Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I know it's early but...

I'm seeing the Halloween costumes and decorations going up in the stores. We went looking for costumes today and found a whole bunch at the Halloween Store. Gavin picked out a Luigi costume. He looks so adorable!! He does look a bit pregnant with that fake belly!

On the adoption front: Still waiting for our fingerprint appointment from the USCIS! Hopefully we'll get it in the mail this week.

Until next time. :-)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Our 10th Anniversary!

Sean and I went to Seattle for our 10th Anniversary! Our dear friends Mia and Joel gave us a free night to stay at the Hilton. We told the staff that it was our anniversary and they brought us some sparkling cider and chocolate covered strawberries. That was so nice! It was such a nice room! We went to this great pizza place across the street called "Mod". We also had a great dinner and we even tried sushi. Not impressed! And I'll never try it again. We walked all over Seattle. I actually got a blister on my foot from all of the walking! We had a great time! Gavin stayed with my Mom and Dad. It was nice to have sometime without the kiddo....but I did miss him, and I was very happy to see him today!!

I also threw in some of the pictures from the WACAP (our adoption agency) picnic. Gavin and Owen had a great time! We got to catch up with some of our fellow adoptive parent friends! Gavin had his face painted (he wanted a butterfly) and he wanted me to have mine painted too. :-)

The beautiful sunset picture is from our church picnic out at Sunnyside Beach in Steilacoom. It was a gorgeous evening!

New on the adoption front!
We have officially been accepted into the China Waiting Child Program! We paid our first fee to WACAP, and our case manager thinks that we may even have our referral in November! WOOHOO!!

Until next time :-)

Monday, August 9, 2010

At Genie and George's Farm!

Yesterday we went to a birthday party for Sean's cousin Anneliese. We had a great time! Gavin loved running around the HUGE yard. He also, got to get eggs from the chickens, and see their beautiful horses. It was a great evening! We enjoyed spending time with family.

Until next time :-)

Sunday, August 8, 2010


We went to Belfair for the day on August 1st to visit my Mom and Dad since they were camping there. We had a great time! Lucy wouldn't let go of the stick she was holding in her mouth. Gavin loved pretending to play cards with the grown ups.

Also we added to our family.....we got 2 Russian Dwarf Hamsters. They don't stand still long enough for me to get a really good picture of them. Gavin named them...Peanut Butter and Ginger. I think the one in the picture is Peanut Butter.

Adoption news: We got the rough draft of our homestudy report! Now it will go to 2 other people before it is approved and goes to the USCIS. Then we'll get our fingerprint appointment!!

Until next time :-)