A little over a week ago our very dear friends, the Faillas, came to Xining. We spent ten years working together and our first chunk of time in China we were with them. And our kids have been friends since birth. Its been such a blessing to have them here and to be able to spend so much time with them. Our kids have played together most of the waking hours since they arrived. Part of the fun has been that we got to put out our inflatable pool last week. We feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends. (And doubly blessed since we just had our friends the Klomps here!)
Yesterday, Heather and Sarah headed out for Xian. It will be nice for them to have some time together. And, of course, it will be nice for Chris and I to get to hang out.
Finally, I've been working at finishing up some applications for grant money for our adoption. If you think of us please lift us up and ask for favor. I despise doing anything paperwork related and am needing lots of grace to finish this process. I will keep all of you posted on what kind of response we get from these grant agencies.