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James 1:27 – “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction”

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Goodbye Summer, Hello School

With the end of summer, comes the beginning of a new school year. As a mostly homeschooling family, that means we are pretty busy.

We wound up our summer with a great trip to the Long Island Sound and Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium. For the full story, check out the album below, or our son Caleb's blog entry on the day.

From Norwalk Aquarium

Then we had to close the pool concluding the glorious days of summer swimming and splish splashing fun.

On the adoption front, we had some great news.  We called the USCIS Thursday and they said our immigration review officer has been assigned!  We have to go to the nearest USCIS center for fingerprints on Tuesday.  We're hoping that means we'll have that pesky 171-H letter in our hands around the end of the month, allowing us to submit the complete dossier for review by the birth country.

Praise the Lord - and bless all the little orphans waiting for a family to bring them home!