Monday, March 30, 2009

WAITLIST, WAITLIST, WAITLIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is a baby girl in Ethiopia who is going to have these sweet boys as her brothers!!

You heard it right!! We are officially on the waitlist as of March 27th! We are thrilled beyond belief. Now, we just have to see if we can correct our age preference-(Didn't you know by now, that there is always something....) We wanted a girl up to 18 months old but CIS approved us for a girl up to 12 months old. So, we will see. If it is an ordeal, we are going to leave it-but if not, we would like to go back to our original age bracket. But, nevertheless, we are on the WAITLIST!! Yahoo!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sick of being sick!!

W2 getting ready to play.

Mom and I had on the same outfit-we did not notice it but W2 did!

W1 and baby B-he is so cute!

Well, the stomach bug/flu has invaded the Britt house. W2 has been sick twice and missed 5 days of school, W1 is sick, now, and I had it last week for 5 days. It was awful!! Hopefully, we will all be well next week as we are gearing up for the BIRTHDAY MONTH!!
The boys had their first soccer games last week and they did a great job.
On the adoption front, our dossier is making its way to Washington DC this week and then on to Ethiopia-Hopefully, we will be on the wait list the first of April-only two months after my prediction-ha!! Well, I know that it will be the perfect timing for us when we see our little girls face for the first time!
Have a great week.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


W1 and W2 with Buddy and our I-171H

Praise the Lord-we finally have our I-171H! For those of you who don't know, the US Dept. of Homeland Security "has determined that we are able to properly care for an orphan". This has been over six months in the making and I can't believe this day is here! Now, we wait some more...Thanks for all of the prayers-keep praying, we still have a long way to go!
Enjoy the sunshine!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

You win some, you lose some

W2 with his 1st place pinewood derby car for most unusual.

W1 with his awesome pinewood derby car!

Well, after our "party weekend" W2 had the stomach bug that has been going around. He feels much better now after Pawpaw and Nana brought him some pancakes from the annual Pancake Supper! He won 1st place at his boy scout pack's pinewood derby for the most unusual car last night. In case you can't tell, his car is a hammerhead shark. He was so excited and W1 could not have been more excited that his brother won a medal even though he did not.

On the adoption front, we are still waiting to be put on the wait list. It has been such a long process and yesterday was a tough day for me. One of my friends gave me some very encouraging words and I am trying to stay positive because I know that our child is waiting for us just like we are longing for her.

Have a great week!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Let's Party!

Well, our adoption is back on track-I think. Our revised home study was sent to CIS last week-hopefully we will hear something soon.....The boys are doing great-Dad B went to West Virginia for five days last week and they were so good! I am still recovering but I am so proud of how sweet they were.
Last night we went to a birthday party at a bounce house. The children all had a great time and the birthday girl was so precious. She read every single card and was so excited about all of her gifts. Today we went to cousin T's party at an arcade. W1 and W2 had a blast. I hope everyone gets in bed early tonight-I am pooped.
Well, hopefully, there will be good news next week. Take care!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Snow fun 09

The big hill they had fun playing on!

On your mark, get set, GO!!

Fresh snow.

Hanging with their peeps!

Well, this post is a little late seeing how it is now 70 degrees. Just 4 days ago, the boys were having fun in the snow. We had a great Monday hanging out with friends and sledding. We have not seen this much snow in 4 or 5 years. Thanks to all for the great snow day!!

This week was busy-which is a good thing-it kept my mind off of our adoption. We have had no movement at all since a month ago. I am starting to wonder if this will ever happen-if we will ever travel to Ethiopia to pick up our little girl. I am trying to have faith but it is tough.

We started soccer this week-I am glad we will continue to stay busy on Saturdays. W2 had practice tonight and he did great-he loves defense-his brother is all about scoring!

Have a great weekend-it is going to be beautiful here-in the 70's and 80's! Love it-come on SPRING!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Hanging in there

W2's business that has taken over my den!

W2s' creations

The proud owner!

Radio statio with my tiger den! They were fascinated by the record player!! That makes me feel old!

Hanging out with their cousin

We have had a rainy, lazy weekend. Yesterday was W2's last basketball game and W1 went to see Davidson play with my dad and brother. Stephen Curry is now the all time leading scorer at Davidson. W1 had a blast and is looking forward to basketball camp there this summer. He decided this past summer that if he had another brother we should name him either Stephen or Lebron. For a girl, Lebrona...he cracks me up!

W2 is now in business! For those of you he knows, be prepared, he is selling bookmarks. He bought a laminator last week and has been working constantly on bookmarks. He is so cute and so serious about his business-he was up this morning at 8:00 and has recruited Dad B and I to help. He is so artistic and creative while W1 is athletic-it is funny how they are so different-I can't wait to see what kind of personality Baby B has.

Well, we are waiting for the snow but I have my doubts. Be safe!