Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Nothing much going on.... we are still waiting... on pins and needles. 

Right now, we are trying to get through Daniel's play - he is one of the leads in a big play that everyone is talking about and excited... if you are local, I hope you go get to see it.

Also, if you are local, Im part of the Downtown Art Walk on Sept 5 - I got paired with Deep South Pout, so that should be fun. 

Once the art walk and the play is over (next weekend), then we can fully concentrate on the adoption - and hopefully we are getting our travel approval soon... Daniel and I cannot wait!

We still have to get the house clean, stock the pantry and finish packing and then we should be ready to go... :)



Friday, August 23, 2013


Since no one commented on the last post, I guess no one is really reading anymore.... which is fine, I guess.... I use this for myself anyway, to keep track of dates and such.

We found out that our Article 5 was picked up yesterday, and we should get our notice on Monday - yall!  that is the final piece of paper before we travel, so now we are waiting on our travel approval and it could be anywhere from 2-4 weeks, so yeah, I think we are traveling in September.

Im so super excited.... yay..... soon, we will be traveling.

Still tons to do before we leave though - finish packing, finish getting what we need for the trip, double check all paperwork, clean the house, stock the pantry and get everything ready for when we will be gone.

Crazy... and I cant wait!

Friday, August 16, 2013

New pics!

We just got this new pic.... isnt she gorgeous and hasnt she grown?!!! 

From her updated measurements, she hasnt really grown that much, but she does look less like a baby and much more like a toddler... :)

We got our Visas back yesterday... awesome!

So now all we are waiting for is the Article 5 which should come next week and then we get travel dates... we are so excited.... :)

Happy weekend!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Nine years ago today, I was in a hospital room.... its Gabe's birthday... my first born, and I cant believe he is 9 today.... crazy!!!

I sure do love that boy and he is such a little man after my own heart.

Besides that, the kids have been in school for almost a week - and they seem to be liking it so far... and for anyone that was wondering - yes, we transfered them all to a new school - the elementary where their daddy teaches and its been really good so far.

I asked for another update on Willow today so hopefully that will come soon - I cant wait to see how much she has changed since the last pictures, oh my heart!

Gotta make this quick... its busy today but didnt want to go a whole week without blogging again... :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


I cant believe its been so long since Ive blogged... I promise Im not ignoring yall, its just been so crazy lately... :)

Today was Daniel and the kid's first day back to school... Im hoping it goes well - I cant wait to hear about it when they get home.

Also, Friday, my work gave us a shower for Willow and it was one of the most amazing experiences Ive had - we felt very loved in that moment and it was just amazing to have people really be happy for us... we kind of missed out on that with Wallace's adoption, so to have it this time was just wonderful.

Also, my mom actually took Wallace for a few hours... that was pretty great too.

So far, no word on the Article 5 or our Visas, but we are holding steady.... still thinking we are traveling in September - and August is fastly filling up with things to do before we leave, but its mostly great stuff, so we are excited.

 Am hoping to get most of our stuff packed this weekend - it will make me feel better to have everything ready to go beforehand, so I can think about anything we might have missed and still have time to pack it before we go.

We have had so much good in our lives lately... we feel beyond blessed and we are so excited that we are getting so close to our new daughter being in our arms.... eek!!!!!

Thanks for hanging in there with us... I will try not to go so long between blogging next time... any questions for us?