Waiting for our Adoption Placement!

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Our Adoption Journey!

Exciting news! Gary and I have been working with Chosen Heritage adoption agency and hope to add to our family soon! We finally finished everything! We had our final interviews and homestudy in November and she said that we will be getting formal approval soon! That means we should be on a waiting list soon to be chosen by a birthmother! This agency works with infants.We don't know how long we will have to wait. Most of the time it is a year or less with this agency. We are excited! We are praying for the child that God has for us!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas 2010

Here are some things we did this Christmas!

Spend time with family!

Went to the Christmas Tree farm in Lindale to get our Christmas tree!

Made Build-a-Bears for West and Laney for their first Christmas. This is is P.W. and Princess Leah!

Went to Fredericksburg and stayed at a bed and breakfast! We went ice skating, saw the tree, ate at a German Restaurant, went to Ladybird Johnson Park, and saw some old historic bulidings and school houses.

We went to Gaylord Texan ICE exhibit to see Charlie Brown.

We went to Bethlehem revisited in Waxahaxie where they recreate the town of Bethlehem. We also toured some homes decorated for Christmas.

We looked at Christmas lights and found the TCU Superfrog, Frosty, Santa, and Rudolph at one of the houses!

We went to a house we found a few years ago. The man decorates his garage and makes it into a snow village for people to come look at!
We had a lot of fun! It is back to reality way too soon!

Christmas Classroom happenings

My class had so much fun at Christmas! We made this Grinch Village for our classroom. We rode the Polar Express in our P.J.'s. at the Stockyards. Then we came back to school ate lunch, watched the movie, and had hot chocolate.

Here are some recent quotes from my kids:
me: in sunglass at recess
Student: Your pimping Mrs. Morris
I was indeed NOT pimping ;-)

Student: (innocently) Mrs. Morris what is gay apparel?
Me: It is happy, cheerful clothes. Christmas clothes.
Me: (next day wearing a Christmas shirt)
Student: Your wearing gay apparel Mrs. Morris!
Student: proceeds to tell other teachers in the building they are wearing gay apparel!

They are a lot of fun and work too ;-) It is back to reality soon!

Class Room Happenings!

Welcome to my classroom! I can't believe it is already alomost the second semester. I have areally good class of 2nd graders this year. I am having a lot of fun with them. Here is our class!
Here is the reading center.

Here is my tweety collection!

This bell was in Nana's classroom and she gave it to me for my classroom when I started teaching. It is very special to me!

Laney Leah

Laney 1 day old!

Ok. I don't blog much when I am in school. I guess I need to work on that! I haven't introduced my niece Laney Leah on my blog yet. (I know it's about time!) She was born Sept. 7 at 8:19 am. 7 lbs. 3 ounces. 19.5 in. She is adorable! We love her!

Sweet Laney!

Laney and Lucas Dec. 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Look out world! JT West Noble is here!

Isn't he adorable! My nephew, JT West Noble arrived on July 26, 2010 at 5:21 p.m.! He weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz., 22 inches long. Mother and baby are doing great. We are so glad he is here. I am already in love, and so is the rest of the family!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dear Nana

My dear Nana passed away on July 12, 2010. She was 82 years old. She was born on April 8, 1928. She will be missed and is loved by her family. I respect the work ethic she had. She was a very good teacher and had an outstanding reputation as an educator. Her co-workers had so much respect for her. I enjoyed the way she played with us as kids and she was not afraid to act silly like some adults. I remember she would sing a silly song with our names in it when we were kids. I remember the way she would smile when she saw her great grandkids, even though she was struggling with depression at the time. I hate it that she struggled with depression so much in her later years. I know that she is glad to be with Grandaddy now and in a better place. Here is a poem she wrote after Grandaddy died in 2004.

Many Thanks and Memories
by Lilymae Noble

My dog, Honey
just sits there and stares.
Waiting where Jack should be.
So she can lay her head
upon his warm knee.

Jamie spent the night with me.
When Grandaddy was very sick.
She cleaned my master bathroom.
Camron installed a toilet
And new faucets that won't drip.
In the kitchen He put in
a new disposal
that takes away the grit.
Jennifer took me out to lunch
And to a funny, funny show.
This helped to erase
some of my tears and lows.

Mike's painting my house, outside
with pretty shades of pink.
He's fixing all the gadgets and the lights.
Flowers in the yard, is a beautiful sight.
He and Jay put up new garage doors.
This makes the house
look glamorous, even more.

Brittani drew.
Rochelle painted my bathroom
with a birdhouse on the wall.
Topped it off with a flower
and a shower curtain
to match it all.

Now Suzanne orders my medicine
From the Indian store.
With Suzanne's help
I haven't as much pain anymore.