Counting down to the new year. Wow. As the Vicar said in church this morning, a whole new calendar without scribbles on all the pages. But the scribbles on my old calendar are the happenings in our life. In these waning hours, before I put up that fresh calendar, I want to celebrate the scribbles that represent the significant events of 2006. (These represent actual scribbles from our family calendar)
January ~ Went in for what was to be minor knee surgery. The doctor found significant damage which he repaired. The recovery was tough, but my knee is so much better now.
February ~ After attending an information session by CCAI, we made our decision to pursue an adoption from China. Wow, what a life-changing decision.
March ~ Attended CCAI's orientation session. Began our paperchase in earnest. Celebrated our one year anniversary.
April ~ Attended the USARC Strong Bonds marriage seminar at Callaway Gardens. Had a wonderful time of renewal.
May ~ Spent Memorial Day Weekend at Brunswick Island on Georgia's coast. Got sunburnt, but loved relaxing in the sand.
June ~ Lady turns 13. Still happy and healthy after all these years.
July ~ Received our 797c from USCIS and our dossier was finally ready and off to China.
August ~ Road Trip!!!!! Visited family in Nebraska and spent time in Branson, MO with my parents. Our dossier was "logged in" in China.
September ~ CCAI Reunion - we met many waiting families and those who have adopted from China. Had breakfast with Josh and Lily, the founders of CCAI.
October ~ On Friday we climbed Kennesaw Mountain and attended our first First Friday event. On Saturday B left to play in the big sandbox in the Middle East. What a difference one day makes.
November ~ Our church revived its military family support luncheons just when I really needed it! In November I began to learn firsthand the challenges and blessings of being an Army wife.
December ~ Travelled north to see friends and family. We are truly blessed by the people in our life. I was hoping for a white Christmas, but there was no snow!!!