Last year Ammon got the coolest sprinkler for his birthday and we are just now getting it out to use it. The kids have been DYING to play in the water so we decided today was warm enough. Here are some pictures of all the fun!
Well, we FINALLY have our exchange student set-up. After quite the experience trying to choose one that hadn't already been placed or could not attend in our school district, we were given a profile of a girl who had already been placed, but the family had some employment changes and have to move. We are very lucky to have the opportunity to add a nice young lady from China to our family for the next school year. We are very excited to have her, we think she will be a very nice match for our family. We can't wait until we are able to communicate with her and her family! Her name is Ye and she is 17 years old. She is an only child and loves painting and swimming. She will be attending school in our school district; so, Ammon and Ye will ride the bus together. We have some things to get ready...like painting her room and dresser, but otherwise we're ready to go! She should be here around August 15th.
We've been on and off with the schools around here on whether or not they will accept Camila for open enrollment, and the final word is "NO". We were so pumped and very emotionally involved with the idea of hosting Camila for the next school year and we're very disappointed and frustrated to say the least. It seems that the schools in Logan County have jointly decided not to allow open enrollment to happen at all, except for students who were previously open enrolled in a school....so, to make that clearer, they are not accepting any new open enrollments at any of the schools in the county for this next school year.
There is a little girl from Thailand that Ben Logan will accept that is available, but she is not LDS. She is willing to attend and participate in her host family's religious activities though. We're looking into hosting her since we had everything ready to host Camila and would still enjoy the experience. We'll keep you posted on this.
I thought owning a home would be so great, and don't get me wrong....it is great....BUT...when you have an issue and you have to hire a contractor, things get interesting! Especially if you have a metal roof in need of repair. We need our roof patched and coated and a few other things replaced and fixed due to wind damage. We've gotten lots of estimates, but they're all over the board....from $500 to almost $1800. I can't find anyone to close the gap a bit! Can you say FRUSTRATION???? Anyway, thanks for reading and letting me vent! Wish us luck!
We're Jason and Bethan Miller. We live in rural Ohio with our two beautiful, wonderful, energetic children Ammon and Sariah. I'm 33 and Jason is 34. Ammon is 9 and Sariah is 7. Jason works for a company that does work for Honda and I am a stay-at-home mom.