Sunday, February 28, 2010

Caleb Goes Cruising!

As you will see from the pictures below, we just returned from the most awesome family vacation! We took a cruise to Mexico for the week! It was a blast! Caleb had the best time and he made many friends on the ship- what a guy! He loved the beach, especially the sand, which he said "tickled" his feet. It was so special for our families to be able to enjoy each others company while visiting such a beautiful place and in such a fun atmosphere- if you haven't gone on a cruise, you need to go !!! I loved watching Caleb experience so many new things- it was a blast! He did great and was such a trooper, even on the long days. Here a just a few of the highlights from our week at sea......

































In adoption news, we are scheduled to have our final home study visit this week! Wow- we are still undecided as to what country to go with- yes, I know, we need to decide! We are actually inquiring at this time about a little girl in Thailand. Depending on what we find out, our decision could be made :) If Thailand does not work out, we have opened our hearts to the idea of adopting a boy from Ethiopia, as we were recently informed of the huge need for boys with HIV to be adopted. If we do decide to go that route, we most likely will request a boy younger than Caleb, anywhere from 1-18 months of age. Caleb will be a great big brother no matter what, and we will be a blessed family. The last couple of weeks (minus vacation) have been stressful due to some unexpected news that has made our future less clear than it was before.....but we are so thankful that God is in control, that He has our best intentions in mind, and that most of all He loves us beyond measure!

4 comments:

The Stagers said...

So glad you had a relaxing vacation and I will be praying with you regarding which country and which gender/age to adopt and also about your news. It is so good to know that God is good and He will lead us! Hugs!

開會討論 said...

pleasure to find such a good artical! please keep update!! ........................................

beBOLDjen said...

The pictures are wonderful! Looks like so much fun!

Can't wait to hear where the Lord eventually leads your family.

Lindsay said...

It was so nice to meet you & your family on the cruise ship. Creed remembered Caleb when he saw his picture and wanted to be back on the ship...as do I! I am looking forward to following your blog and your upcoming decision on your second adoption. You all are amazing people! God has certainly blessed you and you are clearly paying it forward! You are inspiring!