my grandma, it means so, so much! You have such a beautiful family. 2010 sounds like it's going to be a wonderful year for you all!

Pam said...

Congrats on your region assignment! I have not followed many others journey to Taraz, so I will really look forward to reading about your adventure!

Happy New Year!
Best, Pam and Nicholas

ckeilin said...

Congrats on the region assignment! We also adopted from Taraz in 2004. :)

Best wishes on your journey,
Mom to 3
Becca - Vlore, Albania
Max - Semey, Kaz
Logan - Taraz, Kaz

Mel said...

Thank you Allison for the visit to our blog and the kind words you posted. It is nice to know we aren't the only family going through this journey alone. Goodluck on yours as well. I hope your 2 darling children have their brother/sister home soon.


Rich and Jenny said...

Congratulations on your region assignment! Your little ones are SO adorable!
I look forward to following your journey to Taraz! :)

keoghclan said...

Hey - for some reason I had lost the link to your blog and just found it today via someone elses!!

So whassup? Any news on travel? Sorry is that not a good word these days? Sounds like there has been some delay.

We look forward to seeing/hearing of your upcoming travel and of course following along.

The Keogh's
Toronto, Canada

Manny said...

They are beautiful children. God bless.