Sunday, February 25, 2007

Book Review - When Marion Copied: Learning About Plagiarism by Brook Berg

A few weeks ago when Rick was visiting my school library, he happened to pick up a book in my office. Unbeknownst to me, Rick read the entire book and then posted a review on his website. His review is quite good, so I'm putting a link to it for those of you interested (Rick's review ). If you are interested in buying the book, a link is here to as well.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Elianna Update #10

Yay!! Our I-171H form arrived in the mail today! This is a form from the U.S. government granting us permission to adopt from abroad. Now we wait for all of our other documents to finish the authentication process. Then everything will be sent to China.

Here's a picture of our ultrasound, compliments of a fellow adopter!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Teacher Snow Poem Works!

Our school counselor sent this poem out on email the day before we had a TWO DAY SNOW VACATION! It worked!


One night as I lay almost sleeping, I heard a voice, softly peeping.
I saw my wife devoutly praying. This is the prayer I heard her saying:

Oh, Lord, let it snow.
Let it drift and let it blow.
In the morning, no real fuss,
Just enough to stop the bus.

Enough to make the County say:
"There will be no school today."
Let the radio report: "Snow's deep!"
And I'll roll over for more sleep.

Then later on, say maybe ten,
I'll turn the radio on again.
Just in time to hear them say:
"It's strange; the snow has gone away!"

And then I'll know, You made it stop,
So I can go to the mall and shop.
Please, Lord, just hear my teacher's plea,
And make it snow for the kids and me!


Countdown to Elianna!