We missed Jonah so much when he was at my mom's last week. So, by the time Friday came, I could hardly wait to jump in the car and head north to get him. When we got to her house, he couldn't give us hugs and kisses for giving us the presents he made. He spent a lot of his week making crafts and wanted us to see every single one of them. He made Dan a frame for his office.
My grandmother came over and we got to give her a birthday gift. We usually never see her on her actual birthday because we live away from there but we happened to be there within a couple of days of her 77th birthday. Jonah helped her open her gift from us.
After we visited with mom and granny for a while, we headed out furniture shopping. We are getting closer to purchasing new furniture for Jonah's room so we wanted to get some ideas. If you need furniture ideas, then Miskelly is the place to go. Jonah had a LARGE time helping (playing) pick out furniture.
They even have a carousel that he loved. You can ride it for $1 and all of that money goes to a charity. Jonah rode it several times. He was all about helping a charity raise money.
We left there and had several other stops to make. One of which was PARTY CITY! It is inching closer and closer to birthday party time for a certain little 3 year old boy. So, I needed to check a few things out. Jonah and Dan played on the aisles while I shopped.
I ran into an old friend from high school while I was there and she happens to be good friends with another friend of mine. We talked about them and as I left, I texted them to let them know I had seen Sherri. Well, it just so happened they were free that night so we met at Bonsai for dinner.
You may recognize those friends from our blog list. You know, A GIFT WORTH THE WAIT? Reagan & Malinda are wonderful friends from Harmony Baptist Church. Dan was on staff there when we got engaged and married! They videoed our wedding for us, hosted a shower and have been huge supporters of us and our ministry over the last 11 years.
When we were at Disney last year, I got a call from Malinda saying they were at the hospital to witness the birth of their daughter. They struggled for many years to have a baby and even had failed adoptions in the past. This was such an exciting time for them but they were still very apprehensive. I posted a couple of times asking you to pray for them. MANY of you did! You can read those posts HERE and HERE. Those prayers were certainly answered because on May 25th, I had the privilege of posting to tell you about Sara Madalin going home to live with Reagan and Malinda...her forever mommy and daddy! You can read that post HERE.
You caught up now? Good! We met them at Bonsai Japanese Steakhouse. Jonah has never been to a place where they cook the food in front of you. We knew that would entertain him some. BOY DID IT!!!! The make the fried rice right in front of you so Jonah saw them scramble several eggs. He assumed the eggs were for him. When the man put the rice on the eggs and mixed it all together, he got very upset. HE WANTED EGGS! Fortunately, the kind cook cracked another egg and scrambled it just for him!
We had so much fun seeing our old friends and spending time with Sara Madalin. While we both read each other's blogs on a daily basis, it was good to see each other and see the realization of what we both prayed so long for. Jonah and Sara Madalin are our little blessing babies and we are both so grateful and so happy for each other. We had not seen them since Sara Madalin's baby dedication last June. You can read about that HERE. (last link, I promise!)
Dan gave Jonah his fortune cookie. Jonah didn't care about the fortune...ONLY the cookie.
I was able to get a picture of "MY DEACON" with my little boy. It is odd sometimes to see old friends with Jonah. I always think back to the times spent with those people before he came along. Those were fun days but these days are even better!
Jonah gave Sara Madalin a big hug before telling her goodnight. This is the picture we plan to use at their rehearsal dinner. You know, when they get married in 40 years!
Sara Madalin wanted Dan to hold her but Jonah was not all to thrilled with that idea. He all of the sudden lost all independence and wanted to be a baby too! It was so sweet to see her with Dan. She is such a loving, cuddly baby. It made us miss those baby days!
But, as sweet as it was, Dan gave her back to her mommy so his little boy could get some hugs and cuddly time in with daddy! Ahhh...all was right with the world again!