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Some random knowledge for the day....

We've had over 1000 views of our blog - kinda exciting to know our story is getting out there  :)

Today I learned we also got our first donation from a friend - we are so blessed!

We will be visiting with a lot of family this coming week for Christmas, and I'm sure the subject of our adoption will come up. I'm finding that it makes me excited to talk about, because then this all feels Real. It is easy to think it is all a dream sometimes. I'm also excited because some of Jon's family has adopted, so I'm anxious to talk more to those families over Christmas. Yey for time with family!!!  Hopefully soon our children will be able to join us for our Crazy and Hectic Christmas adventures - I'm excited for everyone to meet our children...  We're excited to meet our children too!!!!  :)

~Mara


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