Adopting Isaac

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Someone’s Timeline

Here is a timeline of someone in our agency adopting a 6 month baby boy. This is what our timeline will probably look like… Again our dossier was sent to Ethiopia in December.

July 7- Dossier sent to Ethiopia
Jan 15 - Referral
March 8 - Case submitted to court
April 5- Court date
May 5 – Travel

I know a lot of people wonder what the hold up is to referral or what happens after.. Hope this helps :-)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

NPR Melissa Fay Greene

On the way to S brothers house I heard Melissa Fay Greene speak on NPR. Although this is an older show and I am sure most of you have heard this for those who haven’t enjoy!!

Monday, May 28, 2007

More Clothes!

We're back from Jacksonville and man, are we tired! We went to Busch Gardens on Sunday for 7 hours... I haven't done that in years!

While we were there Christine drags out this MOVING box FULL of clothes for both Isaac and the orphanage... Thanks so much Christine and Nate, we love you so much!!

Can you spot Waldo... I mean O'Malley? :-)

Thanks again!! Here's to another long week, even with today off...


Friday, May 25, 2007

Darfur Petition

Thursday, May 24, 2007

No News

Thanks everyone for the Birthday wishes!! I appreciate it all :D

No news regarding Isaac unfortunately. *sigh*

We are leaving for Jacksonville tomorrow evening to visit C's sister and brother-in-law. This should be a nice distraction to the long weekend. We are going to Busch Gardens :D yay roller coasters!!! It will be nice to see them and her other sister as well, I love going to Florida to visit them. We were hoping for a referral before we went down, but what are you gunna do right?

Anyway, just wanted to post to let you know we are still with ya! Have a good and safe Memorial Day long weekend... no drinking and driving!!!


Monday, May 21, 2007

Happy Birthday S!!!!

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

More Stuff.. Thanks Vanessa

We've really been amazed with our friends and family, even people we don't know giving us stuff for Isaac, new and used. This stuff is from Gavin (walker is from Kim) someone we have never met.

This one is from Grandpa Ziggy :-)

Thanks again to Gavin and Vanessa!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

No news

Nothing going on here... Life is pretty much at a stand still waiting with anticipation for a referral. I asked S the other day “has anyone gone in the mental hospital because of waiting for a referral” we had a good laugh but secretly wondered. We are nowhere close to crazy now but give me a couple weeks LOL We have been staying busy I painted a mural in my friends baby nursery I will post pics later when she adds the finishing touches. Maybe I should go into the mural business? Well anyway just wanted to post that we are still alive and in spite of the tortures wait we are doing well.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Next Year!

Mothers day went better then I thought it would :-) I thought we would be sad cause we don’t have a referral yet but we stayed busy and hardly thought about it! I hope all the women out there that are ttc or adopting had as easy of a time as we did. Next year will be our year girls!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Physical Stuff Done (Isaac's room update)

So yesterday and today we finished putting up the shades and putting together the rocking chairs... I got to use my dremel and drill >:) This concludes all the "physical" type stuff we have to do, now its just getting sheets, breathable bumper and changing table pad. I know you all are DYING to see the pics lol, so without further ado...

this is as you are walking in the door of the room

the shades

This is to show you how the shades work, its not the kind you pull down and they kinda shoot up.

the changing table, sans changing table pad at the moment

And finally, the chairs :)

I'm telling you guys, I'm in love with this room! the shades, chairs and rug pull it all together, its wonderful, so vibrant and happy. The only thing its missing is Isaac...

Friday, May 11, 2007

FREE Build-A-Bear for an Orphan

On May 19th, Build A Bear (the store in the mall where you can make your own stuffed animal) is hosting a Build A Bear for an Orphan. You and your family can create a bear and all the bears will be given to children who are waiting for their Forever Family. Please help support adoption and even better you will be giving gifts to children... who doesn't like to do that?!

check out these links or


Also, to all the mothers or mothers-to-be out there, Happy Mothers Day :D


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Dr. Seuss blue rocking chairs

My mother (yes my mother who must be getting more comfortable with us adopting?!?!) bought me Dr. Seuss blue rocking chairs for the babies room / outside.
I got the chairs cause they match the blue but also thought in a couple months if he is over the rocking thing we can put them outside :-) So my mom got me 2 chairs and 2 over stuffed cushions that match perfect together and the walls :-) Here is what they kinda look like. When we get them all put together I will post real pics of em which will include the nice fluffy cushions as well.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Small Update

Talked to the agency.. They said the same old thing “you are getting up there” I know a lot of referrals went out in the last couple days so we got to be moving up right?!? After many calls to the agency over the last month or so I have reason to believe we are on the to 5. Now if that means the wait is a couple days, weeks or months I have no idea?!?! Just depends on how many babies they have sitting at the nursery.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Tag 7 random things about myself

Meg tagged me :-)
7 random things about myself

1. I used to be a ballet dancer
2. I broke my arm on a ceiling fan while dancing doctors called it a night stick fracture LOL
3. I take at least 2 baths and 1 shower a day
4. I hate tomatoes and ketchup bluck
5. I have 2 sisters and all our names begin with a C
6. I work from home and don’t get out of my pj till 4:00 everyday
7. I am a scaredy cat (example) I dont like the dark because of ghosts, being outside at night because of aliens LOL I don’t believe in these things but the scary me just the same.

I am going to tag...

5 McC Kids
Waiting for our Daughter
Waiting to be a Mother
Lesson Plans to Baby Carriages

Sunday, May 06, 2007

10 months

10 months today since we sent in the application to begin adoption. Feels like a million years ago! If this was a pregnancy I would be having an elephant :-)

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Update on Dad

Its been a while since I posted an update on dad. They are taking a break on chemo for a while, his cancer is still going into remission and next thursday he goes for another PET scan. His appetite is coming back and he ate a full meal the other day! Thats about it... so yay! I hope it keeps getting better :)


Friday, May 04, 2007


Well I started jumping at every phone call today LOL I am sure this will be my life until referral LOL I hope the weekend brings some anticipated relief!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Mother’s Day

What are you all doing for mother’s day? This is our first time celebrating it in the reverse roll. We talked to the agency yesterday and we have reason to believe that we might (might) get a referral before mother’s day. If we don’t get a referral by then I still want to celebrate it.. So any suggestions?? I think it needs to be big. Adopting we don’t get too much of the traditional baby stuff.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


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