FTA Winter 2006 Newsletter by mudoc123


									                        Families Through Adoption
                                        Winter Newsletter
                                  February 2006

             FTA Ice Skating Party
        Sunday, February 12th 1-3 p.m.
                                                           “Mom’s Day Out”
         Sioux Falls Ice & Rec Center                   A scrapbooking day to be held at:
                                                         Risen Savior Catholic Church
             1600 West 51st Street
                                                          301 N. Splitrock in Brandon
                                                               10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Plan to join us for an afternoon of ice skating,
                                                       (Feel free to come & go as your
hot chocolate and goodies. FTA will pick up the
                                                                schedule allows)
cost of the admission. Please be sure to sign
                                                   A Creative Memories Consultant will be present
the sheet at the front desk indicating you are
                                                   from 10-11 a.m. to lend assistance in getting
with the FTA group. Be sure to list all family
                                                   started, how to get organized, how to avoid
members on the sheet. Plan to arrive around        becoming overwhelmed, etc. Cutting tools &
12:30 p.m. to get skates rented before the rink    special scissors will be available to use. No
opens to the public at 1 p.m. Feel free to bring   products will be for sale so bring your own
your own skates or rent them there. The rink       supplies, etc.   Lunch will be on your own but
has skates to rent beginning at kids’ size 7.      menus will be available from local restaurants.
You are on your own for skate rental. We will      RSVP to Judy Cheever at 582-7876 by Saturday,
again use one of the locker rooms for hot          February 28th.
chocolate (provided by FTA) and everyone is        Need Babysitting?: Let Judy know if you need
encouraged to bring a plate of goodies to share.   babysitting, and we will try and find babysitters
This event has been enjoyed by kids and grown      for the day.
ups alike.    Plan to join us!!!!!                 Don’t Scrapbook? Come anyway and work on
                                                   your favorite hobby that you never have time to
                                                   do at home. All are welcome.

               Thank You                                   New Arrivals – Welcome Home!
Shawn Mattern for coordinating the “Parent’s       Benjamin Jayson, (Korea), born 4/27/05 arrived home
Night Out” which was held on Saturday,             11/05 . Parents: Rod & Jodi Mangold.
November 19 at Minerva’s and the Firehouse         Moises Jonathon (Guatemala), born 10/16/03 arrived
Underground with J. Brian Hill in concert. It      home 1/12/06. Parents: Butch & Shawn Mattern and
                                                   siblings Jordan, Austin & Aleyah (Guatemala).
was a GREAT time!!
                                                   Twins, Abigail & Emma (Korea), born 7/18/05 arrived
                                                   home 1/20/06. Parents: Kent & Angie Paulson and
Deb Finnegan & Jenna Williams for                  siblings Caleb (Korea) & Michael
coordinating a fun Christmas party and New
Member Welcome on December 11. Thanks to                  New Members – Welcome to FTA!
everyone for bringing all the delicious food and   Brian & Julie Gregg and daughter Ellie (S. Korea).
to Deb Herold for coordinating the use of her      Karen Roth and daughters Madeline & Maya (China).
church.                                            Valerie & Scott Parsley and their children Nicholas
                                                   (Korea), Caitlin (Korea) and Christine (China).

           FTA P.O. Box Information                Families Through Adoption, PO Box 90148
If you have recently mailed something to the                 Sioux Falls, SD 57109-0148
FTA Post Office Box and it was returned to you,     www.FTASD.com            email: fta@ftasd.com
rest assured, the problem has been corrected              Co-Presidents: Carol Spader 331-3038
and you may continue to use P.O. Box 90148.                              Deb Herold 333-9760
We apologize for any inconvenience.                 “Celebrating the Creation of Families Through

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