Sunday, February 20, 2011

Family Happenings

We have had so much fun in the snow this winter!

The neighbors make an igloo. This is all the kids on our street. We are so blessed with amazing neighbors!!!

My sister crochets and was featured on a local talk show. She needed models, so Gabbie, Alexa and my niece Lily got to be on the show. You can see the actual segment on my sister's blog ( Here are a few pictures from the day.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Blog Auction

My younger but more creative sister called me earlier this week and asked if she could do an online auction for us to help with some of our adoption expenses. Of course my answer was "ABSOLUTELY!". Jason and I had decided to organize only one fundraiser ourselves, but if someone else would like to organize one we will definitely not turn it down. I hope you will check out her blog. She crochets the most adorable hats, headbands, and booties for infants up to adults. She was just featured on a local talk show. Please check her blog out and consider being a part of her online auction.

I cannot get blogger insert my link so you may have to cut and paste. I am not the most computer savvy.

Monday, February 7, 2011

new numbers and a bit bummed

Our number came today. I had a feeling we were not going to see a big jump, but I wasn't prepared to be at the exact same number. I will admit it was a big let down. I had caught word through the adoption blog world that there had not been many referrals this month, but I was thinking at least we would move one number. Our case worker did leave these reasons why we may not have seen a jump in our numbers:

As you receive your numbers this month we want to remind you all of a few factors that go into the calculation of official numbers.

· At anytime we are issuing new numbers there may be families currently in the referral process. Families are not removed from the waitlist until all their official acceptance of referral documents are received by our office.

· Families may return to the waitlist at anytime due to extenuating circumstances including the difficult situation of losing a referral.

· Families ahead of you on the waitlist may alter their parameters at anytime assuming they have the approval of their social worker as well as our social services department.

I understand these reasons, but it still is hard to not move at all. As I write a song I sang in elementary school keeps coming to mind-

"They wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength they shall mount up on wings like eagles. They shall run and not grow weary they shall walk and not faint. Teach me Lord, teach me Lord to wait."