Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tempus Fugit

Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Well, it seems as if summer has come to an end and with its end has come a new beginning in our home. Brooks started Pre-K at Grissom Elementary School. It turns out that they are about the only school on the Tulsa area that has a 1/2 day program (2:45 hrs), so I put in for an out-of-district transfer so he could go there. The first week is absolutely kicking our rears! Mommy and Brooks rarely see the clock during the 6 am hours, but his school starts at 7:50 across town so it's "rise and shine" for us.

Brooks has yet to admit he likes anything about school. He adamantly insists that he will "Never, ever have fun anywhere y'all aren't." We're thinking of making him sign a contract about that and the fact that he and his family are going to always live with us when he grows up! Somehow I don't think teenager Brooks is going to have trouble having fun without us-we'll enjoy it while we can.

On the adoption front: BIG PROGRESS! Our dossier is now in the hands of the Rwandan Ministry. Now all we can do is wait. Most approvals are now taking 4-6 months with referrals (them choosing your child) taking another 2. We are spending our time planning our trip to Rwanda. Please pray for steady progress and quick approval. And, more importantly, pray for our son as he waits for us.

Here are some pictures of the first day of school and an album of just a few of my favorite summer photos.

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