"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Saturday, June 20, 2009

June 30th!

Our agency wants to show our information on June 30th. That means that day, our home study, pictures, and intro letter will be presented to the state of Washington and various case workers who represent the children! Wow, right!

I had to get some new pictures printed, as the last 8x10 collages I made for our home study were from last October... little A had his long shaggy hair, big A didn't have his glasses yet.... everyone looks different! I kept the family pics, but updated the ones of the boys and added a few new family pics. I had to type up an intro letter, and then bind the letter and our pictures and home study into clear vinyl books, 5 total, so they could flip through our info. This is what presents us to the caseworkers and the state, so it had to look good!

Monday morning the packets will be headed off to our agency to be presented for the first time on June 30th! We are so excited!

I added my Etsy site to my sidebar. I finally got some new dresses up, and I'm working on a super cute little apron top! I am really loving making this stuff! I wish I knew our girls size.... I can't wait to make clothes for her!

Friday, June 5, 2009


Well, not much new going on here with the adoption. I spoke with our liason at our agency and we were told that they very much want to show our home study this month. So you can imagine how much more weight my prayers were holding. Of course we aren't expecting anything so soon, but wouldn't that be amazing?

In the meantime I'm keeping myself busy... I started up an Etsy shop! I've always loved crafting, sewing, crocheting. I've put many things on this blog, but I think its just easier on a site specifically for selling like Etsy. So far its going great! Check it out... http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5720083

In other news... big A turns 7 tomorrow(6/6)!His party is at the local roller rink! They went rollerskating for school this year and he talked non stop about it. So it should be a good time, lots of friends coming. He also 'graduated' from 1st grade last week, and is now officially a 2nd grader! I really hope his love for learning and school continues. Next year will be his last year in the primary school.

Little A is... well... little A. He's getting so big, and he's so funny and sarcastic (really I have no idea where he gets it from... LOL!) He's goofy and smart and silly... that kid is going to be in entertainment! He makes us want to laugh and pull our hair out all at the same time. He starts school next year too, one day a week, and he's really excited. He's so different than big A, he likes to color and draw, cut paper and glue stuff together. He's really creative and has an imagination a mile long, whereas big A is very practical. He'd rather read or do math, work, stuff like that. Its funny to see how polar opposites can grow from the same genes.

So we could use prayers, that our home study is fully approved and that its shown this month. And mostly that our little girl, wherever she may be, is being taken care of, is healthy and safe.