"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Monday, August 23, 2010

Occupying our time

We had to send some new papers to EE the other day, they had three documents in our dossier from 2008 an 2009 (in our home study) that they wanted new notaries on. That was another fun shipping bill...ugh. It got there on Friday and if all goes well we will have a travel date this week or next. I've heard through the grapevine that today and Tuesday are holidays in EE, so nothing is being done today or tomorrow. We can only pray our dossier continued in process while waiting for thos ethree documents to get there. They asked for them on Monday and we had them there on Friday. :)

Meanwhile, we've been keeping busy. Swimming and having friends over to swim, four wheeler rides and bike rides, visiting friends and going to the lake, the zoo, and other fun outings. :)

Oh the life of a fat house cat!

And a skinny orange house cat (he usually sleeps IN the cushy booster thats behind him on the chair. Apparently he felt more comfortable smooshed beside it and hanging off and onto the chair.)

More cute things for Alina!

Jumping off docks...

Riding in boats....

Riding behind boats.....

Making 'lake salad' with friends...

Coveting the jet ski (that wasn't working!)

Playing at the zoo

And yes, this IS as good as it gets with 6 tired kids!


Hilary Marquis said...

We have cute kids, don't we?! Alina will help balance things out between the boys and girls a bit ;)

Mom2FourLittleEs said...

OMGosh! Where did you get that bracelet for Alina? I NEED ONE....errr, I mean Everlyn needs one! :o)