Tuesday, July 29, 2008

She's Home :o)

The Boys ANXIOUSLY waiting her arrival. . .

Saying hello for the first time. . .

I didn't get very good pictures, and this was all I got :o( I am sure there will be many other photo ops. :o) Lourdes travelled w/no problem. In fact her flight arrived a little early, from Chicago. Today was a long day for her. She just now went to bed. It is 7am on Wednesday morning in Spain right now. YIKES. We are all crazy tired, so off to bed we go. Thanks for all the prayers.

Off to the Airport :o)

Well here goes nothing. . . :o)

We are off to the airport to pick up our first daughter.

Thanks for all the prayers.

I will post homecoming pictures ASAP :o)

Getting Closer :o)

Lourdes should be somewhere between Germany & Chicago right now. She will land in Chicago around 3:15. Her flight for Nashville takes off @4:46, and she lands @ 6:21. We can hardly wait. :o)

Thanks for praying for her safe travel.

Monday, July 28, 2008

24 Hours

In 24 hours we will be @ the airport hugging Lourdes for the first time :o) I can hardly believe it, and can hardly wait.

Please pray for her travel. She will be boarding a plane @ 7:40am Spain time. That is 12:40am Tennessee time. She will arrive in Nashville @ 6:21pm, following 3 different flights. That is going to be a lot for anyone let alone a 15 year old traveling alone. Thank you in advance for your prayers.

Homecoming pictures to follow soon :oP. . .

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Let the Paperwork Begin

Today we had our phone orientation w/our adoption agency. It was basically to give them a little information about us, and for them to answer any questions we have. I started getting some of the paperwork together the 1st of this month. I got a list of most of what we will need to complete our home study, from the social worker that will be doing the study for us. I have almost everything checked off of her list, but our adoption agency has a few of their own requirements. I printed off about 50 pages worth of info/papers to read & sign today. :oP It gets me feeling a little overwhelmed, but I am thankful that God has given me a peace about the time line. I know it will take up to 3 years, so we are not really trying to "rush." The three years doesn't start until we are through w/this part of the paperwork, though.

I wanted to have all the papers filled out & turned in to the social worker to start our study by the end of this month. I am not sure if this will happen, because part of the paperwork we are left to do is medical forms. Doctors offices take their own time, so we will see. I am also waiting for my birth certificate. I was born in Rhode Island, and they don't do anything on line. I sent for it July 1st, and still don't have it. I requested Tim & the boys birth certificates, and our marriage license the same day on line. I had them 3 days later! RI needs to get w/the electronic program.

Thank you to all who have already been praying for us.

P.S. Lourdes comes in less than a week. Please pray for her & her family as they prepare to spend a year apart. She travels all day next Tuesday. Leaving Spain @ 7:40 in the morning, stopping in Germany & Chicago. She will arrive in Nashville after 6pm.

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Nice Cold Pepsi & a Hershey Bar :o)

After cleaning all day, I am finally done. :o)

Now I will enjoy a nice cold pepsi, and a hershey bar.

Cleaning. . . . . . UGH!!!!!

Anyone else get tired of cleaning? It has been a while since I did a deep down house cleaning. I got started this morning, and 3 hours later--- I am no where near done. . . UGH. I wish it didn't take so long. Thought I would take a quick break, and bore you w/a goofy post :o)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

13 Days :o)

I added the family sticker, after seeing it on Ashley's page, to the top of my blog. I thought it was cute :o) In just 13 days I'll need to add Lourdes. Can't wait :oP

Friday, July 11, 2008

Help Me Not Feel So Crazy

Ok. I was all set & ready to take my children to the Cumberland Science Museum. I was just waiting on my Dad to come look at something on our camper. He comes in we go straight outside, and I am out there 2minutes (if that). I hear screams from in the house. No one is injured just pure boy aggravation going on. I am over the boys living to see who can aggravate the most. I came back in to say we were not going anywhere today, and you'd have thought I cut off their arms. Then they begin trying to reason w/me about how they will be good, if I will take them to the museum. I am standing my ground. We are not going anywhere. Can I get a little mama support here? Anyone else having similar attitude issues @ their house? Pray for me. . . It's gonna be a long day.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

13 Years Ago Today. . .

I find it wild to think that 13 years ago today I was preparing to marry my soul mate. It has been such a wonderful 13 years. Sometimes it seems so much longer, because I was just 16 when my sister introduced me to Tim & we started dating. We've been together ever since. I thank God for Tim. He is a wonderful husband & dad. In fact he has taken the boys on a 6 day father/son camping trip. Happy Anniversary, I love you Tim.
Here we are 13 years ago. . .