Time in Houston and Fall Colours

I had a good time in Houston with my sister. She spoiled me taking me to Galveston, resteraunts, a beach front cottage on the gulf coast for a few days, etc.

Now I'm in Michigan enjoying cooler weather and beautiful fall leaf colours. I've been enjoying visiting friends and family.
Makes me think of the hymn "For The Beauty of the Earth."
For the beauty of the earth
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.

Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour,
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light.

Beth in The USA

I (Beth) am in the USA again for a few weeks to do some partnership development and spend time with Mikayla during her fall break and Thanksgiving break.
Currently I am in Houston visiting one of my sisters and will be heading up to Michigan on October 6th.
I look forward to time with friends and family!

James in Soccer

Court Date Today

Today's court proceedings for James' adoption were overall very positive. All the testimony that needed to be heard was. Three of us needed to take the stand and we were all able to do so today.
Kurt, Venus, our adoption social worker, and I each took the stand to give testimony and answer questions.
Our last court date, which is just to work out some technicalities, is October 23rd. Hopefully a final decision will be issued within 30 - 60 days following that.
Overall, we feel very positive about today's proceedings.

Kindergarten Chapel

James' Kindergarten class performed a Noah's Ark skit this morning and sang some great songs. I'll post pictures when able to!