Friday, November 25, 2011

Longest Break Ever

I know, I know. It's been a while. Nine days is a big jump here for me on Of Such is the Kingdom. But I have a whole list of (pretty amazingly good) excuses:
**Last Saturday was my 34th birthday and my wonderful hubby took me waaaay down south in Florida to visit a good friend. We slept in, ate out, chatted much and walked the beach for four days. It was wonderfully, beautifully incredible. : ) Oh, and forgive the lack of pics in this post; the camera was left behind at a family member's house on one leg of our journey. Ugh! Lots of pictures of the sun and the sky and the water are definitely coming!
**This was Thanksgiving week and the hubby and I were way too busy being very thankful for me to even have time to check email or blog: thankful for over 10 years together, thankful for our kiddos, thankful to be children of a living, mighty God.
**The oldest's birthday is tomorrow and while the hubby and I were traveling, we bought her a present and planned a very girlie tea party for this coming Monday. Our oldest is eight--hard to believe and another reason to be thankful. She is a beautiful and mature little individual.
**And last but certainly not least, our family has begun the adoption process. We're having another child! We have longed for our fourth child for many years and a few weeks ago it hit me, what are we waiting for? I expected the hubby to need lots of time to process before he was ready, but he came to me the very next morning with all the research pulled up on his laptop. Since then we've filled a preapp at Bethany Christian Services and been pre-approved. We're walking through the stack of questions in the application now. Right now we feel most led toward domestic adoption. Hurray! It is wonderful to open up and see what God will do. If you've made it this far in this wordy, wordy post, would you pray for us?

So back to normal for Of Such is the Kingdom next week with Christmas, Christmas, Christmas! Recipes, activities, crafts, pictures, and more! I hope to see you there.

Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving also have a restful weekend.


  1. That is very exciting! Congrats!!

  2. Happy (belated) birthday! What an exciting time away (from blog-land)! Congrats on your decision to adopt! What a blessing for your family!

  3. WOW- Lots of excuses & really amazing ones at that! Happy Belated Birthday, hope it was a great one. Major congrats on the decision to adopt. I can't wait to follow this journey with you. Looking forward to next week's Christmas posts :)

  4. Congratulations on deciding to adopt! How exciting! Can't wait to hear more about it:-) And happy belated birthday too!