Summer Break is here!! We kicked things off with a trip to the lake and an afternoon at the movies. We saw "Prince Caspian" (not as good as "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"), but we had a great time nonetheless. We have been in a flurry of activity ever since then. We have made a few trips to the pool, the library, and hope to hit Venture River sometime this week!! Everyday the kids wake up with an expectation of how I am going to entertain them that day. Imagine their surprise on days like yesterday when they got to clean their rooms, give the dog a bath, sweep the porch, and help me put away laundry?!?
I love the simplicity of summer. Staying up late (this is a killer for daddy who still has to go to work), sleeping in, making big breakfasts, playing outside, riding bikes, and of course their favorite....swimming! No worries of homework, school uniforms, or what they want in their lunchboxes for the next day!!
Now that we have settled into this "season" I hope to find plenty of time to blog and read. I am doing a "Your Girl-Raising a Godly Daughter in an Un-Godly World" study at church and also participating in a "Shepherding a Child's Heart" class. We are looking forward to our beach trip in a few weeks and Miss Sydney's birthday. Carson is off to visit our "far away" family soon and Hudson starts golf lessons. Harper is taking her first steps and babbles constantly!.....Did I mention how much I LOVE SUMMER BREAK!!!!
May 19, 2009-"Let's go for it"
June 1, 2009-Started Homestudy paperwork
June 9, 2009-Sent in AGC official application
June 24, 2009-1st Homestudy meeting
July 8, 2009-2nd (and final) Homestudy meeting
August 27, 2009-started dossier
August 31, 2009-went to Louisville to turn in I 600A and be fingerprinted
Sept. 30, 2009-Sent dossier to AGCI
Oct. 5, 2009-Assigned as #15 on the "list"
Nov. 5, 2009-Moved to #11
Dec. 3, 2009-Moved to #9
Dec. 9, 2009-Received immigration approval
Jan. 2010-Some confusion on the list??
Jan. 22, 2010-We got the call
Jan. 28th, 2010-Officially sent in referral contracts
Feb. 8th, 2010-Court date set for Feb. 22nd
Feb. 22, 2010-didn't pass (MOWA not ready) Rescheduled for 3/8
March 8, 2010-didn't pass....again.....same reason as before.....rescheduled for 3/15
March 15, 2010-Ethiopian judge is waiting for one piece of paper that was left out of our file. Should be on his desk tomorrow and then he/she will give their final approval.
March 16th, 2010-HE IS OURS!!! We passed court!!
March 23rd, 2010-Tentative embassy date of April 19th
March 25th-Embassy date confirmed.....We leave April 16th!!!
April 16th-postponed by one day due to volcano ash