Sunday, June 27, 2010

Momma to pre-teens soon!

Ok, it totally blows me away that I will be a mom to TWO pre-teens soon! Probably before my next birthday and, no, I'm not sharing my age....

Wow, I'm thinking of all the great things we will do with Adam and Megan....some things are basic-"everyday" type stuff, reading to them, cooking with them (I plan on my sons being able to cook basic stuff- more than just "boil water"!), playing in the back yard, taking them to the park, swimming with them. Also, I can't wait to plan their first birthday parties with our family. I can't wait to take them on family vacations! I can't wait to take them to the zoo! I can't wait to take pictures of them! I can't wait to give them hugs! Getting to put up our Christmas tree this year with Megan and! Picking out their Christmas stockings! To tell them "I am your mom" (I even learned it in Chinese!!)

There is one thing I'm NOT looking forward to...teaching them algebra!!! I homeschool and math and I have never "gotten along" so this should be interesting....

Oh yeah, I put new photos of Megan and Adam on the "sidebar" of our blog...check them out!

Have a great night all...


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

We have our I800!!!

We have our I800s yesterday. This is the approval from the US govto allow us to bring Megan and Adam to America! We will be mailing these documents, and about 5-6 other documents, to our adoption agency today. I believe this is almost the last paperwork we need to send to China. We have to submit visas for Mark, Abby and myself so we can travel to China but that is not until closer to the travel dates. We have paperwork that we will be bringing to China. I belive this is all the paperwork until we arrive in China. We will have a lot of paperwork to do in China to finalize the adoptions.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Megan's birthday party!!

Here are a couple of pictures of Megan's birthday party. It is traditional for birthday cakes to have fruit as decorations...much healthier than our Icing flowers!! I am so glad that Megan looks happy at her party.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Megan's China....

Since China is 12 hours ahead of us, right now it is 9:00 am on June 10th, which is Megan's birthday. We ordered a birthday cake to be delivered to her for her birthday. I hope she gets it on her birthday. Tomorrow our family will celebrate Megan's birthday here. Megan was born 12 years ago. Somewhere there may be a Chinese woman and man who are missing their little girl. I know there is a American family who is missing her. This birthday is different for Megan, this year she knows she will be adopted and she will be adopted with one of her good friends. I pray that this is a comforting thought for her. Please join me in praying for Megan, that she will have a good birthday and that she will be comforted if she is anxious about her adoption.

If we get a photo of her with her birthday cake we will post it.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Babies in a nest!

We have mockingbird babies in a bush next to our fence. They were still in their eggs a couple of days ago and I think they hatched today. If you look to the right of the photo you will see one egg that hasn't hatched yet, it is brown and blue speckled. We have to be cautious because mockingbirds are not known for their gentleness!

We have no new adoption news for the moment. Still waiting....

UPDATE: The mockingbird babies are gone. It appears an animal got to them last night. :-(


Thursday, June 3, 2010

The many faces of Brian!!

My girls are spending the day with their grandpa so I'm home with just my "little man" today. I thought I'd take a few photos of Brian's cute face. Yes, I do know the definition of "few", it's just so hard to stop taking pictures of Brian. (He's not mad in the next to last photo, he's just hamming for the camera!) He's a cutie! I also thought I'd throw in a photo of his cute little feet.