Sunday, May 31, 2009

1 month down

Well, we have now been officially waiting 1 month to be matched to our little boy. At times I get the feeling ours can be a quick match, meaning we could know who he is next month. Then and more often I get the feeling that we could be waiting past rainy season. See, if we get matched real soon we could potentially travel during the early rainy season. The rainy season will only affect us negatively if we get matched before August then we will not have a court date until October. Okay, this is probably really confusing. Basically, I would love to beat the rainy season, but a big part of me says it will all be after. The average wait time for a child is 4 months. Anyways just pray for our little boys health, his development, his biological family's situation (AIDS, poverty...relinquishment), and us as we prepare our home for him. We hope to start next month really getting the boys' room ready (bunk bed, purge toys, closet space...).

1 yucca plant in our back yard

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Things to Do

In no particular order my list of things to do:
1. Pray for little brother (wait time for a referral is 4 months, pray for early referral)
2. Pray for Kellar as he finishes out his mission trip he has been gone since the 11th of May will be home on the 24th
3. Finish 08-09 school year, should be done next Friday the 29th (doing school over the weekend in order to finish)
4. File, file, file stacks of paperwork
5. Shred from stacks
6. Go through kids rooms, we have too much stuff
7. Make more strawberry jam
8. Make another to do list

Monday, May 11, 2009

Beach Fun

Elijah quote "I love new little brother, but when he comes homes I will love him as much as Ashleigh."
A couple weekends ago we were at the beach for CCF staff/family retreat. Our family took a few minutes and enjoyed playing together.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We are on the waitlist!!!

We received the official email last night. We are on the waitlist. This actually took effect 5-1-09, our caseworker was out of town. We are all very excited! We need to finish our 10 hours of training while we wait.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Dossier Update

While at the CCF staff and family retreat this weekend we got word that our dossier is complete!!! It is now on its way to DC and then to the Ethiopian Embassy and then onto Ethiopia to be translated. We should be hearing real soon about the waitlist. Wait time for a toddler is 4 months, so say by September we should know more.