We had our first overnight visitation. And the second one two days later. The first weekend in December always brings the annual Herndon Family Christmas Tree Hunt with it (pictures to come). So we headed up to Floyd for the day to the family campsite. And this year, there were three of us, which was new and different and very nice.
We found the perfect tree.
We made a campfire.
We ate s'mores.
It was a good day.
And then we came home, made spaghetti for dinner, and settled in for the evening.
But things were a little different. Suddenly there was math homework to do and bedtimes to impose and a shower schedule to figure out. There was a new person in my spot on the couch. Another lunch to pack for the morning. And no leftovers from dinner thanks to one famished teenage boy. (Dear Lord, what is going to happen to my grocery bill?!)
But last night we did it all over again and it was a little more comfortable. And so it goes and will continue to do so, we hope.
We are on the last leg of our certification process and then things will speed along much more quickly. All we have left is the three week homestudy, and we have been told we are next on the list! We are so thankful that, so far, this process has been so smooth. I can only say that it is thanks to your prayers and the Lord's hand in it all. We are so grateful. Thank you all for being such good friends to us and checking in on us during this time!