Soooooooooo...anything else happen on December 26? Why, yes something did! We were DTC! I wasn't even sure if I was reading it right or if I was delirious, but it turns out we were in fact DTC on 12/26! Given the seriousness of our illnesses, P and I did our Happy DTC Dance from a seated position, but we were delighted nonetheless.
After that things were pretty quiet around here recovering from being sick, and then dealing with all of the backlog of everything that happens when you do nothing but lay on your patootie for a week. Plus, E's favorite new Christmas gift continues to be the scissors, so it constantly looks like Times Square after the ball drops with confetti everywhere so the sweeping never ends. Speaking of which, our darling E stayed up to watch the ball drop and nearly tucked us into bed.
So, that brings us up today. Pretty boring Monday until guess who show's up in my Inbox! Oh, my stars we got the most adorable pictures of R you can imagine! We sent a care package what seems like forever ago...so long ago that I stopped even asking our agency's in-country contact if it was received. We didn't even ask for or expect anything in return...we just wanted our R and her little pals and the Ayis to have some little things from us. So I was literally shocked when we got some pictures...I could barely dial the phone to call P. E wanted to look at them over and over, and remembered going shopping for things for her little sister. Of course, after seeing the pictures, E amended her usual refrain of "Emmie, Mama, Baba go get Ro-rie in China" to "Emmie, Mama, Baba go get Ro-rie in China in a few days." Um, not quite, sweetie, but from your lips to God's ears!
|E helping to pack up the care package for her Mei Mei.|
|Hmm...I've already snuck out the lighted ball a couple of times but they|
keep catching me and putting it back. That chapstick looks good, too...I
wonder if I can surreptitiously grab some of that...
|Love that they put a bow in her hair! In fact, a different bow for each picture!|
|Look at that scrunched up little smile! And the dimple!|
Can't take such cuteness!
|Um, you stuck these things on my face and told me to display these toothbrushes.|
Now what? Can we get on with the candy please?
|P said she looks like she's brokering some sort of merger.|
This picture is SO Emmie...multitasking, I'm "too busy" for you right now...can't
you see I'm on the phone and eating my favorite food?