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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Does time really move so fast?! 

Nick and I holding our twin name sakes Nicholas et Jocelyne who just turned 1 year old!!

I always heard parents about about kids or other people kids saying they grew so fast or where did the time go... and to be honest I always thought those comments were a little bit absurd. People grew and become older... its just what happened. However today Ruth is 6 Months old! 6 Months already... and I can say with all conviction... Where did the time go!? 

However I do not say it in a way that means I think I have missed anything, I do think that I (and everyone on Facebook) have faithfully watched this little girl grow over the last 6 months and its been so wonderful! She is so much fun and well just so cute. 


We also have moved into our very first HOUSE! This may not be Nicks first house but it is mine and it is our first house together! So exciting to have a little bit more room and a yard to enjoy. Even though we lost our pool (although Nick and matthew and been scheming about how to get a pool here) our new house is so peaceful and now have room to host more then 2 people at a time... and we did indeed baptize our house with its first party having about 50 people! 



For Ruth's first christmas experience we were really quite busy, we were moving into our new house right up until christmas and still have lots of things to work on. 

We went to and hosted several parties! 

We had an awesome party with all the adopting parents that we knew that were 'stuck' in Kinshasa over christmas. Awesome time of spaghetti and air conditioning. This was so cool because like Ruth this was the first christmas with their forever families for these beautiful children. There are many complications in the process here in Kinshasa but God has an awesome plan for each child and each family. You can tell that it is really a match made in heaven. I don't know what God has in store for these children however I know from the look in their parents eyes that they will sure be loved like they never will be loved before.

I will not post picture of the adopting families at the time as some are still working through paperwork.

Then an MAF party, filled full of more spaghetti and pizza! 

THEN we had a party with our guards and all of their children.


 






The men! 

And then a new years party... Even though Ruth may have slept through most of these parties she seemed to have fun and did quite enjoy her first christmas alive! Thats quite the thing, first christmas ever, I wonder what she is thinking.


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