Wednesday, October 3, 2007

What SHOULD your Chinese Zodiac be?

You Should Have Been Born Under:

Resourceful and practical, you are a quick thinker.

You are very observant - and it's hard to get anything past you!

A total perfectionist, you are especially picky about looking your best.

You're a big dreamer - such a big dreamer that reality can disappoint you.

You are most compatible with an Ox or Snake.

Technically, I'm a "dog" but....maybe I don't act like it! :>)

Happy Fall!

Hi Friends and Family!

Wow, I didn't realize how long it had been - a whole month - since I checked in here! I have been as busy as ever, working....and playing....just trying to keep busy and pack as much into life as I possibly can.

I am teaching in our school's after-school program this year...proceeds will be going in the savings account for Kaelie's adoption. Also, my Tiger Den has had an awesome start! Here are a couple of pictures:

Jeremy and the guys learn how to shoot marbles for a beltloop!

Pack Car Wash! The kids had a blast and the grown-ups were all wiped out and washed up! (literally!). Seriously, this was the best car wash we've ever had!

More marble fun!

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Shelby and Jeremy are both doing great in school. Shelby has 44.7 AR (Accelerated Reader) points so far this year! That is awesome. The students in our school are recognized for earning 100 points at our Honors Day in May. Shelby has enjoyed reading the Artemis Fowl books. Shelby is finally settling into a routine and has done very well behavior-wise for the last two weeks.

Jeremy is doing great as well. He really enjoys school and loves his teacher this year. He is beginning to read more and more words, and I hope by the end of this year Jeremy will be well on his way to being a fluent reader.

Referrals have been arriving at agencies. The CCAA is on a National Holiday this week. Their website hasn't changed, but it looks like referrals came through November 30, 2005. That is good news, seeing as how 11/05 was such a huge month. BUT, now China Adoption Forecast has predicted that we will get OUR referral on May 23, 2008!

I can't say much here, but there might be some VERY exciting news on the horizon for our family in the next few days! PLEASE lift us up in prayer as we await some hopeful news!