Eli has been on a soccer team since September of last year. Not only has it been cool to see his growth and development in the game of soccer, but it has been interesting to learn the German soccer system. These people are crazy and intense about their soccer. Practices are 1.5 hours long and they have practice 2 times a week. Then they have games a few times a month. That is a lot for 5 year olds!
As you know, we are in the process of adopting. What you may not know is the country of our adoption. At some point, we made it known that we would have to wait a few years to adopt because Sarah was too young. Our desire at that time was to adopt from China. China, however, requires that both parents be over 30 years old. Not a problem; it just demanded waiting. Continue reading
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It’s not everyday that you get to go to a circumcision party, especially when the boys are aged 6 and 9. (Did you just wince in pain at the thought?) Unfortunately, every boy in Turkey gets snipped in that range of time.
The weather here is pretty mild. Our winters are cold, but not extreme. There is always rain, but hardly ever snow. On the flip, the summers are really nice with only a few weeks of hot weather, upper 80s to 90s. For the most part, its sunny and enjoyable.
What do you say to your longtime friend who is getting married and you can’t be there to celebrate it? As you can see in the pic, we had some fun times together. From our high school days on the soccer field with Dr. Morgan and Coach David to our many football games at UCF, there was never a dull moment. I wasn’t really sure what was going to happen after high school because you bolted the state for Messiah College, but thankfully you got your head on straight and re-joined me at UCF.
Unless you have followed the little bit that we have posted on Facebook about the adoption process, you probably feel in the dark. Frankly, we have been figuring all of this out as we go, but now we have some more information.