Monday, March 30, 2009


We got our referral call today for our Annsleigh and she is an absolute doll! Precious! She is 5 1/2 months old, and has the chubbiest cheeks and the most kissable little lips ever! Oh, and rolls on her thighs! We are soooooooo in love!!!!! Will post details of this memorable day later!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Nope, It Was Not Us....

6 (I think) very lucky families got a referral call yesterday. All were toddler and older and sibling groups and boys too, except there was one 3 month old baby girl. I really am happy for all these families, but very confused as to if and when this will happen. Trying to do better about not starring at the phone and not even jumping when the phone rings an outside line at work. Its really strange to feel in limbo. Just when you think we should be so excited to be at the top of the list, we are downright frustrated. Feel like we arent supposed to question if they still have our file. And know full and well that it just is not our specially selected baby's turn. Anyway, I just dont want this to get into a possible court date when the rainy season comes in August and everything comes to a screeching halt.

Monday, March 23, 2009

42 ____________'in WEEKS NOW!#@*^#/!

You fill in the blank!.......Thats all I can say!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

40 weeks!

Well, we have just finished hitting our waiting of 40 weeks now. Sorry this blog is just so boring, but it is our adoption blog and there just is not anything going on. I could post about random goings ons in our lives that have nothing to do with getting Annsleigh, but that is not the purpose of this blog. So, I will just leave it at that. Just a post about a whole lotta nothin. I cannot even verbalize the irritation already in everyday that passes without a call. When someone asks me if we heard yet, I smile and say on no, just waiting. Still waiting! When all the while I just dont even want to talk about it anymore. I guess that explains the lack of any blogging. I dont even want to talk about how nothing is happening. I do know full and well that God is doing a whole lot behind the scenes, but I just cant help but know that my sweet baby is just laying around in a crib in a dismal orphanage probably crying hungry and is maybe third or fourth down the row to be fed. Or, worse, having a bottle propped in her mouth while she sweetly lays there with no warm mother holding her up against her. No mother's hand in hers as she eats. No mother nuzzling the sweet little rolls under her chin when she is burped. Burped! Forget that, she probably is just having to lay there and burp herself and spit up all over her already soiled clothes. Okay, I just gotta hold her. My patience is gone. Lord, give me patience and peace of mind to know that You have it all under control! AMEN!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

We Got the Call! ( In Brads Dreams!)

This is kinda funny. We have been so obsessed with getting the referral call, that it is even in our dreams. Last night Brad dreamt that Toni from CHI called us with the referral and when she told us she was getting ready to e-mail the pics, I told her "NoNoNO! Dont do that! We want to be surprised when we go to Ethiopia to pick her up"!!! WTF!?!?!?!? Now that would be insanity! Thats what we are living for now, that picture. 1 picture, just 1 picture that we will cling to for months. I thought that was too funny!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Waiting 38 Weeks!

Here we are at the 38 week mark of our wait! Still waiting. Then we will get the call and impatiently wait for our courtdate! Then impatiently wait to travel! Its all about hurrying up to wait wait wait and wait some more! But, still smiling here! Everyday is one more day closer. There were 4 children referred today! A sibling group and an 18 month old boy and a 2 month old girl. So, God is definitely at work!