November 1, 2011

The Scariest Halloween

I've never been a huge Halloween fan, at least not in the last few years. It's pretty much a healthy mom's nightmare, and spending money on fancy costumes to wear for one night just doesn't make a lot of economical sense to me. I guess it's good my kids' grandma's think they look cute in fun costumes and so deliver one on occasion so my crew will have something to pick from when the day arrives. But I have to admit, I do love seeing them all dressed up anxious to head out to the neighbors in hopes of a sweet treat. And I even enjoy it a little bit when they're all excited about their massive plunder.

Aren't they cute? And not too scary at all. Buzz Lightyear, Jeff Gordon and a bumble bee were definitely not the reason this was one of the scarier Halloweens. This one was scary because we did something we've never done before. This year on Halloween, we submitted a Formal Application for International Adoption.

It's been coming for a long time. Almost six years, in fact. So long, that we weren't sure the time would ever really come at all. But then God made it clear; "I want you to do it now." So we said "OK." And we're thrilled. And excited. And pretty scared! But we're trusting that He's got this, and we can't wait to see how it turns out.

I always wanted to start a blog about food and the "unusual" way we eat, since people often seem to find it interesting. And I would have included posts about my unusual homemade laundry detergent and the unusual way we choose to spend money. But I also wanted document the adoption process, and then I realized, that that's not exactly ordinary either. So this blog might just include some of all of the above......the things we do that aren't so ordinary.

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