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What I Did on My Summer Vacation

“Elaine” has been here for about four weeks now, and it’s getting hard to remember life without her. Garth and I love this little one and would like to start the adoption process very soon to make her our daughter!

We have had lots of fun together, going to the zoo, taking a vacation to the Rocky Mountains, riding horseback, swimming, playing chicken foot and Uno, tossing a frisbee, watching a movie, tickling, dancing to newly discovered country music, and the list goes on. Some of the most special times are when we read the Bible together at night, chop vegetables together, or share a kiss and a cuddle.

Please visit our family blog, the Hoffmann Clan, to see and hear more, and join us on our journey to be Mama and Papa to Elaine.

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She’s Coming in Two Weeks!

There has been no bear-making here in the New Avenue Crew studio because she’s coming in two weeks! Our summer visitor from Ukraine (“Elaine”) will arrive so very soon, and we don’t feel ready. What I find oddly comforting is that many people who have children have told me, “You never feel ready.” My other comfort is that God will allow us to be as ready as He wants us to be, and I know He wants us to trust Him for every part of this summer.

We find ourselves wishing we had more money to fix up our place so it’s more homey, but maybe it takes time to do so. Please tell me that’s so, that your home wasn’t completely homey right off the bat!

We’re very much hoping to have enough money to make Elaine’s summer special, to take her to some beautiful places, to teach her to make a bear, to travel with her to Garth’s brother’s wedding and to meet our parents, but we know that God will provide.

We’re hoping we will be good host parents because, well, we’ve never been parents before. But we love kids. And this one is 13 and speaks Russian. Did I tell you I love a challenge? Oh, and I also love learning languages. I’m excited that I’ll have my very own Russian tutor.

If you want to read a little more about this new adventure of ours, please visit our family blog, the Hoffmann Clan. I hope to update it weekly throughout the summer.

If you would like to help, we would love to have you pray for us, to leave us comments, and to follow along as Elaine experiences America. You can also e-mail me at hoffhouse at hotmail dot com. And if you would like to donate to Elaine’s summer, please e-mail me.

We’re hanging on for a wild ride…won’t you join us?

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