Thursday, July 29, 2010

Counting Down

We've now headed East to Orlando for the last part of Davids visit with us. We'll be here until the 2nd, he leaves the 1st. It's hard to count down. The kids and I are going to miss him and I know that he is realizing how short his time here is.

I can't talk about whether or not he's "found a family" until it's an official process that has begun, but know that God is working in this situation and I can't wait until I'm at a point where I can share more!

Tuesday we started our day at Downtown Disney. We ate at TRex...

did a little shopping... and played at the lego store...

Then we made our way to our rental house. I started a few years ago finding rental houses for trips rather than hotels. SO MUCH cheaper, and even better since you don't have to worry about the kids being super quiet, you have a whole kitchen to eat in and save money with, and I've found ones with their own pools...

Of course Braeden would rather hunt for little creatures to befriend...

The house we are staying in this time has five bedrooms, two of which are master suites, in addition to being in a gated community and having it's own pool.

Yesterday we spent the day at the house, trying to get the internet to work (after over two hours of someone here working it finally does!), and then headed to Universal City Walk for dinner at the Hard Rock...

and to see Blue Man Group...

Both were awesome and the kids had a blast! I think Liam could've done without Blue Man, he was a little scared but intrigued, but otherwise it was great! Today we have a special visitor for most of the day and then are heading out to Give Kids the World Village tonight. I SIMPLY LOVE that place! It's become like a second home to us since Olivia took her Wish trip there in Aug of 08. We love it!


Eve said...

It looks like such a fun time you guys are having. That's awesome. It would be so nice if Davids could have a forever family soon, very nice to hear that things are in God's hands in a particular situation :D

You look so pretty by the way :D

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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