Wednesday, August 17, 2011

He went to the post office!

David has spent the day working on the USCIS stuff.  So the home study is being sent to Missouri as I type!  So now the real nail biting starts.  Now its get into gear we gotta get this money.  No more dragging feet.

We are having a big yard sale over Labor Day, please please please give us your junk! I'll even come and get it :)


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Will this be the week?

I think we finally have everything to send to USCIS.....I think.  I'm working nights all this week so my wonderful husband will be scanning documents for approval and hopefully sending them off for the "real" waiting.

NO registrations for the golf tournament.  Sorta hard to believe.  It seemed like such a great idea, even had a couple people offer to help.  We got a few donations from businesses.  The next task will be to contact those businesses and see if they want their donation back since the golf tournament didn't fly.   We need to have something locally again as we do still have things that were donated for prizes or auction items.

Over labor day we will be having a BIG garage sale.  Please donate your "junk" to be someone else's treasure and also Jeremy's ticket home.  Also, if you have tables that we could borrow we need those too.  Check this out!  This family just adopted from Jeremy's orphanage.  Its a good look at where our little guy is and that the process does indeed come to an end finally and that they DO come home eventually.

Well this was the week to start school.  We have done two days worth of home school.  I am amazed at what they have retained from last year.  But, am confused by what they didn't retain.  Just the dynamic nature of us humans.  They were so excited to start school, and well so was mom, that we just decided to start.  I am working a lot of nights in the upcoming weeks, so I guess now was as good as ever. 

If you are a home school family or would enjoy learning history with your family check out the BIBLIOPLAN button on the lower left of the blog.  We already had a history curriculum given to us for this year, but I foresee using it in the future.  The curriculum was written by a fellow Reece's Rainbow family.

Thanks to all of you who read this.  It has been wonderful hearing that people do indeed read our blog.  One of my favorite movies is Julie and Julia, I often feel like Julie in the beginning.  Does anyone read this?  But, ever so gradually I "meet" you as readers.


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lemonade any one?

The kids got together and had a lemonade stand today and yesterday.  It was beyond cute!  They did have a fair amount of business!  Thanks Jack's mom, you were our bestest customer!

I think we have all the stuff to send to USCIS finally, so hopefully Monday it will go in the mail! And then the real wait begins and the fund raising has got to kick it into gear :)

Unless we have a LOT of registrations by Monday, we will have to cancel the golf tournament.  It was a great idea, but some times you just have to let things go.  It is a bummer, but I'm sure the Lord will provide in a different way.
It sound like our Jewelry party made some Jeremy money!  I'll put an official total up when we have the finals.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Home study, still a work in progress

We thought we had our home study all done ready to send off.....well think again.  It is really close was just missing a few little things, so soon very soon, we will be sending that off!  USCIS already has our check and cashed it quickly so once they get the home study the next step takes around 2 months or so.  Then we have been told, hold on because everything really moves quickly then.  Well, let's just hope that the fund raising goes as fast.

Still hoping to get this golf tournament off the ground. 

It's a beautiful day out!  We had 7 kids in this house last night for supper and over night.  It was amazing.  I love having that many mouths to feed and interact with.  If we had the house and the means, it would be a blessing to me to have a large family. :)  The boys had a "breakfast picnic" this morning, they all said it was a first.

Our baby boy Jedidiah is going to be 5 tomorrow.  So hard to believe.....  Also, remembering being very pregnant and working on the ambulance in this lovely Iowa August heat.