- April: firs trimester misery continues but eases towards the end of the month; we both have birthdays; Ricky goes to a few meetings; we go to visit my family at their farm over a long Easter weekend and then leave the kids there for several days while Ricky and I flew to Mexico for our first time both to celebrate our 10-year anniversary and as a sort of missions trip (slideshows below); dentist appointments (all that vomit had built up a lot of plaque on my teeth); and, I got to organize an adoption shower for some friends who were about to travel to China to get their little girl!.
- Aolani -- wrote a sticky note that read, "read year of the baby tomarwwer" (YOB is a book), and told us that "In my Bible Jesus loves kids more than adults" ;)
Our early anniversary dinner in Charlotte (Ricky and I shared)
The Adoption Shower
Refreshments: fruit, cupcakes with pink frosting and flags, egg rolls, wontons, Chinese-shaped sugar cookies (found China cookie cutter on Etsy) with icing to dot location of girl, and specially ordered red, cinnamon fortune cookies stuffed with Matthew 18:5 :)
Attached the prayer requests to origami Chinese stars
- School verses: Micaiah -- Proverbs 12:22, Proverbs 25:15, Proverbs 16:18 ; Aolani -- Matthew 7:7, Philippians 2:14-15
- Verses I memorized: Matthew 5:11-14