Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope everybody had a fantastic Thanksgiving, and if you ventured out into the craziness called "Black Friday" I hope you got the best deals you could with out any black eyes!  :)

We are looking forward to this Holiday Season!  We wish all the happiness to you and may all your Christmas Wishes come true!  I know what WE are wishing for!!! (HINT:  it's tiny and will turn this couple into a FAMILY!)

Friday, November 19, 2010

So far, so good!

Well, it looks like things are going quite well!  We are chatting with the birth parents via email and enjoying getting to know them a little better.  We are cautiously optimistic at this point and hope with all hopes that this goes on without a problem. 

I'm going to repost this picture...
Notice the white dresser is NOT the one we got from Babies R Us.

This dresser is very special to me.  When I was a baby and my family was just starting out, we didn't have much.  However, my father bought this dresser for me.  It was originally just a pink dresser.  My mother being the artist she is drew pictures of Raggedy Ann and Andy and glued them to the sides of the dresser.  She used the piggy banks on top of it now as a guide to what she wanted to draw.  I have had this dresser with me ever since!  When I was in high school, we repainted my bedroom and I painted this dresser white but made sure not to cover up the art work on the sides.  And, now it's proudly going to be used in my baby's room.  And, as our room is prepared for the baby, we are ready...
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.   -John 14:3
I hope everybody has a great day!  Keep praying for a happy, healthy baby and for him to grow up in a good home!  Give us the ability to continue our new relationship with the birth parents, and wish ALL the happiness in the world to them!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

THAT was a pretty good day!

The meeting went REALLY well!  We feel pretty good about it all!  I'll post more later..

Okay?  Okay!  Love ya!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nursery Time!

So, with the news from Nov 3, we finally got going on the Nursery!  Here is how the room started...
This is the room as it was our Guest Room.  Caribbean colors of blue, orange, pink and lime green!  Yes, that's a giant Dolphin Stuffed animal.  His name is OOPIE (pronounced oh-pee - long story...).

It took four people at different times durring a couple of days to get all the stuff out of the room!  But, we finally got it!
 The, I got FANCY and bought some stencil material for the cricut, found a GREAT grass shape on the Mickey and Friends cartridge and painted on the grass.  Love how this turned out!
 Close up of the grass
Once the grass was finished, we started on the clouds!  Linda came over to help me out. 
 So, the clouds are half finished here and even though the ones on the wall look like whip cream, I still LOVE THEM!!
 Then, Friday (11/12) we got our furniture from Baby's R Us, and they SO IKEA'ed us!  We had to put each and every piece together!  Amanda helped put this together...
 And, finally, we finished!  All the furniture is set up, the walls are painted, we have a stroller and car seat system, so we are ready to go!
And just as we finished, our social worker, Jan, called us to confirm we are still excited and ready to go to Beaumont on Tuesday!  So, we are so excited we can barely breathe! 

Keep praying!  I'll let you know when I know!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

This is REALLY Happening!

So, I promised I would write more.  So, here goes.  This is a bit long, but it's worth it!!!

Yesterday we went to a meeting at our adoption agency, a support group for waiting parents.  It was nice!  We had a few snacks, learned what was going on with the agency, and were able to share stories and feelings and ideas about what all of us are going through.  We all were able to discuss openly what's going on in our wait and offer and hear advise from others.

The evening was winding down and people were beginning to head home so we waived to the social worker that we were heading out and she signaled for us to wait.  She seemed like she really wanted to talk to us, so we waited, even though we needed to be heading out to get home.  Once all the other couples left, she took us in her office to discuss what was going on.

Back in September, we received an email about a couple who were looking for adoptive parents for their baby.  We were asked if we wanted to be considered for the situation and we said yes.  We never imagined in a million years that she would pick us.  Yes, thats right, you guessed it, we have been PICKED!!  We were all so shocked and amazed as to what was happening.  To be faced with a reality of something you fantasize about is so exciting that I have no word to expalin the excellent feeling I'm having!!!!! 

So, the next step, we are going to be meeting the Birth Parents on November 16th.  This will be an exciting meeting.  I'm already nervous about it and not sure what to expect.  If this meeting goes well, meaning we are willing and they are willing to continue with the process together, Dean and I will be parents to their baby.  Here's the really shocking part.  She is due MID DECEMBER!  Yes, I said December!!!  We are talking about 6 weeks here! 

Here's a picture of us after we got home.  I couldn't stop crying all the way home!!!

This is a really scary and exciting time for us.  At this point, this is not a sure thing, but we are confident in our social worker and trust her judgment that there is a good chance this may be the one.  We hope with all hope that this is the right situation for us.  Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers that this is the right situation for us.  And, if it happens to not be the right situation, pray for us to have the strength and courage to continue this journey.  We know we are going to find the just right situation for us and all involved!

God Bless!  Love ya!  I'll keep you Posted!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


The most exciting thing happened today.  I will write more later!  Love Ya!