Saturday, December 11, 2010

Merry Noel

Justin and I dream of adopting a little girl from Asia and try to incorporate the spirit of adoption into our daily lives:  Adopting two of our dogs from the “doggie orphanage,” sewing for The Red Thread Monogramming to help fund our adoption, constantly telling anyone who will listen about all their adoption opportunities, etc.  So in keeping with our adoption guided lives, my first grade class decided to “adopt” an elf.  I’ll admit, at first I was a little skeptical of how this would work out, but really it has been so much fun for me and the kids.  Although our elf, Merry Noel, doesn’t make the typical elf messes (thank goodness!), she does promote good behavior and hard work.  The kids are on their very best behavior trying to impress Merry Noel so that she will go brag on them to Santa.  They are also having so much fun writing letters and receiving answers from her.  (It’s amazing how good their handwriting can be when I tell them that Merry Noel will only write them an answer letter if their handwriting is nice, big, and neat.  After all, tiny elves can’t read messy handwriting!)  I just hope all this good behavior and hard work continues on into the new year after Merry Noel has to go back to the North Pole to help Santa at his workshop! I guess we can only hope!

One of Merry Noel's favorite places to sit and learn is on our class Christmas tree.  It is so cute and fun, decorated in all Disney ornaments!

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Our Adoption Timeline

  • June 19, 2011- We are officially "Paper Pregnant!" We have submitted our Waiting Child Application to Holt!
  • July 5, 2011- Submitted our formal Home Study Application to Villa Hope
  • September 6, 2011- Submitted all of our paperwork for our Home Study
  • October 8, 2011- Completed our First Home Visit
  • October 17, 2011- Completed our Second Home Visit
  • November 14, 2011- Home Study Approved
  • December 1, 2011- Filed our I600a
  • February 1, 2012- I600a Approval Letter
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