Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Loooong week
We had a great first few weeks at school.  Getting into a new groove adding a newborn to the mix.  Lots and lots of grace and patience and serious amounts of coffee...just for a season right?  Kids are up at 5ish ready to start school and some times a few of them will sleep until 6.  That means they miss saying by to daddy which is a huge deal in our house.  Everybody has been very helpful with Abraham and occupying or helping Gabe when he needs it.  It gets a tad hairy sometimes in the house but I love it.

School curriculum is going great.  We are using Heart of Dakota and love it.  Miah is the only one who wished he could just play all day.  I keep praying for him to have a love for learning...someday.  I'll keep dreaming!   Lots of reading, hard math,  history and science projects galore.  Language arts is the real killer when your in the upper grades.  It takes lots of time and quiet concentration.  Quiet in our house is very rare..only during quiet time at noon.  Love the days when  I get someone coming and ringing the doorbell when the kids are sleeping.  I seriously want to ring their neck. 

Dave was crazy busy at work and then the power outage in town caused quite a stir.  Our kids thought it was like Little house on the Prairie for a short time. They were wishing it happened at night time though.
We have been going through our rummage for next year and working on that.  Now that we have Abraham we are pricing all the girls clothes I have.  Wow...I have 25 Rubbermaid's of girls clothes that I have collected for 9 years.  All such new, clean and beautiful things.  Excited to sell it but it also brings back so many memories of when Olivia was little.  So many cute shoes too.  Some of the things were from a friend too.  Wish we could do the rummage now for the adoption but it will have to wait until May.  We are taking as much as we can to the resale shop to get some money towards the adoption. 

This guy having fun with labels while I'm doing rummage.

Olivia wanted to keep these shoes just in case she has a little girl someday.  She wore a lot of high tops.

We got our court date for the termination of parental rights for the birth mom and dad.  It will be September 30th at 11 in Milwaukee County.  Then from there we will finalize our adoption in 5 months.  Then he will legally be ours.  Keep spreading the word about our gofundme site.

God has been so good and faithful and we feel so loved from so many of you.  
Those of you who were praying for Miah...thank you.  He is doing 100% better with the issues he was having. 
We have had a lot of really cool god moments since this adoption.  Our car broke down and was fixed.  Then a few days later we got a check for the car in that same amount.  
We got a check from the dealership we got our old car from in 2003 and they refunded us some money.  I guess they overcharged us there.  Sweet deal!
When your car dies and your waiting at a park and ride...we do anything we can to pass time.

We have been able to sell a few things on ebay and  our friends had an awesome brat fry for us(worked their behinds off) and raised money for our adoption.  Thank you church family for continually loving on us.   
Thank you for your continued prayers, meals, gifts and donations.  

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