Friday, May 28, 2010

Week 7

Boy has this been a great week. It stared out with a meltdown on Monday then went uphill from there.
Tuesday we received EP approval & Kai passed his Orange belt test in Karate. Then Tuesday late in the day we received a well baby check up. Our little bundle of joy is now 18lbs 5oz.
Wednesday was a blur but a good day
Thursday we received an updated picture and boy is she cute. And then we get ready for a trip to the beach to visit Aunt Kathy & Uncle Dan

From now on I will be counting backwards to travel. Our Agency said 4 to 6 weeks but since we are traveling it should be about 4 weeks, YEAH

Yesterday I went shopping but didn't find much. I better get on it or this little girl will have no clothes. I already returned all the 9months things I thought she would be wearing.

More pictures to come soon..

Don't forget to check out our fundraising sight a percentage of all sales form our sight will be donated to us for travel expenses. We recently made some changes and are expecting another with new designs to choose from.

IT won't be long now before our home becomes VERY noisy of giggles and love

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


This is the day, This is the day that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made I will rejoice I will rejoice and be glad it in...... is what the boys and I sang today on our way to school and Kai prayed that today would be EP approval day & baby Tae would be with us soon.

I half expected it today but I'm thrilled, so very thrilled to have only one more step between us and meeting our baby and bringing her home. Bill got the email first then our caseworker called to let me know. If only my meltdown held out one more day as yesterday I was crying to my caseworker about the long wait and the uncertainty of when this baby will be with us. I just needed her home before her 1st birthday and God willing if all moves smoothly now she will just about make it.

Her physical is scheduled for June 9th so we should get permission to travel by the last week of June and Hopefully be there the 1st week of July, maybe we'll even get there for Bill's birthday like he originally hoped for when we first got her referral.

Praise God, I'm just too excited to go to work but off I go.. I'll update more later when we get more information. HORRAY, YIPEE, WOOOO HOOOO, YES YEAH!!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

6 weeks and out of patience

Whining today so you may want to pass this post.

The past few days have been tough. This weekend was Kai's party and too many people asked too many questions about why the baby still wasn't home and what the delay was. At this point I have no answers and I won't be receiving any more information.

I think I'm turning into a whiner :( I'm really tired once again waiting. Patience is a virtue but I have run out of patience. I'm just praying we hear something soon because once EP is approved we still have at least another 4 week before we get permission to travel. Friday will be 9 months since we learned about this precious little girl, I just want her here where she belongs with her forever family.

Ok whining over & I'm moving on to praying and trying to get myself back into the swing of things, there certainly is PLENTY to keep me busy


Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy 10 months from across the world

Today baby Tae is 10 months old and I'm wishing her a wonderful day full of love. I wish somehow she could feel the love we have for her. I'm wondering what she is now doing and how she looks. With each passing day we get closer to holding this precious gift from God in our hands and it just thrills me so much.

If this time last year you would have asked me if we would have more children I would have said no, God has given us so many blessings already. I didn't think it possible that we would be a family of 6 but shortly we will be. And much to Bill's stress I know in my hear we are not done. It stresses me to think about it but I feel like God is telling me there is more to come. I have no idea what that means but it's clear we are not done yet. But for now I'm just concentrating on this chapter of our lives entitled baby Tae, or maybe our Walk by Faith....

Kai turned 7 this week. I can't believe my baby boy is 7. He is growing so fast, getting so big, so smart and really coming into himself. Time moves way too fast for me but I can't slow it down so I'm trying to soak it all in. In our family we celebrate a birthday for a week so Monday was the official birthday, Tuesday Aunt Judy took Kai out to lunch, shopping at Toys R Us and spoiled him, Wednesday we spent the day cooking together as per his request. He was by my side the entire day after i got him form school. We made sauce, sausage, meatballs, pasta, and even baked a cake & iced it. I'm not sure if making the pasta or icing the cake was his favorite. But it's been a busy fun week and onto more celebrating the next few days.

Week 5 update- Yesterday I found out the group in front of us received their EP's so we are in the next group. I'm hopeful that in the next 2 weeks EP approval will come then it's physical & passport that we need to wait for. It looks like about 6 more weeks. I'm getting very anxious as it seem more real each day but yet it still doesn't really seem like it's real.

Still so much to do but then again there is always so much to do isn't there.


I seem to have lost myself in the mountains of paperwork, daily chores and life. Every once in awhile I slow down enough to truly look around me and realize the bliss. I'm so thankful to God for the amazing blessings he has bestowed on me. I pray one day I am able to get life back in order & prospective on a daily basis.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Week 4

Another week has passed and today 5/7/10 brings us to 1 month since our EP was applied for. The program seems to be moving along. So far 2 babies came home from our agency on Monday and 1 family received a speedy referral of a baby girl.

We got some really good suggestions on gifts to buy the foster family and agency workers so now I just need to start shopping.

I talked to the travel agency today and got some not so good news. Airfare is going to run us almost double of what we originally budgeted for times 4 YIKES!!!!! We had thought we would travel April or May but then there were the delays and as of Wednesday this week they said it would be at least another 2 months so that puts us at mid July. The travel agency said we should expect to spend about $2,000 per adult and $1500 per child. Well God brought us this far and he's never let us down before so I believe he will lead us in the right direction.

Last week is behind me with 2 baby showers down and 1 bridal shower. Now I have Mothers Day to look forward to and Kai's birthday then his party next weekend and then Sally's wedding and shopping for suits and dresses for that to keep me busy until mid June so life will be busy & fun.

I'm looking forward to a great weekend and a busy week. Hope I have some new news to share soon.