Friday, September 3, 2010

Hawaii and other Happenings

John and I had a wonderful time in Hawaii. Some of the highlights:

The luau at the Hale Koa Hotel (Hale Koa means House of the Warrior in Hawaiian)

Seeing a full rainbow for the first time in my life (rainbows always make me think of God's faithfulness)

Watching sunsets on Waikiki Beach

Hiking to Makapuu Point, Koko Crater, Diamond Head, and Manoa Falls

Snorkeling in Hanuama Bay

Seeing all the beautiful scenery

We have recovered from our jet lag (much worse coming back) and I am back into my regular routine at work. I must say it is getting more and more difficult to focus on work. Thoughts of our little one and adoption in general occur often.

John is back at school as of this past Monday. This second year shouldn't be as bad as the first year in terms of the amount of work, but unfortunately he has to go to Florida for 10 weeks for his clinical training :(

We receive an answer to our prayers regarding our I600a application, so thank you for your prayers! John got an appointment for this past Monday for new fingerprints. Then they sent both of us new appointments for this past Tuesday so I went again for a second set of fingerprints. Since John was there on Monday, he didn't have to go again Tuesday. I am really not sure what is going on. I think we have at least two I600a applications pending at this point. I am just hoping and praying we get one of them processed and approved!


DeniFay said...

Gorgeous pictures! Looks like an amazing trip! I'm glad they did something for your 1600a, and that you are getting the finger prints again! Here's to moving forward, each step is a big one!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful pictures!! Looks like you guys had a fun time. I hope it was relaxing!

Flakymn said...

Becky, the pictures are gorgeous but the first one of you (with John) ... you look radiant. You truly look at peace!

Jennifer said...

Oh Becky, the pics are amazing. It looks like you two had a fantastic time. So glad you did! Also glad to hear about the other updates...yea for the fingerprints!

Stacey said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The pics are amazing and you look beautiful. I'm so glad you guys got to do this together. Can't wait to celebrate your next big milestone with you as the adoption draws nearer. Praying!

Nity said...

This trip looks AMAZING!! Sounds great. Praying for the adoption process to continue smoothly. xoxo