Sunday, August 9, 2009

School Days!!!

Anna Grace and her Ya Ya at "Shindig on the Green"-enjoying a sno-cone!

Mama and her little princess :-)

Boy, it's hard to believe Anna Grace will be starting 1st grade on Wednesday! It seems like just yesterday I was changing her diapers and pushing her in her stroller. She has grown into such a beautiful, smart and most importantly, sweet young lady! I'm very proud of her. We get to meet her teacher tomorrow, and AG is thrilled.

We had a great weekend in Asheville, NC. We hit a couple of the festivals---Sourwood Festival in Black Mountain and "Shindig on the Green" in Asheville. We heard some fun mountain music, saw some beautiful arts and crafts and even found a lady working an art/craft booth who is from Taiwan!!! She was selling beautiful jewelry and scrolls with personalized messages on them. I bought several goodies from her. How neat to meet her! We even went to a baseball game to see the Asheville Tourists play! Hope you enjoy the pics of some of our fun memories :)

Last week held an exciting ray of light for JOH families. There was finally a girl referral on Thursday for Program 3!!!!! It has been such a drought for so many, many months. It was certainly time for some good news. We should be #7 on the JOH waitlist (as per the Yahoo site's recording)---of course, we know that is not 100% certain since there could be folks on the list who are not listed through the Yahoo site---but hopefully, it's close to correct!! Yea!! Bring on the referrals and more good news for our families and children who are waiting!!!

Have a wonderful week, everyone---and thank you so much for reading!


couey2007 said...

Looks like you all had a great time. I'm glad you have moved up to 7! Won't be long until your in the top 5!!!! Hang in there!!

Your adoption friend,

Michelle C, AL

QingLu Mama said...

Number 7!! That's called movin on up! YES bring on those referrals!
It looks like you have had a great summer, love the photos.
I hope Anna Grace has a wonderful first day back at school tomorrow!Jennifer

Lisa said...

Oh, how we all delight at that movement and you KNOW when your blessed moment arrives there will shouts of glee and joy from Illinois! I think of you all often and always with a smile!

AND please tell the lovely AG good luck as she starts her school year. I feel just the same as can they be starting First Grade?? Where have the years gone? But what grand years they are and will be to come!

Hugs! Lisa C.

Debi said...

Hi Kristy,
Thanks for the fun update. It sounds like you guys are still making the most of the waiting time. What a fun weekend!! Anna Grace is growing up so fast an what a precious and beautiful young woman she is- a much loved princess.
I am excited about the referral for the little one and family.
Praying for your family including your sweet little Taiwanese princess.
Love and hugs and prayers,

The Hernandez Herd said...

Any movement is a good thing.
I remember the start of school. Going back was always so exciting.
Victoria JOH