The McDade Family

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Hi! Our names are Shannon, Mark and Summer McDade. We are a family of three wanting to expand our family through adoption. We were planning to adopt from Taiwan, but the wait has helped us change countries to Ethiopia. God has a purpose foreverything and we are going to stay faithful and follow Him.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

Mark and I have been so busy working at UPS during this Christmas season. We did manage to get a tree, decorate it and still saw Santa while we were working all these crazy hours. Here are a few pictures of us at the Enchanted Forest seeing Santa. Summer even had a list for Connor to get some things from Santa. So sweet!!!

Here are a few of us getting our tree and it being decorated for Christmas.

So wish Connor was here with us this Christmas. I know he will be here next Christmas and that makes me smile!!! I can't wait for my two kids come running down the stairs on Christmas morning and jumping in our beds to wake us up. That is going to be so much fun!!!

We had a great Christmas Eve Service at Hope Church then we came to make sugar cookies. Here are a few pictures of us on Christmas Eve making sugar cookies for Santa and the rest of the family.

I love making sugar cookies during Christmas. I love being together as a family especially during the Holidays. I love having the tree lit at night, drinking a little eggnog and watching Christmas shows!!

Here are a few pictures of Christmas morning - it was much fun and I can't wait for next year when Connor will be here too.

I am so happy that all of my family members got Connor something for Christmas except one. I was not excepting that Connor would get what he did since he is not home yet, but so blessed that he has some things too. He is still in an orphanage in Ethiopia. He is getting good care in the orphanage that he is in, but I want him home with us. I want to be his mommy. I want to be the one hugging him. I want to be the one kissing him when he falls down. I want to be the one praying with him before bedtime. I want to be the one tucking him in at night. I want to be the one he calls in the middle of the night. Just like I am with Summer I want to be his mommy now and always!!!!!

On December 26 it is my sister's birthday. Mark and I decided to celebrate her birthday this year by taking my side to an Ethiopian restaurant called Abyssinia. We thought it would help me too because Connor is not here yet, but by eating there it felt like we were a little closer to him. Weird huh? It worked though!! Abyssinia was so good. We are going to go once a month. I really liked it and it was a great experience for us. However, Summer did not like it too much, but she did try it. Here are a few pictures of the restaurant.

The food- so good!!!

My mom, Kathza, and Mark

Summer not really sure about this.

We had a great Christmas weekend!! I know next year will be filled with more blessings and I can not wait!!! We have fun with Santa, toys, and good food, but we do not need to forget that Jesus is the most important thing about Christmas and every day. We all need to have a personal relationship with Him. Without Jesus I am nothing!! With Jesus I can accomplish anything!! Thank you Lord for your Son, Happy Birthday Jesus!!!

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1 comment:

  1. What a blessed Christmas - even without Connor in your arms, he's still with you! And 2012 will be PERFECT with your son home! I can't wait - we both have so much promises to find in 2012 it will be great. Glad you had a good weekend. HUGS