The Laughner Family
We are Tom and Lori Laughner. We live in Belchertown, MA with our four children and dog. We moved here about 19 months ago from IN. We attend Dwight Chapel Church. We are the 5th and 6th grade leaders for Pioneer Club. I enjoy reading, (especially Karen Kingsbury books), scrapbooking, cooking, baking, and talking to friends. Tom is the director of educational technologies at Smith College. He enjoys reading, working around the house and the yard, and following sports.
Our children: Sara is a freshman in high school, she played JV volleyball, and freshman basketball. She is active with the youth group and loves babysitting. Allison is in fifth grade. She plays piano, the clarinet, and basketball. She is practicing for piano parts in the "School House Rock Jr" play. Michael is in second grade. He plays guitar, basketball, soccer, baseball, and flag football. Benjamin will be five in 11 days. I am home schooling him for preschool. He is a real reader and enjoying reading to others instead of being read to. He can't wait to be big enough to do everything that everyone else is doing.
We are adopting from Ethiopia. We are requesting a child of either sex up to 24 months. Our dossier went to Ethiopia on December 7, 2007. We have been reading lots of books and blogsites preparing for our adoption. We have been waiting for a referral for 3 months. The estimated time for a boy referral is 5-7 months and for a girl 7-9 months. We pray for God's timing on our referral and the right child for our family. We plan on taking Sara and Allison with us to Ethiopia. Michael and Benjamin will be staying with Grandma and Grandpa. We plan on updating our Blog from Ethiopia, make sure you stop by and visit us often.