Monday, December 29, 2008

some wonderful news to end this year

Hoorah! According to Rumor Queen, there are referrals coming out ! Agencies are saying that they will make it through February- and we should expect ours at the end of January!!! How exciting is that, I ask you? What a wonderful way to end this year- we have been waiting for so long, and praying so hard, and we are finally seeing the end of the tunnel. How awesome is that?
We are so excited for everyone who gets to see photos of their babies this week!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

again I say- how much longer?

I have to say it- it is really getting depressing. Knowing that the CCAA is only giving referrals at the rate of two days a month- it makes you wonder. Do they just want us all to give up? Is there a method to this madness? I know it takes a lot of faith, and I have been using an awful lot of that here, but my goodness! We have been waiting for Stella for over five years! This is amazing. I know she is worth the wait, I know our time table and God's are not the same, I know that there is a reason for all of this- but oh my soul- we are ready.
Our dear friends in Texas bought us a beautiful baby bed for Stella- we are so excited about getting to use it!
To get our minds off our troubles, the three of us hopped on a plane last tuesday, and spent a few days in San Diego- Legoland, to be exact. It was too much fun. Everyone we encountered was so nice and friendly- making us want to make this a yearly trip, at the very least.
So, as of today, November 30, 2008, we are 17 log in days away from our referral. We are still being told to expect her picture in March- so, hold on, sports fans!!! This is going to be a fun ride!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

okay- how close are we now?

We are waiting to hear the latest referrals- of course, I know we are not going to be in this batch, but hopefully, we will see how close we are getting. How amazing would it be to get our referral in November- and go get baby Stella in December? I think the idea of getting out of school for Christmas holiday and not going back to school after---- sounds really amazing!
Today is my sister Karol Ann's 50th birthday- woo hoo! She is pretty fired up about going with us to China- and we are pretty happy about it, as well!
So, hurry up , referrals! And Happy Birthday, K'lann!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

latest referrals- fast or slow?

The referrals came out this week, and now we are up to Feb. 9, 2006. I would like to think that we are moving at a nice , fast pace. I don't really know yet, and will not know for sure until we see the referrals for October.
We are so happy for all of the families who did get their photos this week! What a wonderful feeling ! Sooner or later, we will be there with you!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

waiting for more good news

according to our sources , there is matching going on right now. Everyone said China would shut down during the Olympics, but this may not be the case, afterall. I know there is no way they will match fourty days of log-ins, but anything would be nice!
School starts this week- sad to say it, but we will have to miss the second day of school, since we have to go renew our fingerprints AGAIN. Gee, the last time we only went to school on the first day was when we left for Ukraine for Sam! I am determined to see this as a very good sign!

Monday, July 7, 2008

july 7, 2008

It has been very exciting today to see the referrals that have been given. With today's batch, we are officially 40 LIDs away from ours- wonder how long that will take?