We have had some VERY exciting news in our extended family :) which caused for a trip to Aunt Linda and Uncle Peter's house! Mom, Kate, and I left on Friday afternoon to drive up to Atlanta. We brought Kate to ease Dad's load, yet still be able to get things done... she is SO good and plays SO nicely and quietly!
This is how we spent about 14 hours on Saturday... doing paperwork... ADOPTION PAPERWORK! There's an amazing story behind this all, but I need to wait to share it :)
On Saturday night, Aunt Linda and Uncle Peter brought us to one of their favorite restaurants, where we enjoyed burgers and AMAZING strawberry shortcake!
Kate loved the dog, Sassy! And she loves her Uncle Peter, too! They became the best of friends in the short time we were gone!
It was so good to give Kate some special time to herself. She really needed this weekend and some special attention!
On Sunday, we went to Church! Miss Cakers had a blast at the nursery there!
And she loved meeting all of Aunt Linda's friends, who were so excited to meet one of the kiddos they have heard so much about :) It was also fun because we ran into the family of the amazing girl who I went to China with and roomed with last summer. Sadly, she doesn't live in the area anymore, and I didn't get to see her. We also saw the trip leader at lunch, which was fun to catch up with him again!!
After Church, we went to lunch at a Chinese place. Of course, we had to have Chinese food to celebrate the start of the adoption process :) Here are Kate and Uncle Peter playing!
We went back to their house and Kate ran around to get some energy out and played a little more while Mom and Aunt Linda went over some last things about the paperwork!
We had such a fun weekend with Aunt Linda and Uncle Peter!!!
And we did not want to say goodbye! As we pulled out of the driveway, Kate said, "I miss them already!"
We stopped at the Hanna store in Atlanta to use a coupon (and not have to pay for shipping!) and then Kate fell fast asleep until dinner...
We were passing by the exit of some friends, so we planned to meet at a little Mexican restaurant! Ashton and I have been friends for so long, yet never met in person. It was so good to finally talk FACE TO FACE!! Oh and in case you are wondering, she is even sweeter and more amazing in person than she is on her blog! :)
Anna Grace and Kate hit it off fast! They were PRECIOUS together. At one point, AG said, "Can we be best friends?" and Kate answered, "Yes!! But what's your name again?" We were all laughing so hard. They were just so sweet together and had the best time talking, playing, and running around! Oh and they are about the same size, which is amazing considering how TINY Kate is! Can't wait to get these girls (and the rest!) together again!
So yes, it was a very fun dinner! Our moms had such fun too! They became fast friends, too. Crazy how this miracle of adoption works and how quickly you can become friends with people you've never met... They can't wait to get all of the kids together! We live less than 2 hours from each other, so we'll have to do it more often!!
Kate, Andrew, and Anna Grace! Such cuties :) Can't wait to see all 6 of our siblings together!
The big sisters and the littlest sisters :)