Today we have been waiting one month for our referral! I think overall that the first month has passed pretty quickly. Maybe the next few will past just as quickly (I have a sneaky suspicion the longer you wait the harder it gets :). In the mean time, Zack and I are really enjoying our time together before Caleb arrives. We realize that things will be much different once he gets here!
Today is Valentine's Day...the day to celebrate love. I am very thankful for my wonderful Valentine! Today I sent him a list of ten reasons why he is such a wonderful Valentine. I could have thought of much more than ten, of course! I am really blessed with a Godly, loving, fun, husband. For his Valentine's present, I decided to submit our engagement story to the local newspaper (in response to an annoucement they ran). I didn't know if they would use it or not...but I found out the night before that they were going to!! I was so excited! It was going to be right on the front page too! Of course I wanted it to be a surprise to Zack....and he was definitely surprised when I handed him the paper! They even borrowed a picture from the newspaper that covered the story originally in Richmond! It was great. Here is a link to the story if you are interested (and the pic is below):
Also, last night we had our annual Valentine's Banquet at church. This a banquet that helps raise money for our youth (mission trips and other various events). The youth do all the work (with help from Zack and I and a few other adults), serving, cleanup, etc. It went great- I think we had around 140 people, which was a good number. We decided this year not to use real china- this saved a lot of time! We were pretty exhausted last night and this morning, but it was well worth the effort. Tonight Zack has a basketball game, so we are offically celebrating V-day tomorrow!