Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I love little girls!!!

Have you thought about adoption?

Adoption is such a miracle. Have you thought about expanding your family with one of God's little miracles?

Just wanted to give my readers something to pray about!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A poem for our sweet baby girl!

Congratulations to Joy and Javier who passed court today! They are adopting two little ones and are an amazing couple! Check out their blog!

We got a court date yesterday and I'm so happy! I am also so full of other emotions. It's hard to explain. It is a weird feeling to miss someone you have never met. I can honestly say that I miss our baby so much. My heart aches to see her, hold her, sing to her, play with her, and pray with her. (it will be nice to put her in girls clothes too) It used to be more of a feeling of excitement but it's more than that now, it's an ache in my heart. It does help to have a court date and know that their is a day to look forward to. In the meantime, I will pray for her every day.

I found this poem:

May you be safe while you're waiting...

May you be safe and sleep soundly through the night
May you be safe as you wake to the morning's light
May you feel our love from so far away,
May it comfort and protect you throughout each day.

We will pray for you my little one,
Until our time of waiting is done.
We will pray that the Lord keep you safe from harm,
Until the child of our hearts becomes the child in our arms.

Author: Anonymous

Monday, October 27, 2008


A lot of fun stuff happened this weekend but I only have time to update you on one thing...

WE GOT OUR COURT DATE! Dec 8th!!!!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Let me start off by saying, we did not get a court date. :( But we did get an update on our daughter. Yeah!!! They sent us 2 new pictures and a medical update. She is healthy. She is 5 months now and is 11.5 pds. She is 22 inches long. The doctors report said that she can roll from stomach to her back and she is imitating sounds. It was so awesome to read that she is progessing but it was also so hard because I am missing so much. I am so happy that she is healthy.

When Rick saw the pictures of her he thought is was a different baby. They had her in boy clothes and a blue blanket. It looked like her to me because I was looking at her face. She has grown some more hair. It was so funny because it was slicked down to her head like a comb-over. lol. She is so cute!!! Don't worry honey, I will put you in girls clothes!

Court dates are becoming slimmer before the year ends so I keep praying. In the meantime, I will continue to stare at her pictures!

In the meantime, We head to Kansas City this week for a baby shower that my friend Cindy and my mom are putting on for us.

Come on court date!!!!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Teenagers, gotta love em' Part 3: TP'd AGAIN!!!

(This is not our house,just an example.)

It was 1:30 in the morning on Friday night. The dogs were barking like crazy. I thought they heard the coyotes outside and were barking because of that but we should have listened. Five to ten minutes later the door bell rang and it scared the begeezes out of me. Rick and I sprung out of bed to see what was going on. Rick saw no one outside when he looked. As he opened the door, we saw it! OH MAN!!! Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Are we the only house that these kids have to TP?

I can't figure out if our teenager, Savannah, is really popular or not liked. Either way, I'm tired of cleaning up the mess. Ironically, Savannah wasn't even home so guess who got to clean up the mess? Well it sure wasn't the man with the sling on his arm. Oh man....Teanagers, gotta love em?
Still no court date...

Friday, October 17, 2008


I was tagged by B and Tania!

Here goes....7 Random things about me.

1. I had an afro in 5th grade. (A bad one)

2. I have 6 brothers and sisters. 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

3. I won a beauty pageant in high school in the glorious city of Palatka, FL. Whoo..Hoo!

4. If I see blood, I will most likely pass out. (Thud)

5. I don’t like the word JUICY. (Shout out to

6. I have lived in South America.

7. I have Flat feet and I do mean FLAT! Thanks Dad. (But I still shove them into high heels every day)

I am tagging:

Next Season on Dancing with the Stars....

Someone sent this to my email! LOL!!!! I told you it was amazing what people can do with photoshop! Look at my picture on the side, I'm actually 60! lol

Thursday, October 16, 2008


So a friend of mine, JT, wrote a really funny comment on my last post. (Feel free to go read it) This morning I got a follow up email from him saying this,

"Hey… as you wait (painfully at time no doubt) for your baby girl, I thought this would amuse you:"

Then he included this picture:

That is so funny! How did he find that????
He let me in on the secret:

Thanks for the good laugh JT! Such a funny guy and a great realtor too by the way!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ho humm.....

Still waiting for a court date. All of the October dates are gone and the November dates will probably be gone soon. I spoke with our agency yesterday and they are trying. (I don't know what that means but I'm sure they are)One of my God given gifts is NOT patience so maybe this is a lesson. HHmmmm???

This is my patience level, especially when golfing...

Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Romans 12:12 (RSV)

It is so hard to know that my baby girl is ready to have someone hold her and love on her and I can't because of legal reasons. Bummer!

Thank you Lord for Your will being done in Your timing! Amen.


Other Shout Out's...

What's going on this week?

I think today marks one month that Rick has not smoked. I am so proud of him for quitting! If you know him, please email him and give him a big pat on the back!

Monday was our 7th Anniversary! We have been through a lot in seven years and I love him more now than ever!

My sister Autumn had a birthday on the 12th and my brother Josh had a birthday on the 14th. Happy Birthday Sis and Bro! I love you!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Shout Out!

