Monday, November 23, 2009


Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone,
But still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute,
You didn't grow under my heart - but in it.

-Fleur Conkling Heylinger

I come across this poem often. So sweet.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Special Delivery!

The doorbell rang this morning and to my surprise it was a delivery man holding a huge box from our agency! It was full of books, magazines, and a ginormous binder full of a whole bunch of helpful information! I can't wait to take the time to put the kettle on, dive in, and geek right out!

A couple days ago M & I got to review a draft of our homestudy. It was kind of weird reading 20+ pages all about us, our past, our present, our hopes, etc. We reviewed it, made some small edits and then hand delivered it back to her. The wheels are in motion!

Tonight I'm making M a special dinner of steak, crab, mashed potatoes, asparagus, and bearnaise sauce. Classic! After dinner we'll order a movie. Fingers crossed for "The Ugly Truth!" I love me some Rom-Com with my surf & turf! Who am I kidding! I love romantic comedies all-the-time! :)Seriously, I make M sit through the most disturbingly sap ball movies. You know the ones W plays on Sunday afternoons...lifetime movies? He's a great sport though. We trade off Delta Burke movies for Ice Road Truckers!

Oh! This weekend we are putting the trees(yes plural)up and decorating the house!
Pics to come!

M.xo

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Yay!

Big news! We've completed our homestudy! We are so relieved. Homestudies are tough! Our AP (adoption practitioner) told us that she's happy to recommend us and thinks we are going to be fantastic parents! Such great words to hear! This process is such a rollercoaster ride but boy when you're up, you're way up! This is actually happening!! It's hard to believe sometimes because it's too awesome, you know? The other day we were hanging out with our niece and two nephews and I walked by a mirror with "G" (the youngest) in my arms and did a "Oh! Hello life!" lol. They are great kids.

I'm going to keep this entry short and sweet because I am typing on the iPhone but I just had to share the great news!

More updates to come!