Sunday, November 14, 2010

This portfolio is 5 years in the making and tomorrow could be the biggest day of my college career! Tomorrow I get to present this portfolio to a committee made up of teachers and community members. This portfolio will come along with a 15 minute speech of what I have learned and a question/answer period where the committee can ask me anything they think I should have learned in the last five years. Scary.... I think so! Wish me luck!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

As most of you already know for the past few months we have been blessed by the Lord to have this wonderful little girl living with us. Everything we have done has been in the best interest of Emily and we have strived to give her everything she needs and the right tools to carry on successfully in life. We are so proud of Emily and the progress she has made in the last few months. We are so proud of the friends she is making at school, her social interactions, and her ability to follow the rules and make good choices without being micromanaged. Unfortunantly the parenting decisions that we, the therapist, and the school have been making regarding Emily is not what the family that gave her to us wanted. Because of this Emily was taken from our home this morning by the police and her parents. We don't know where she is headed or what her future plans are because there has been no communication about this from the family to us but we love her and hope for the best in every aspect of her life, and we leave this situation knowing that we did exactly as our Heavenly Father wanted and we gave not only our best but literally everything we had. We hope that all future decisions that are made are in Emily's best interest and that she continues to progress as the wonderful daughter of God she is.

Monday, November 1, 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I love love love holidays, and that is exactly why we in my favorite part of the year. There is a holiday to celebrate every month. October was of course Halloween and Nathan and I couldn't resist dressing up as skeletons (don't judge our home made costumes). We tried and begged and pleaded with Emily to be a skeleton with us but all she could do was say, "I don't want to be that because It is scary." I am sure if I was 7 I would much rather be a Unicorn than a skeleton to0. Maybe next year.