Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Gettin into it!

So I'm going to hurry and post for August 26th's question so I can be right on target. The question for the week is:

This week, for posterity's sake, share with us a school memory from your own childhood.
What is your earliest memory of school, what did you love about the first week of school, who was your favorite teacher, subject, or playground game?

My earliest memory of school is pre-school. I have some vague memories of bubbles floating up in the air and painting, but my firm memory is that I had days-of-the-week undies. I remember using the potty and pulling down 2 or 3 days worth of undies. The teacher asked me why I had donned so much protection that day and I remember answering that I wasn't quite sure what day of the week it was so better safe than sorry. My favorite subject was definitely English or science. 4 square or teatherball were my fav's and I have to admit I was hard to beat.

On a personal note...those of you who are following along with our Chinese adoption we have a bit of bad news. New this year the Hague (a governing body in adoption) has specific requirments that now must be met in order for an agency to handle your adoption. Our agency despite being so good was turned down for Hague Accreditation. They are reapplying after a few minor adjustments and we hope they are approved this time. We are asking for your prayers to join with ours in hopes that this will happen for our agency.

What this means is if our agency does not gain accreditation, then they might not be able to handle our dossier if it expires again before we are referred a baby. There might be a stipulation wherein all the agencies previous clients would be grandfathered in. We are hoping for this. If this were to occur we would hope to be referred a baby by 8/19/09 which is when we would need our dossier updated.

We are hoping that all who know us will keep this in their thoughts and prayers. Thank You to all who have shared in this journey with us thus far. You honestly don't understand how much it means to us.

Friday, August 22, 2008

A renewal of effort

Okay I know that I have been really lazy in posting this summer...not that we sat around, just that I didn't feel like blogging. I came across this new blog through my sister's blog "The Cozarts". It is call Tuesday Tell All. I don't know why it is called that because it seems like they post a question every Friday. It is kind of a Q & A. I think these questions will give me some motivation to post at least every week.
Their question of Friday August 15th was: What are your families back to school traditions?
My answer is that we don't have many but we always go school shopping for new clothes, new folders, pencilboxes, pencils and pens...things like that. I am not sure if we will continue this into a tradition, but this year we got Alyssa a pedicure and polish. Boy did she loooovvve that!!!