Wednesday, November 14, 2007

CCAI to the Rescue!

OK, I have been reassured by CCAI that we will probably have no problem in the Review Room because of our interim adoption, and if we are questioned, a simple home study update should take of their questions. Woo Hoo - I am happy!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Somebody Smack Me!

I am a wreck because I know we will be in the Review Room soon, and we recently submitted a change to our Adoption Petition. We originally requested a boy or girl, but changed to a girl because we are doing an interim adoption for our son from Guatemala. Well, this means our revised Adoption Petition and Home Study don't match!!! Our home study says we have NO CHILDREN, which technically we still don't... UGH! I wrote our agency tonight and will wait on pins and needles to see what they say. I cannot wait to be out of the Review Room - in my mind that is the final frontier and then we truly just wait...

Friday, November 09, 2007

One Year LID Anniversary

Well, yesterday marked one year since we received our official log in date (LID) from China. Dan and I are enjoying a long weekend in Charlotte, NC to celebrate his birthday, and last night we went to Dean and Deluca wine bar for tasting and tapas. We toasted our little Chinese angel and celebrated our journey to bring her home. We know one day she will be with us! :) For those of you still waiting like we are, never give up until we bring our babies home!!!


Saturday, November 03, 2007

Still Participating in Secret Pal Exchanges!

We are coming up on our 1 year LID anniversary and still have not made it through the review room, nor has the wait sped up. BUT... the one constant ray of sunshine is the Tea Monkey Secret Pal exchange I have been a part of since its inception. I ADORE shopping for baby girls. :) The spoiling I receive in return doesn't hurt either. ;)

I was THRILLED to return home from a business trip to find a package from my Secret Pal in Round #3. Dan told me I had received a package and I was so-o-o-o excited and looked forward to opening it all week. :) My pal did a GREAT job spoiling me with a capital S!!!My package had bath products for me, an adorable red pantsuit for my baby girl, lots and lots of scrap booking supplies, Chinese dress wine cozy, a gorgeous pewter picture frame, soft book of Lilo & Stitch, fun CD for car rides and a beautiful custom card! WOW!!! Thank you so much SP, you made my week! :)

Birthday Picnic


I share my birthday with the adorable Kunde twins, Jadyn and Jenna, and we celebrated together this year with a very fun picnic at a gorgeous park near my home. Michele and Baby Ava joined us for the very fun day - the weather was beautiful too! :)