Saturday, November 12, 2011
Jody and Shannon got their referral for their newest addition to the family. They knew she would be young...but WOW, we are getting a very young little girl. She was 4 months old around the 20th of October! They just got their court date for their first appearance in Ethiopia....December 22nd. Hoping to have her just a few short weeks after that!!! She is precious....Her name is Marcella!!!!!
On Labor day weekend we went to Battleship Cove in Massachusetts and then we went and walked the Cliff Walk in Newport, RI...it was a Perfect, Gorgeous day! The kids (and me) started school on Tues. Sept. 6th. We were supposed to start on Aug. 31st but Hurricane Irene came through instead :) Rach went to 5th grade and Brady to 1st.....so far, so good! We went to Holmberg Orchards and picked some apples and pumpkins....then we carved the pumpkins with the Filiatreault's...Fun!!! And then we trick or treated with Oscar the grouch and Toad the Mushroom!!! Gracie went too!!!!
We went to Kentucky, Indiana, and Georgia! We went down to Me and Paw's old stompin' grounds in Ballard. Rach, Brady, Reese and Nat got to live life on the wild side and ride in the BACK of a pickup truck!!!! And we threw lots of rocks that day!!!! We went to Mammaw's house and visitied with her, Reite and Bob....nice visit. We went to the Kolb's house and got to see our very missed friends. Cindy and I did plenty of talking:) We went to Atlanta and got to be at Grandpa's Shepherd Center Graduation! We also got to go to the Georgia Aquarium with Gramma! We brought Grandpa back to Paducah for the first time in almost 6 months.....He has come so far! We spent time together with family and friends and ofcourse got to watch the Annual Summer show put on by the Buzzin' Cousins!!!! They are a precious bunch! Once again....a blessed summer visit!!!!