Thursday, February 26, 2009

Say What?! Part TWO

Well, as expected at this point, we have yet another delay with our adoption. As of Feb. 6th, home studies in NC have to be written in a certain way and ours has to be revised... I am honestly afraid to ask, "WHAT ELSE!!!" Because I am sure there will be something else. Negativity has set in, folks.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Well, we received a phone call from our adoption agency today saying that as of last week (when our home study made its way to CIS) a new form is needed before CIS will issue the last piece of paper we need before we are on the wait list. I am trying so hard not to be discouraged but it is so hard, especially since it has taken us so long to be approved and we worked so diligently on our paperwork. I just knew that we would be on the wait list this week...

We had a good weekend. The boys played basketball again (this weekend is the last game) and W1's game was so intense-he did great and they won at the last second. W2 made another basket and it was beautiful!! Soccer practice started today-looking forward to many Saturdays outside watching the boys play!

On Sunday, we went to cousin T's house for his birthday party. It was alot of fun.

Today, Nana and I went shopping for spring clothes for the boys-I had to sneak a peek at the girls' clothes and can't wait to start buying some pink outfits!

Please pray that this new bump in the road passes quickly...I don't know how much more I can take! Have a good week.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hoping to hear from CIS soon!

W2 playing his new Nintendo game-

Our 2 pups trying to get in the house-they can't wait for summer time at the lake when they can lounge in our lake house.

W1 playing Wii. We bought Wii fit and it is tough! I jogged for 3 minutes and could hardly catch my breath...maybe it is time to exercise?!

Our new sunroom-in progress-it is so much bigger than I thought it would be-I can't wait to have it finished! It will be the perfect place to keep our daughters' toys that are downstairs-Who am I kidding-they will be everywhere!

Hi everyone! We had a conference call with our case worker yesterday and our home study has been sent to CIS and KBS Dossiers. Now, we are waiting on one more piece of paper and we are on the wait list! It is going to take longer to receive a referral than we originally thought but we are glad that all of the work on our end is finished. Now we just wait....

We had a great weekend. The boys spent the night with Nana on Friday night so Dad B and I could go out for dinner-we turned in early-we are so tired by Friday! The boys had games on Saturday and then we went bowling with their cousins-I forgot to take pictures!! They all had a blast! W1 lost a bet to his older cousin and has to wear a Tarheel shirt the next time they are together-Yuck! We don't own anything light blue!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Gladney Approved-Home study on its way to CIS!

Hallelujah!! We are Gladney approved and our home study is on its way to CIS!! Hopefully, we will be on the wait list soon-maybe by the end of the month! One step closer to our princess.

We went skiing this weekend with the boys' scout pack. We had a great time and I actually remembered how to ski-it has been 15 years! The boys did great-W1 loved it-W2 liked it-but spent most of his time helping up this little girl who kept falling down-That is my little Romeo!

W1 had some tests run today because of headaches. Thankfully, his bloodwork looks good-now we are waiting to see if it is mono.

Hope to have some more good news, soon!

Friday, February 6, 2009

A great night

W1's hero!!

Last night, we went to watch W1's favorite basketball team, the Davidson Wildcats. We had a great time at the game-thanks Pawpaw-and were very close to W1's hero, Stephen Curry- He was so excited and W2 enjoyed the game, too, even though he said, "I should have brought my DS." He had some popcorn and was happy. Well, no news on the adoption front-maybe next week. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

We are still here!

W2 said he was going to tell his teacher it was a bad hair day-it took forever to get his hair to calm down!

Watching the snow!

W1 after he became a bear scout!

Our annual Valentine picture.

Happy Birthday B!

Well, I was hoping to have a post titled, "We are on the wait list!" but that is not the case. We are still having to do revisions to our dossier but I hope our home study will be sent to CIS soon.

We had a "snow" day yesterday even though there was not enough snow to sled or play in. It was so cold so we stayed in the house most of the day. Dad B is working on our new sunroom and mudroom! I am so excited about the mudroom...he was talking about putting two lockers in there for the boys and I quickly reminded him we would need THREE!! Sometimes it is still so hard to believe that we will be a family of five!! Our washer is kaput so we bought a new front loading washer and dryer yesterday. Who knew that one day I would be excited about a mudroom and new washer and dryer!!

We had our boy scout pack meeting on Monday night and W1 advanced-he is now a bear scout. It was such a neat meeting. W2 is doing a great job in scouts and I hope our little den will advance to tiger scouts in April.

It was my brother B's birthday celebration this past weekend. W2 said he was going to torture his uncle until he got a new girlfriend! I can't believe B is 24. I remember like yesterday when he was my boys' age.

Oh, on Sunday W2 - my little partner in crime- wanted me to announce to the congregation that we were adopting. Everyone was so excited and I was surprised at the number of people who did not know.

Well, hopefully, I will have a wonderful update next week!