Saturday, May 29, 2010

It is finally on its way to AWAA!

After much delay for reasons still unclear, we have finally sent off our dossier to AWAA.   Unfortunately, it will be delayed in getting to AWAA because of it being Memorial Day weekend.  Never the less, we are very happy to finally have it out of our hands.  One thing about adoptions, there are always unforeseen obstacles along the way and you just have to learn to deal with them.  In the end though, all the work, all the prayer, and yes, all the money is well worth it.

Here is praying for a speedy court date (oh, and the rest of the money to bring our son home).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hannah's Nightmare

Hannah had a nightmare last night. She dreamed that John had decided to become a Rabbi and he was moving us all to Israel.  In the dream she was so mad at him for wanting to move us to Israel that she decided to run away. Here comes the nightmare. She was packing and couldn't get all her books to fit in her suitcase and she couldn't stand to leave any behind.

I love my girl and all her books.

Working for a Living and Timeshare News

Well, I've [John] been working this week in Charlottesville, VA at my friend's bookstore buying back used text books from weary and poor college students who are thrilled to be done with exams.  By the way, for the parents who initially paid for those text books it seems that most of your children are planning on NOT giving you the money for selling those books (most will be buying beer).  Anyway, I've already received my first paycheck for this new, albeit, temporary job.  I'm missing my family and not sleeping well at the hotel (pillows here are worthless) but it is money and you do what you got to do bring your son home.  And I should say, that I am grateful for the opportunity to raise the extra money.  Oh, and if you are in the Charlottesville area, stop by the Budget Inn on Emmet Street between 10 and 4.  I'll be glad to meet you.  If you have college kids here tell them to take their textbooks down to the guy at the Budget Inn (not to the guy at the Marathon gas station).

On another fundraising front, I just got word from one of my aunts that she is giving us some timeshare points to sell.  I'm still gathering all the required information on this but I do know that it is a good number of points that can be used at many different awesome places.  I'll have more on this later as I get more details.

It just seems that everyday, there is something more to amaze me.