Friday, July 30, 2010

Play Dough Fun!

Gavin and I had fun the other day playing with play dough in the back yard. He had never seen the stuff before. He had fun making "pasta". He wanted me to make cookies! It was such a great day!

I also had to post the funniest picture ever of my dog Lucy. She is crazy in love with her ball. As you can see she even sleeps with it in her mouth!! And as you can see for some reason she loves to lay in my flower garden!
Here is our attempt at growing green peppers and tomatoes. Hopefully more will grow soon!

Still nothing new on the adoption front.

Until next time :-)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Day Hike

Today we went to Snake Lake. I love it there because the hike isn't too big for Gavin to do with us. He is a good little hiker. We had a great time. I got some good shots of the turtles in the Lake.

Nothing new on the adoption front.

Until next time :-)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Homestudy done!!

This morning our social worker came to our house to do our homestudy! It went great! She said that she has 3 homestudy reports that she has to do before ours, so hopefully in a month it will be done. Then it has to go to the "China Team" at our agency to be approved, then it has to go to the head supervisor there to be approved...then it will be sent to the USCIS to be approved, then we will be given a fingerprint appointment. When we get our fingerprint approval then our dossier should be sent to China. As soon as China "logs" us in our agency can match us with a child! So hopefully either by the very end of the year, or early next year we should know what our daughter looks like!

Sean and I also have decided that we are going to request a child with a cleft lip and or palate. We feel very happy with this decision and feel that it is the right direction for us to go into.

We also think we might name her Amarah.

Until next time :-)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Passports arrived!!

Woohoo!! We got our passports in the mail yesterday! Still waiting on Gavin's passports! I'm so glad they came before our homestudy this Wednesday!

So, after I dropped off the mound of paperwork at our adoption agency last week as I was walking out to the car a ladybug landed on my Mom's arm. (Those of you in the adoption community know the ladybug signifigance). So, I'll count that as good luck!

Sean, Gavin and I (and of course our Lucy) went on a beach hike today. We had so much fun! We found this great beach fort that someone had built. Someone sure put a lot of effort into it.

3 days until our homestudy!!!

Until next time! :-)

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July 2010

We had a great 4th of July! We went to our dear friends the Russel's house to celebrate! The kids had a great time! Later that night we walked down to the beach by their home to watch the fireworks. We were really surprised that Gavin was still awake!

Sean had his 30th birthday on July 2nd! We had a big BBQ at our house! He can't tease me anymore about not being in my twenties anymore!! He had a wonderful birthday and thank you to all that could come!!!

Tomorrow I am driving to our adoption agency to bring them another pile of paperwork to be sent to China. Next Wednesday is our homestudy (when our social worker comes to our house to "interview" us and to check out our home). We can't wait!!!

Until next time :-)