Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Three Day Weekend

We had a three day weekend! I love these days!!! They are so less day to keep track of homework assignments and tests and gym clothes! Monday didn't turn out to be much of a day "off" but at least there was no school. H had band practice twice for 2 hours each, and T2 had a volleyball game at which I got to work concessions. I am so proud of our girls. They love the things they are involved in and put their whole heart into them. H is becoming such a talented floutest (I can't believe I actually used that word:)) and T2 is becoming a great volleyball player. She went from not being able to get a serve over the net last year to serving out of bounds. The best part about watching her play is seeing her having so much fun. Her joy was just one of the best things about this weekend. I took H on a shopping trip for her birthday this weekend. The trip was long overdue. I had so much fun and will remember our special time together always. She is such a wonderful daughter and I was so lucky to be able to spend that time with her. Made me realize how important it is to spend time with each of our children.
On adoption...we have not heard anything and haven't gotten any updates. I'm thinking that we may get an update next week - can't wait!!!! Praying that god will take care of all the details....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Just got the call...we are officially on the list!!! We are #18 for siblings and #47 for a little girl. I am so excited but have become a little guarded with my excitement as we have already met our share of delays in this process. Our case manager said to expect an 8 - 10 month wait for just the referral. It then will be another couple months before travel. I just have to trust that God has it all under control. We were hoping to travel this summer, but realistically, i'm not sure that will happen. So...hoping and praying that our wait for our little one won't be too long.
I'm looking forward to a shopping trip with H this weekend - haven't really done that before - by ourselves. She will be 15 on the 21st!!! She started driver's ed this semester - WOW!!! Watch out!!! Our 3 oldest are looking and planning for what classes they want to take next year in high school - yes, 3 in high school!!! Too many decisions for these poor kids. There are so many more requirements for them in school than i remember. T took the ACT in December and will take it again in April. He did really well but would like to improve just a little bit. He's looking at colleges too. So many options....