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Paperwork in - Sewing to commence!


Caleb helped us take our paperwork to the notary today. There is a big rock outside of the office that he loves standing on. Every time we pass it he asks for his picture to be taken. He is such a stinkin' cute and goofy kid!

It was a huge relief to get the paperwork done and sent in the mail today. This means that we should have our dossier paperwork by next Tuesday so we can start to tackle it all. Can't say I'm looking forward to the dossier paperwork, but after looking at the upcoming checklist of things to do, it all felt very doable. Having just finished the Ethiopia dossier, I feel familiar with the documents and know which steps we should take first to help it all go smoothly. I kind of wish I could get started tomorrow! But realize it will be good to have a couple days to breathe and not think about the paperwork.

Instead, I plan to do things like this...
I love spending time playing games with Caleb and Jon! Tonight we played Train Dominoes, a game we just recently have taught Caleb to play. He is catching on quickly! Before round two tonight, he decided to make a robot out of the 15 dominoes he had to draw. It's so much fun seeing his creativity!

I also hope to get outside and run some this weekend as it is supposed to get into the 40's!! yey!  This morning Caleb told me, "Mom, it's a great day to stand at the bus stop. It is much warmer."  He said this on a 34 degree morning! Yep, we live in Wisconsin!!!! But I totally agreed after having single digit, windy, cold to your bones mornings earlier in the week - ick.

This week also will involve a lot of sewing! I have a bunch of Owie Owls to make! I've had a few orders lately and hope to possibly do a craft show soon where a gal invited me to sell the Owls. I'm taking orders for Christmas gifts and lots of orders for baby shower gifts as well! If you have anyone in mind that would like an owl, get your order in soon so I can get it to you by Christmas!!!

Well, off to go cut out some Owl bodies...  :)

Have a great weekend friends!!!

In Christ -
Mara

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