Thursday, October 15, 2009

Busyness and a Crown

Well we have spent the last few weeks covered in glue, glitter, sand, and tissue paper. 

Ashlyn was elected as the Junior class Fall Festival candidate.  We were forced into the chaos of had the priviledge of building her a float, organizing a skit/talent, building a booth, and buying a dress.  It actually was quite fun, even if a bit overwhelming.

The overall theme was "Remember When...".  We chose the individual theme of "Remember When the Beach Boys Were Hot!"

And without further ado,  the float:

The skit:

The booth:

And the DRESS:

And at the end of the day, a crown.  Yes she won!  It was alot of hard work.  But it was alot of fun too!

Ashlyn has a great group of classmates and friends.

Ash and RayVen.  They have been friends forever!  RayVen is a sweet girl that we all just love!!

Ash and Anna, our exchange student from Germany.  She is staying with some of our best friends, Dale & Laura.  They helped us soooo much with all the work.  Anna is so fun!  We want to keep her!

Ashlyn's escort was her buddy, Cody!  He was such a good sport!  He is a good guy!

Ash and her buddy Shawn.  He tried really hard to learn the dance, especially the twist!  He is so fun!  Sydney absolutely loved playing with him!

So that is what the last few weeks have included.  In the grand scheme of things, it is not too important.  But in our family it is alot of great teamwork and memories.  Several times throughout the day, a sadness would come over me and I would think, "Abbey is missing this."  I really wanted her home for this.  I am having that feeling more and more as time passes.  It is the miracle of adoption.  God knits our hearts together before we even meet.  I cannot wait to go get her.  God is providing for every need.  He is confirming things to me constantly.  I will share some of them later, but right now I have to go find Sydney!


Nancy said...

I hear U about the glue....Very long two weeks for us, but in the end, it was all well worth it! I am so glad that the girls won!!!

Oatsvall Team said...

so fun !!!! i can't even imagine any of mine teenagers yet, but that looked like fun ...

praying here !!!!