Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I had to watch Nate's friends today while their mom had an appt, so I decided to let them play in the pool after breakfast. Yep....it's hot enough in AZ to actually play in the pool at 9am. I figured that would wear them out & keep them entertained for awhile. They had a ton of fun, and then I decided to whisk them into the truck & head to Bookmans for some fun. Bookman's is a used bookstore out here & they have free kids events over the summer. Today they got to decorate their own book bag. Nice activity to keep them occupied. Unfortunately...not as long as I had hoped! They did a great job so we went over to the kids area to look at books until their mom arrived. After that, Nate & I spontaneously decided to join them for a free summer movie (well, ok it was $2 for adults!) so we headed off to the dollar theater to see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Very funny movie...but my stomach was GROWLING by the time it was over. So I loaded up Nate & headed to Chik Fil A across the street for a free kids meal & free ice cream!!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Last night, one of our close friends took Don to the Diamondbacks game. I had the rare occasion of no band practice so I tagged along up to Phoenix and took Nate on the town. Phoenix has a great outdoor mall called Desert Ridge with a splash fountain....PERfect for summer heat (113 in the afternoon). Nate had an awesome time and played for over an hour before he was shaking from the cold water. We shared slider burgers for dinner, treated ourselves to ice cream and checked out a toy store that had a play area.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Cheers to all you dads out there and especially our dads! I have many great memories of my dad & here are a few that stand out:
Saturday, June 19, 2010
What a great morning we had. We went to the Family Fishing Day at Silverbell Lake...sponsored by our HOA. Don & Nate went early, to breakfast at IHOP, then to fish and I arrived later with the camera. haha. We met a family, originally from Jamaica, who were fishing next to us & also moved to our neighborhood a month after we did! Nate had a great time showing off his worms to their little girls (hehe) and it was cool to see so many families with little kids trying to catch a fish.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
When you donate or purchase a fundraiser item, your name is entered into a raffle to win these GREAT prizes.
1117 Miles = boxed cards featuring Denise Sullivan's artwork!4468 Miles = Custom made Coffee Purse!8936 Miles = 11x17 print of Denise Sullivan's artwork!13,404 Miles = 11x17 Wood Cross Plaque of Denise Sullivan's artwork!17,872 Miles = $25 gift card to a restaurant & FREE print of Denise Sullivan's artwork!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tonight is our new Connection Group at 7pm, Barnes & Noble at the Foothills Mall. Various topics on life-stuff that most everyone deals with.Tomorrow morning we're going to Tower Theaters to see Madagascar 2 (PG). Kids FREE, adults $1. Meet us at 9:30...tickets sell out fast!Sunday afternoon we're going to see The A-Team (PG-13) at the Foothills Mall. Time TBD.
Dear Don & Denise Sullivan
Congratulations! Your application for adoption has been approved by the Program Director.
We will be mailing out your approval packet today or tomorrow with instructions on how to proceed.
We are very excited for you, and wish you well as you begin your adoption journey!
The Intake Department
Children’s Hope International
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
While we are waiting for our adoption app to be approved, we are getting our paperwork ducks in order. There are about 25 items that need to be notarized, then state sealed, then embassy sealed for Ethiopia. Fun, fun paperwork. We've contacted our homestudy agency...same one as with Nate...and they are looking forward to working with us again. More paperwork to fill out for them too. At least this time around, we can refer to Nate's dossier to see what we have to do. After 3 years, I had put all that in the back of my mind!