2006 is laid to rest, and 2007 has begun. A New Year with new happenings. What do we expect in form 2007? A baby girl, for one (no we haven't heard anything, yet), Keith starting his Master's, a trip to China, an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for David, a trip home this summer, Jeremiah turning 12 and starting 7th grade, David starting his JUNIOR year of high school (how in the world did he grow up so fast?), college aptitude tests, college applications...a year of growth and praising God!
Sadly, we know that 2007 will go by as fast if not faster than 2006. When I was young, I remember feeling that it took FOREVER for my birthday to come, and even longer for Christmas to come. I spent my teenage years waiting for spring break, or even better, summer break. My mom, in her wisdom, told me that time would fly by when I got to be her age. Of course she had not idea what she was talking about (since, I , the ever smart teen, knew everything). Yet here I am, her age...and wishing that I could go back and relive those moments that I wished away. Oh how life just speeds by.
OK, enough of the nostalgia...now for a baby update. Referrals for December have not been received by the agencies yet. Yes, I know that in a few moments it will be January. No, I am sure that they are not skipping a month. Occassionally, referrals get sent out late enough that they arrive early in the next month. There is still a VERY SLIM chance that we will be inccludedin the December referral batch. Most likely, we are still looking at the late January batch to see Hannah for the first time. As usual, we will know more once they actually send out the referrals.
Good news, we finished the nursery (except for the screws for the dresser knobs, which are, of course, not available in Germany).
See the knobs on the dresser? They are not really attached...we need longer screws!!
Her name, painted, varnished and hung!!
The finished product...of course Brutus is keeping the window seat nice and warm.
Now for our baby girl to come home and put this room to use!!