Visiting Lalibela

Visiting Lalibela

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What a weekend!

We just got back from a whirlwind trip to St. Paul to see my sister, brother-in-law and nephews. What a great weekend! This was the first time our newest kids had met my sister's family. After the long car ride (11 hours), I was a bit nervous, but we just had the best time. Saturday, we hit the Mall of America for about 8 hours of fun. Janika and Elli turned out to the wildest Sweeneys on the big rides- everyone else tried several rides too. We hit the aquarium and 18 holes of miniature golf before stumbling back to Brenda's house. Thank you, Brenda and Greg for making our kids truly feel like part of the family. We love you and appreciate you!

Sunday was another special treat- we got to celebrate Easter Sunday with some good friends, the Korsons. We met the Korsons through Gavin's adoption. Their kids were at the Transition Home when we picked up Gavin and Elli fell in love with their oldest daughter. We were able to connect on our yahoo group once we got home and have kept in loose touch ever since. When we were in the Cities last year, we were able to meet up with them for dinner at which time we found out that their daughter was good friends with our newest children, having spent time in the same orphanage. I am so amazed that we were able to worship together, with all of our children together, in the same church, after spending so many months together in an orphanage half way across the world. We received so many hints from them, before bringing our older children home and are so appreciative of all of their advice, from communication, to school resources. Our God is so good.
I will try to post pictures tomorrow-after a trip to Dickinson for a track meet...never a dull moment and for that I am thankful.

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