While waiting for Maggie, we are picking up her brother in Africa!

Monday, September 29, 2008


We are 1 month into our 5 to 7 month wait for referral! Let's pray the wait time stays the same!

All else is fine around here. We had a great weekend with friends and family! Saturday, Baylee went to a Girl Power Rally hosted by the YWCA. She had an awesome time!

Saturday evening we went to a Chinese Moon Festival get together. It is alway so much fun to see all the families who have their children home, are in the paperchase phase, or in the waiting for referral phase. I never in my wildest dream imagined that we would still be going to these get togethers without a baby after more than 2 years. The wait time for our China baby continues to grow. It is so sad, for all the waiting forever families, but mostly for these babies waiting for us. These get togethers do keep it real for us though because they remind us that it will happen..........eventually!

Sunday was a special day because the people I hold most dear to my heart were at my home for dinner! My mama, daddy, and sister, Lynn were here as well as my Grandma Margie and Richard, my Grandma Brown and Chet, and also my Aunt Vic! We had a great time. I am so blessed with family and friends!

Me, Queen of Pictures, did not take 1 picture of any of these happenings. Can you believe it? I am ashamed of myself. I guess I got too caught up in enjoying everybody!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Verse for this week!

But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." -Habakkuk 2:3

This verse was posted on our yahoo adoption group board. It is so appropriate. I am soooooooo learning that I am not in control. It is all about God and His perfect timing.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

State Fair Fun!

Yesterday, we went to the State Fair of Oklahoma in OKC. It is a September tradition for our family to go and to also go to Disney on Ice while we are there. This year Disney on Ice was High School Musical 1 and 2!! It was a lot of fun! Baylee thought it was one of the best we've been to. We invited our longtime friends, the Morrisons to go with us. Lori, her daughter McKenna, and Baylee and I all went on ahead to the city first to get some shopping in! We met Mac, Brian, and Lori's younger 2 children later for lunch at On the Border. Yum! Then we went on to the fair. Brian was a little excited to get out of Disney on Ice this year and hang out with Mac doing "man stuff", while Lori and I took the kids to the ice show. I have news for him. With 2 more little ones in our future, there will be many more Disney on Ice shows ahead. He is a good sport though!! It has been raining cats and dogs the last few days. Today, however, it is just beautiful!! We have all the windows in the house open. It sure seems like an early Fall. It will be really tough if it gets hot again before Fall truly gets here! It is hard to believe that we are already half way through September. It will be time to start making Halloween costumes soon. I love Fall.

Well, it has been over 2 weeks since we were officially DTE (dossier to Ethiopia). I want the wait to fly by, but I just can't wish the days away. Every day that God gives us is too much a gift to wish them away. My baby, Baylee is growing up way too fast. This is her last year in elementary school and if I wish for our wait for baby Eli and baby Maggie to hurry up and be over, I am also wishing Baylee to get older and go to junior high! Yuk! I don't want that! So, I think the best thing to do is to just enjoy every day as it comes,........to look forward to what lies ahead, but relish the present, which is so good too. We are truly blessed. Thank you God!