Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Woobie Store- our new project!

Announcing: The Woobie Store where you will find all sorts of cool Woobies to purchase. What's a Woobie? Glad you asked. A Woobie is an affectionate term for a blanket that is used by babies and small children when they need a bit more comfort. These Woobies have the added bonus of all different kinds of ribbons attached to the edge of the blanket. See picture below if you aren't sure what I am talking about.

I am making a few different sizes with a bunch of different fabrics. Pictured above is Ladybug Fleece with Red Fleece backing, Aquarium Fleece with Light Blue furry backing, and Ladybug Fleece with Bubble Animal silky backing.

Why not go and check it out right now?

I am not doing any real advertising, more just word of mouth from friends. Do you have any friends? If so, would you please tell them about my new project and send them to my site? I would greatly appreciate it.

We are getting nearer to our Dossier flying over to Ethiopia! Currently, the Dossier is headed back to Oregon from DC (we think). Keep you all posted!


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Adoption project

We have decided to do a new project! I will be handcrafting some very special items for our new "lovies" to enjoy! Watch for details coming soon! (I gave you a hint already) They are very soft and silky and so much fun to rub fingers and faces on when you need a little comfort. Just wanted to give you all a heads up!


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hey Buddy! Can you spare a dime?

Well, we thought everything was going along very smoothly. The original contract that we signed with the agency was written for only adopting 1 child, so our financial part was incorrect. What that means is that we need to come up with $1800 right now. We are praying and trusting that God will provide the funds so that our paperwork can keep progressing. Our dossier is in DC!! Next stop will be Ethiopia. Please pray with us for the finances, but also in deciding whether or not to adopt two unrelated children of close to the same age or only 1 child if twins are not available. It is a major decision and one we will not make without prayer and discussion.

Thanks for stopping by and praying for us!


Monday, July 14, 2008

Noelle's pictures

In case I forgot to mention, Noelle took the pictures in the slide show. A girl after her daddy's heart.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

A 5 year olds view of Chicago

Go Time!!

Just in case you wanted to see the package being sent - Here you go!

Paperwork Away!

Finally!!! Our dossier will be on its way tomorrow to Oregon for our agency to finish compiling with their additional paperwork. Our notaries are now all happy and state sealed. Here's how the rest of the process may work out:

1. Dossier sent to State Dept in D.C. for authentication (Courier service hand delivers)

2. Dossier then moves on to Ethiopian Embassy in D.C. for their stamp of approval (Courier again hand delivers)

3. Dossier moves on to Ethiopia to be translated and the search for our twins begins!

4. Notification of referral!

5. Scream, cry, praises lifted on high!

6. Chat with Eddie about the health status of our precious babies (I know, I am already thinking of them as part of our family!)

7. Accept referral and await a court date (sometime after October 3rd due to the court closure)

8. Await court date

9. Pass court and get assigned an Embassy date!

10. Go to pick up our babies and spend a few days in Ethiopia getting acquainted with them and complete the Embassy appointment

11. Fly home and start living the dream as one big happy family :)

That doesn't sound so bad!

Let the real waiting begin!


Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fun in the Sun

In preparation for our trip to Florida, we put up the whale pool today. Noelle had a blast. I got my feet wet :) She really enjoyed herself. I can't wait to see how much fun we will have with Auntie Lana and family in the big pool! Enjoy the slides and her different "styles" of sliding!

Pool Party!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Guilty Confession

Do you have any idea how hard it is not to shop during sale season? Since we don't know yet if we are having boys, girls or both, I have tried soooo hard not to buy things. In a moment of weakness, the following occured.

Our day on the town

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo

Today was Noelle's first train ride! We had so much fun taking a ladies day train adventure to shop on 3rd St. in Geneva. We rode the train, shopped at many stores, ate ice cream and caramels, bought fairy dust and a doll ornament, and just had a great time! We are definitely doing this again. Noelle was such a good girl and enjoyed almost every part of the trip. She was mostly patient even though our train was late due to the heavy traffic today from the Taste of Chicago. She wants to go again tomorrow, but we will wait and see. Stay tuned for the slide show and tomorrow's possible adventure!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Today was a frustrating day. We thought it was going to be a highlight reel day of finishing off the dossier and sending it to the agency. As it turns out, we are redoing someof our documents due to notary errors. We hope to attempt a second trip into the city for official completion of the dossier at the end of next week. Here are some photos of the journey. The train ride was fun :)

Paper and alpha created by Vicki Parker Designs. Thanks!