We enjoyed a leisurely morning of eating pancakes and slowly cleaning up camp as we felt like it. We spent a lot more time around the campfire with our friends talking about careers and all the things that are changing as we become more like real "grown ups".
After cleaning up camp we said our goodbyes and headed home quickly to get cleaned up and make it to church for sacrament meeting. Before we headed to church I gave Brad his gift: a waffle maker. He was pretty darn excited about it. He was always so sad we didn't get one for a wedding gift and has wanted one since. We never could justify just going out and buying one, so this was a good enough excuse to make him happy. AND it was on sale... Score!
Our family always has a get together on Father's Day, but this year we decided not to go, but for a good reason. We spent the rest of the afternoon, until 12:30 that night working on our adoption profile. We have been dying to get it done, but have had limited down time together to work on it. We really cranked it out so we could get going on our home study before my family comes to visit in July. All the hard work and long hours paid off. We are so grateful to have the most tedious part of the adoption process done with! It's a lot of hard work and time consuming so it's nice to be done. We have had so many tender mercies that have helped us along the way and we are so grateful for all that have helped make this happen.
To wrap up our Father's Day, I just wanted to spotlight Bradley; who will be such an incredible dad someday.
Brad has the biggest heart and is so ready to love a baby. With all the time we spend around family and friends with their little ones - it is easy to see. He is always "spotting" the babies/little ones in the room and finding ways to sit by them, play with them, etc. He loves to snuggle babies and has a special soft spot for our cousin's little girl, Reagan. He can't wait to spend time with our kids, making them laugh and taking them on adventures outside. He is always talking about things we will do to help our kids grow up confident in themselves, but kind, and thoughtful toward others. He has dreams of what he will do to give them the best life they can have, but still keep them humble. He is already the king of " dad jokes" so bring on the babies, because this guy is ready :)
|Brad and our newest cousin|
|Playing "dad" with Reagan|
|helping Cole make his gingerbread man|
|snuggling with Reag|
|snuggling with Reag again.|
He is too perfect with these little ones :)