Saturday, September 27, 2008

E & R are now 6 months old!

Here is a peek into Noelle at 6 months! Enjoy!

On the adoption front, courts open again next week so hopefully we will hear about a court date. After we pass court it can be anywhere from 3-7 weeks before our embassy date and picking up the kids. WHile we don't think it will be a snag, our fingerprints and paperwork expire on October 30. We have sent in for a renewal and should have it within the time frame. We just keep reminding ourselves taht GOd is in control. As soon as we hear about a court date, we will post!


Friday, September 26, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cowboy up everybody

I would really like to win this one as we have the perfect horse to match :)

Sarsaparilla Skirt & Vest GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My Babies have GROWN!

Ask and ye shall receive! We got an update today with vital stats on the kiddos.

Firew: 11.25 lbs (he was 9 lbs on arriving the last week in July)
24.8 in long

Bayush: 7.9 lbs (she was just over 6 lbs in July)
22.8 in long

I found a great metric converter online. It is super easy to use.

I think we are giong to head in the 12 month direction for clothing with Firew, although he will swim in them width wise! I want to hold my babies! NOW!!!!!

Jeanne - a non patiently waiting Mommy with a sick daughter at home who is sleeping so I can't even go and hug her right now!

Gimme a P! Gimme an N! ...

Can you spell pneumonia? Noelle either has pneumonia or bronchitis. She is a sick little kindergartener. :( We are spending the day in bed and watching tv, reading books, sleeping, eating a little, and playing some board games when we have a little energy. So much for school this week. She should be feeling better by this weekend. We were planning a trip to the apple orchard this weekend, and Noelle really wants to go. We will keep you all posted.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hands and Feet

We received pics of the kids! While I can't give you the actual pictures, here is a taste of what is to come. Ruthie has the tiniest feet! Eli is ready for some fist-pumpin fun! Enjoy!

A Video from Toukoul

This is a video about the day in the life of Toukoul orphanage where our children are currently being very well loved and cared for! Hope you enjoy!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Our babies

We had a brief email from the family that traveled. Suffice it to say, our babies are tiny. BUT, they said the orphanage is working hard to restore them to health and plumpiness (okay, I added the plumpiness part). We will get a longer update in the next few days and I will be sure to post it. Also, friends from the adoption agency are all emailing the coordinator to find out when/if we will receive official updates since our process is longer than usual. Keep praying my friends! Sorry - no cute picture for today.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Yours - Steven Curtis Chapman

I love this song and wanted to share it with you all. I can't seem to make it work on the side bar as you lose to much of the screen.


Somehow, USCIS was reading our old instead of new homestudy. That has been straightened out. The actual hiccup is that our CANTS clearance (DCFS) expired and the agency had not yet requested an update. USCIS won't process the paperwork until we have our CANTS clearance. This usually only takes about 24 hours, but because of teh holiday, it is a little more backed up - still shouldn't take past next Monday. We have until the 29th to have it all cleared up according to USCIS. I think we are ok. This will not affect our receiving a date for court as this paper is not needed until our embassy date. It looks like we will be ok.

On a new note, our paperwork (I-600a and FBI fingerprints) expires on 10/30/2008. We have begun the process to request our free one time renewal of these two items. Our court date may or may not occur before they would expire so we are going to get the renewal no matter what at this point. Just when you thought the paperwork was over!!

We are anxiously awaiting word from the family who traveled to our orphanage a week ago. We are hoping for some tiny morsel of information on our babies. Anything would be great! Yes, I am begging - I need info!!