Last Friday we all went up with the Bennets to go to court for Corinna's final adpotion. At first Elise was afraid to go to court and see the judge. All week Sarah & Tim reassured her that all would be OK. But she kept saying she was still afraid. then the day before the court I happened to stop by and again Elise said she was scared. I too told her much the same as her parents but still not sure that I got through to her. But Friday morning she woke up and seemed happy to go. Sarah was curious as to the change of attitude and asked Elise what changed her mind. She replied "Grandma told me it would be fine." Spo whatever Grandma says must be true. Now I have to watch what I say! But all in all it was a great day. We ended the celebration with lunch at Cheesecake Factory. Welcome Corinna.
Today is my Birthday. Family came over for dinner. The girls played with Ruthie, Rocket played a game, and Corinna just sat and looked cute. Then I got to open presents. Here is a picture of the painting that Roxanne made for me, a portrait of Grandma & Grandpa.
I am a little late in posting our 2 trips. Sarah, Elise, Corinna & I went to California, while Gary went to Oregon and the beach. I am not sure who had the better time, but it was a great weekend for both. Gary said the beach was beautiful, and they timed their visit with several nights of perfect sunsets. He had a great time I had lots of play time with kids in California, and we were not too crowded in Becca's apartment. It was hard to pick pictures, but here are a few highlights of our trips.
Teach me your way, O LORD and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O LORD my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave. Psalm 86: 11-13