Sunday, June 3, 2012

                                  L   O   A
                                        as of June 1st, 2012
We are happy to report that we have approval from China to adopt Fu Xialan, soon to be known as Rebekah Xialan Smith.  We have a few more steps to take before we can travel.  We anticipate traveling mid August.  Since that is the time that school begins, we are tenatively planning for just Sabrina and mom to travel, leaving dad with the 3 older kids to start school.  We have a lot to do this summer.  We will be finishing up Matthew's room the first week of summer vacation by putting in the new flooring and then setting up his room.  Then we will begin work on the bedroom that Sabrina and Rebekah will share.  I think we will start with shopping for bedding and curtains first and then decide what colors to paint the walls.  Since we have some blue and green left from the boys' rooms, we may go with those colors and maybe some yellow.  After painting we will put in new floors and then set up their room.  If we have time, we will paint Allison's room and do her floors.  It will be a busy summer!