Thursday, June 27, 2013


It's been mentioned that we should start learning some Spanish. HA! I quickly sent an email letting them know that I took multiple years of Spanish in high school and college. To 'brush up' I have started using Duolingo on my phone. Great app for those who need to practice!

I doubt I will need a lot of verb conjugation for Miss Rose, but it's good to have a little knowledge.

You can try it out here: Duolingo

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

God Is Good

We have been approved to adopt from C@l@mbia!!!!

A Little Excitement

Mondays always bring the potential for excitement. Each Monday, I usually send an email to our agency to ask if there are any updates in our case. This week I was busy - cleaning. I went about my chores and considered writing that email in-between jobs. I didn't... but, around 11 am, I received an email anyway!


Yesterday our agency was verbally informed that our caseworker at the ICBF has REVIEWED OUR CASE!!!

That's HUGE. That means that at any time, our official letter could be sent. That means that our YES (or no) could be on our way at ANY TIME!

See?!?! Exciting!!!!

Of course we are hoping for a YES, but we will pray that GOD'S WILL BE DONE. Not ours. His plan is always perfect.

And some fun... a few photos...

Best Daddy - Father's Day

My Precious Angels

Friday, June 14, 2013

A Wonderful Distraction

School is out for summer. My boys have been a wonderful distraction in this time of waiting. We spent two glorious weeks at the beach - and I soaked up every minute watching them playing and having fun. I am trying to keep a happy balance of keeping them busy and letting them relax. We're planning future adventures for the weeks to come - maybe more time on the shore?

Paul and I celebrate our tenth year of marriage next month, so we have entered the stage of planning what to do. Maybe a party? Maybe a trip? Maybe I will pull my gown out of the closet and stuff myself back into it???

So as you can tell, we are still waiting to hear from the ICBF regarding our second addendum. From what we have been told, it's sitting on the desk of the caseworker, waiting to be reviewed. I send a weekly email to our agency, asking for an update. I know that they would contact us if they had any news. For some reason though, I look forward to my Monday email to them. It helps mark the time that has passed. Each Monday I can say - another week down, only ___ more to go.

Now, some photos to enjoy!