What is extra? you may ask.
Well, we are gaining an extra son!!
So, in 2015 we will gain TWO sons: one through adoption and another through marriage!
Last Sunday, Sissy's boyfriend Shane asked us for our blessing--to ask Liz for her hand in marriage. Last night.....it happened!
We are excited! The littles are excited! Sissy always said that she would use the three littles as a "filter" to determine "the one". If the littles didn't like him or if potential beau didn't show any interest in them, she would say "Next!" :)
Needless to say, Shane is great with the littles and even wrestles with Nole'! That right there shows true love and devotion!
The date is set for August 1, 2015--which happens to be Kevin & my 28th anniversary and Grandma & Papa's 56th anniversary. So, we will all be 28 years apart....Isn't that just AMAZING!
Liz asked all her siblings to be attendants in the wedding. She and Shane have decided to have a small, private family wedding and reception. But, rest assured, I WILL share pictures!
We only hope and pray that Simon will be home by that time so he, too, could be a ring bearer. It's a long-shot, but not out of God's control. So, we will do our end and work as hard and fast as we can!
Oh, and on the adoption front....we received a draft of our home study last night as well!
Too much excitement in the Burckhard household! :)
We are thrilled to be gaining an EXTRA son....well, not just one, but two!