I would like to give a "Shout out" to Leah! We have a yahoo group for all the people adopting from Adoption Avenues and Leah is one of the families adopting. The group has turned out to be a huge support system and are becoming great friends. Anyway, Leah offered to ship a package to Ethiopia to our waiting babies in Ethiopia. Its not cheap but she still wanted to do it for us. So a bunch of us shipped stuff to her and she stuffed so much into one box that I didn't even think was possible. Check out the pictures at her blog of all the stuff that we send to out babies and the orphanage kids and workers. Amazing! Thanks Leah!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Order in the Courts!

Well, the have been open for a few weeks now in Ethiopia and we still await to be assigned a court date for Ayana.

A lot of court dates have been issued for our adoption agency to other families but they are going in the order of the date that the family recieved the referral, which is fair. There is a little back up from the courts being closed for two months. From what I have read online, all of the court dates in October are gone now and they are now assigning Nov court dates and Dec travel dates. (Nov dates will go fast too)I want to have her before Christmas so badly!!! It is killing me. But I still stand in the Lord's timing for His will is the only way. I will let you all know when I find something out.

In other news, my agency requested a medical update on Ayana and new pictures so we should have those soon. I can't wait to see her sweet face. "Mommy and Daddy are coming soon sweet pea!"

Now I will go back to praying for a court date and try to get some work done! :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I need help from all the mommas!

I need HELP!!! Ok, I registered for a baby shower that Cindy is having for me. It has been 13 years since I had a baby in the house. So PLEASE help me with a few questions for our registry.

Ayana will be aprox 6 months (I hope we have her by then) She weighed 8 pounds at her 3 month check up. I know some of the basics but I'm not sure about others.

Do I need a swing?
What else do I need to entertain them at that age?

Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to give. I had no idea just how clueless I really am until I went to register.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Yes, I'm alive...Barely

It's just not like me to be away from the blog world for so long. It has been quite a couple of weeks. I don't know where to start. Rick had surgery on his shoulder and knee and then he was hospitalized after the surgery with pneumonia. He was getting better but today he started to get sick again. I think he worked too many hours last week and may have overdone it. I was afraid of that.

As for me, About 5 days ago, my arms and hand started to go numb and my neck and shoulders were in extreme pain. I went to the doctor and I went in for an MRI today and I will see a specialist on Oct 8th. I may have to have surgery. Dang Yoga! J/K

So Rick and I are in sad shape. My friend wants to have a baby shower for me so we had to go to Babies R Us last Sunday to register and we were not feeling well. I kept shaking my hands and arms as if I could get the numb to go away and his arm is in a huge contraption and he is making noises of pain. If you can just visualize us walking through the store like that. I swear people must have thought we had Turrets Syndrome. (without the cussing) Pretty funny now that I think about it. Rick is still not smoking, I'm so proud of him! We are both trying to get healthy before the baby comes.

As for Savannah, the norm. Lots of school, cheer and gymnastics. She was out of school today for Fair day. Can you believe that get to take a day off of school to go to the State Fair?

I have also been busy doing a lot of fundraisers for Steve's family. Most of you remember me writing about my friend Steve that passed away. Our office is trying to raise money for his family and the medical bills. We did a huge rummage sale at the office parking lot. We told everyone to donate and the whole town was coming by the office to donate. It was so cool. We eventually could not see the floor at the office. It looked like a retail center. We had to price so much stuff. I now have a new respect for people who work at goodwill and have to go through other people's stuff. The good news is that we raised 5,000!!! I think that's amazing for a garage sale! We are so tired! Praise the Lord. Realtors from my company have pledged more money out of their commission checks and Realtors from other companies have even brought money. It brings me to tears at how the community has come together. Steve had that kind of impact of people. Now God is enjoying his amazing spirit.

Also, about a month ago, my assistant Lindsay moved in with us. She has become a good friend. She is in college and Lord knows I don't pay her enough and she needed a place to stay due to some personal circumstances that I won't talk about on this blog. She has been a life saver the last few weeks helping during the drama. Lindsay's mom, Geri bought Ayana some presents. So cute...

Another family that is adopting from Adoption Avenues, is sending a care package to Ethiopia and she is letting some of us put things in there for our babies. Thanks Leah! I sent our baby girl a drool proof photo album with a teether as the handle. I put our pictures inside so she would have us there with her and she is on the cover. I also sent two sleepers, a little toy and a blankie. I also included a lot of toothbrushes, toothpaste and diaper rash ointment for the orphanage. I hope she gets the stuff but if she doesn't no harm, the other babies are in need too. While I was gathering the stuff to get it ready for shipping, one of the agents walked into my office and saw all that ointment on my desk and they gave me the funniest look then said, having problems? Ehwww...NO, it's for the babies! Good grief. lol

I had to blurr out our sweet girls face due to rules at the agency.

There is a rumor that the courts opened a week early in Ethiopia! OMG! Even if they didn't, they were scheduled to open this week anyway. So I am praying that we get a court date soon!!! The attorney who our agency uses is the person that will request the court date. I hope he has the paperwork done. He has had time, I would think. ??? Anyway, of course, I will stalk my email until I get a date!

Well my hands are going numb again and I need to check on Rick. Good night. Please keep us in your prayers.