February - Really not much to write about either. Wow...this past winter was really boring.
March - The city council voted to ok the building for First Trust. Yeah! We will be moving to Wheaton in 2008.
Also in March... I found out some really exciting news...most of our church doesn't know this yet either...but it's just too cool not to share. Pastor Rob Bugh lost his wife to a rare melonoma in August 2006...she was only 51 when she lost her battle...I still question why? But God's plan is perfect!...Just a year before that...Dr. Rhonda Williams's husband Dr. Williams lost his battle to thyroid cancer...Both the Bughs and the Williams were very close friends...(so anyone know where I'm going on this?) Anyway, soon after New Years they started dating...and you guessed it...they will be engaged sometime in the next few months. From the very beginning I thought these two would be perfect for each other...they both lost spouses they loved very much...but God said "it's not good for man to be alone"...especially if he can't cook... :) A letter that was written to Ryan Bugh before Carol passed away and was read after she died...mentioned that Rhonda would be the right person for Rob if he were to marry again. This is definitely a match made in Heaven. It's just like a Danielle Steel Movie. :)
April - CBS Evening News Interview. It was a fun morning with the CBS News Crew. They showed up right around 8:30. We had coffee cake and coffee for when they arrived (got up early to make it). They spent about 3 hours with us talking about the adoption. It was supposed to air the following Tuesday...but because of other news that day...it never showed. Booh.
The above news article is what happened to Ma & Da around 5:00p in the afternoon (9-6-07). They had gone to the book store near home and when they left somehow Daddy must have accelerated first backwards hitting a car and then went forward into the retention pond which was over a hill. They are doing ok, a little shaken though. The car is totaled. Daddy stayed over night at the hospital for check up on his heart. He feels fine...We cancelled our trip to Phoenix. This article shows the whole video of the car being pulled out of the water and Daddy being put on a stretcher. Mom got of out the water through the back seat since the front seat was half submerged. They said it's under investigation at this time. This actually made the top news stories both at 6:00 and also at 10:00. Also the Daily Herald called to get more details about what happened. Not a good way to make the news.
Celebrated our 46th Birthday. Finally made it out of REVIEW with the CCAA. YIPPEE!! We've made it over the hurdles...now all we have to do is wait for a referral... Maybe by the end of 2008 we will know a lot more.
October - Outing to Long Grove. What a great time it was to spend outside...it was really hot. We shopped till we dropped though. Not your normal October day. Also, Marka took the gang to Door Country while I stayed home with the furry kids. We were able to accomplish a lot during those three days. Everyone had a great time...when they arrived home a roast beef dinner was waiting. The dogs all had issues with some type of sickness. We made many visits to the vet this month. Everyone is felling better now. Let's keep it that way.
November - Not much to write about...Started to get ready for the holidays...Entertaining, decorating at home...busy, busy, busy. Found out that Vietnam and the US need to sign an agreement in March...so all the paper work that was completed for Vietnam is on hold right now. The agency we chose told us to hold off until then...but because we don't know what's going to happen...we have decided to switch countries and also switching agencies and going with Krygyzstan. Only a handful of agencies handle this country. This is another country that allows singles...one of the very few left. Even though this will require two trips...we are really getting excited about this. Krygyzstan is a beautiful country and it will be great to visit there and see the country that my neice and Marka's daughter will be from. Now all we need to do is get all the paper work complete...Home study was completed...but just needed some changes for the new country. Not sure what else is needed to complete dossier.
December - What a crazy month it's been. Just so much to do. We did more entertaining this month...along with going to other homes for dinner. It was fun getting together with friends from work. The shopping was never ending...finishing up the day before Christmas. Application was sent to Nightlight regarding Kyrgyzstan. Should be delivered on the 2nd of Jan. Sure took a long time to get there...sent by ground on the 21st. We just might have a little one next year this time. Only God really knows. :) Maybe 2008 be a great year for all! It's about time! :)
Happy New Year Everyone!