Friday, October 31, 2008

This is our week!

We just got a call from our sweet social worker...we got a court day::DECEMBER 17th!!! Let the count down begin!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

We finally got an update...I know it has only been a little over three weeks since our last one...but those were some very, very long weeks.

“... She has become a feisty young girl, and, especially when on her stomach, loves to bounce around, or grab her feet and roll side to side. She isn't able to sit on her own yet, but when you pull her to sitting she is very comfortable! She is one that will talk to you for hours if you give her the time, and she shows off her great smile all the time. She is growing very nicely, and developmentally is doing great! She can lift her head 90ยบ, and is ahead of the curve on her vocals, which is probably because she practices all the time. Also, I may have mentioned it before, but she is very ticklish on her feet!

Oh how I love update day! Praise God!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Our sweet little girl turns five months today. We love you sweet, sweet baby and can't wait until we can meet you face to face. Love, Mommy, Daddy and Big Sis

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This waiting for a court date has seemed slower than the slowest day waiting for our referral...isn't it funny how that happens! I am still just so jumpy each time my cell rings or if I hear the chime telling me I have an email...I want any and all information I can get. I actually called Gladney and left the most awkward message ever asking if they can give me any information about court, even though I know they don't have any and if they could please just call me so I can hear something about how everyone is going through court...I felt so pathetic...but I just need something! Ugh! are a list of five things I am going to accomplish this week to keep me busy and hopefully make the waiting go a bit quicker:
1. Work on the girls' quilts
2. Put together the little care package for our little one...anyone traveling in November who would like to take it over to her???
3. Working on Blakeley's Halloween costume...little red riding hood
4. Going to the Redbull Soap Box Race in Denver
5. Getting ready for our pumpkin carving party on Friday.

Whew...hopefully that will keep my busy...any other suggestions???

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I have been tagged!

The rules are:
  • Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog
  • Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself
  • Tag 7 random people at the end of your post. and include links to their blogs
  • Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.


1) I am a vegetarian. It's not that I think eating meat is wrong, it is just that I feel so much better when I do not eat it.

2) I am starting to write a book about helping children experience and enjoy the outdoors.

3) I love to sing and play the guitar. When I was in college, I used to play the guitar all the time...I don't play it very often now, but I have been thinking of starting again.

4) Starbucks is one of my favorite places in the entire world. i could sit inside a Starbucks and read and write for hours upon hours...the vanilla lattes are not bad either.

5)Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I love the leaves falling. I think that Aspen trees are the prettiest in the last few weeks before they lose their leaves. Red, yellow, orange leaves just lite up the mountain side. I also love that it starts getting cooler this time of year and I can start breaking out the sweaters and soup recipes.

6) Some people know the number of kids the want in their family...I don't...I could have two kids or ten kids and be completely happy...we'll see what God decides to do.

7) One of my most prized possessions is a set of my Grandma's measuring spoons. They truly touch my heart and make me feel closer to her every time I use them.








This is hard...the waiting. It is so much harder now that we know who she is. We are so, so ready to hold her in our arms and be able to know what is going on in her life. We got an update only last Monday and still that seems like ages ago. The hard part is thinking that we still probably have over 2 months until we will actually be there. Yes, I know that in the grand scheme of things, this really isn't that long...but it is just right now, being in the thick of this waiting that makes it so difficult.

So for now, Father God, grant us the patience that we need to get through the coming months and weeks and grant us the peace to know that you are taking care of our baby girl.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The BBC online has an article today about the magnitude of the need for aid in Ethiopia...check it out if you get a chance. Aid in Ethiopia Article

Monday, October 6, 2008


We got another update and a picture...this picture is the closest thing to a smile I have seen so far!

"She is full of energy and bursting with excitement, that is when you don't catch her sleeping. She has a strong grip, and a beautiful smile, which she shows off quite a bit, especially when a familiar voice is speaking to her"

She gained over three pounds in the last month...praise God! She is still a little one, but she is looking so good in the picture.

I think updates are just about my most favorite thing in the world. Can't wait to be able to share her picture with all of you!