Wednesday, September 17, 2008

4 Months!

     It has officially been 4 months since our paperwork touched down in Ethiopia.  At times the whole process seems so surreal.  I got a little kick in the pants when I read that one of the recent CHI referrals was to a family who had waited just a little over 5 months.  That is only 1 month more than we have waited so far.  Wow!

     We have been so busy here.  I am fighting very high EBV blood scores and have been simply exhausted.  Our home schooling is in full swing.  My 8-year-old and I have been cast in a production of "The Sound of Music" at our local junior college, so rehearsals are most evenings.  The kids and I went to the Chabot Space and Science Center today in Oakland.  They have an amazing planetarium and lots of fun exhibits to explore.  Here are a few photo highlight from the day.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Driver's Permit!

    Lauren passed her driver's permit test today!  We walked out of the DMV at 4:30 this afternoon with that piece of paper in our hands.  She will be 17 in December - and is taking the whole thing a lot slower than some.  She doesn't seem to be in any hurry which is great for me.  It is amazing to see your babies getting older and hitting these milestones that lead to adulthood and letting go.  A number of her home schooling friends have left for college this month.  She is growing up - into such an amazing, inspiring young lady.

     Av was just cast in "The Sound of Music" as Marta at our local college.  I was asked to play the Baroness - so it should be fun to be on stage together again.