So, we have a free weekend finally! What did we do? Oh, nothing too exciting. We went to IKEA to see what kind of couches and if they had baby furniture. The couches were good, we got to look at some Kitchens, and they didn't have much in the baby furniture department for babies. SO, we wend diving up 45 to Spring and The Woodlands.
We found Baby's & Kid's First Furniture! Wow, what a place! We had a blast looking around at all the furniture and getting ideas and such. Here are a few we were looking at.
I really like the sleigh cribs! This one has a safty gate on the front. Looks nice!
This one is great, it's a 4 in 1 which is what we are looking for.
This was a weird looking crib! No, didn't like it at all!
Dean really liked this plane. He had a Big smile - COOL!
This is the one we liked the best. It comes in a more natural finish which is what we are going to get.
So, there you have it! The only weird thing about going crib shopping when you waiting to adopt, well, you are not pregnant and I would say every woman in there was! So, everybody was looking at my tummy and wondering! Ha! Oh well. We now know what we want and what to look for so we hope to get something soon! We really need to clean up the room and get it ready!
Ever have one of those photo moments that you just cannot believe that you have to take it! Well, here is one...
To quote Bill Murray:
"Dogs and Cats living together - Mass Hysteria!!"
Pixel even has the remote as he is DEFINATELY the Alpha Pet in the house. Can you Believe he is 15 years old! He is older than ALL of Dean's middle brother's 8 kids! On that note, Jack is 9, so he's older than 4 of them. Buddy's only older than 1 of them.
Today, we had our home visit. We were really nervous and have spent the last two weeks getting the house ready for the big meeting. We were a little worried when the social worker called and said she was going to be late, but fortunately, it all worked out for the best! We had a great afternoon of discussing our lives with her, and she gave us great tips and things to consider for the next phase of the process. We both felt it went really well.
So, what's the next phase of the process? Well, most adoptive parents will say this is the hardest part. We are now officially waiting. Waiting to be chosen. Wait Wait Wait. We have turned in all our paperwork and our birth mother book and are ready to go. So, to keep us busy while we wait, we are going to transform our guest room into a nursery! Sorry, all visitors will have to sleep on the sofa bed from now on! We have to first get all the stuff out of the room that doesn't need to be there, and do some painting to get everything ready, then we will get the furniture.
Today I learned a dear friend of mine passed away this weekend. I have not seen her in a few years, but think of her often. We met while I was living in Colorado, we worked together in my first "real job" out of college. She was a wonderful friend and was there for me at my must needed hour. Most of my best memories of my time living in Colorado have her in them. From Holiday parties, including Halloween to Christmas cookie party, to gossiping over lunch about work, to all the hours we spent together scrapbooking, to just sitting around chatting. She was a wonderful, beautiful person who was truely an Angel here on earth.
To my dearest friend, Errika. You were a beautiful, wonderful, cheerful person. You are and will always be missed. God Bless you and your family, as I cannot imagine the pain they feel. I love you, Eriika!
This was at Eriika's Halloween party in 1999, me as Queen Amidala, Eriika as Marge Simpson, and another friend as a cat.
Renee, Eriika and Dayna at Dayna's 27th Surprise Birthday Party
And, for my 29th birthday, Eriika gave me a Star Wars Trivial Pursuit Collectors Edition.
I love Halloween and I love decorating for it! I went to Michaels the other day and all the fun Halloween stuff was on sale, so I got theses candles and decorated them. Going on my table. The stickers are Martha Stewert and so very cute!
This is just the beginning of my table center piece. I'll update when I get more!
Wow, been a while! I cannot believe it's already October! So, here's whats up...
Adoption: Sept 27 was our individual meetings, where Dean and I were interviewed alone with Jan. We did it all in one day, and wow, that place is really busy!! However, we both feel it went quite well! And, I've already volunteered for the Christmas Party they have for the Birthmothers. And, I'm gonna get people at work to help! Hey, it's 8 hours of volunteer time!
We have turned in our Birthmother book. It is so awesome! I really love it and Dean was very proud of it as well. So, now we are less than 2 weeks away from our Home visit. We have a bit more paperwork to do and then we are ready and waiting! Here's to Hope!
Scrapbooking: well, I'm going to Croptoberfest on Oct 16th and cannot wait! I had to miss the August crop, which is the first event from my CMC that I've missed in like 2 years! Total bummer!!! Howevr, I am almost finished with my Cancun album. Hope to finish that at the crop and then I'm going to work on my brother-in-laws Disney album! it's an 8.5 x 8.5 album, so it's a weird size, but it will be fun!
Crafts: Being October, I'm all in the mood for crafts! I made the cutiest candles the other day! Next I'm going to do some pumpkin deorating! Saw a really great idea online I'm going to try. Once I get it all up, I'll post some pictures!
So glad fall finally decided to show up, it's been really cool in the mornings and only getting up to low to mid 80s. YEY!