The GG nickname started when Amy's twins, Zach and Nate were toddlers, and they were living in her mom's basement while Cliff built them a house, literally with his own two hands. Amy's mom lives basically across a field from us, so I would go over once a week or so to help wrestle the twins and hang out.
One time, Amy was telling me a story, and after every point, I would say "gotcha." We did not think Joshie was paying attention, when all of a sudden he burst out with "gotcha, gotcha, gotcha!" It became a joke, and now every time I see him, we make sure to say "gotcha" a lot.
Zach and Nathan wore their sunglasses pretty much the whole time I was there. They are apparently obsessed with Bono and U2 and even sang me some of their songs. Pretty funny! I also love the brotherly love they are expressing in the above picture. Are they trying to hug each other, or strangle each other?
Their cousin Addie May came over to play, and she wanted in on our impromptu photo shoot. I could not resist them doing Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, and See No Evil. Willing models!
Last week I was also able to go with Tanya and Dave and Andrew to see the new house that they are buying. I am so excited for them to make this step! It is a great house - feels very roomy and open. I was able to entertain Andrew while Tanya and Dave signed papers with the realtor. Bobo is too darn cute for words. He is a funny boy! He is starting to talk now, and he will count 1-2-3 and say chop-chop.
The highlights of my week all include children! Go figure.
I also started the summer semester, and I seem to have a great crop of students. We have already had some good discussions and good questions. Work is boring without Beth, though - she is not on campus this summer...
I have been saving the best for last: the ultimate highlight of the week was getting a phone call from our case worker to set up a face-to-face meeting with a birth mom next week. This does not necessarily mean that she will pick us, but it is a step in her decision-making process. Your prayers are working miracles in our behalf! Please keep praying for us.