Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I think I now have it that anyone can comment. I know a few of you have told me that you tried and were unable to. Now you should be able select "anonymous" and be okay if you don't have a google account. If you do have a google account, you can sign in with that to comment. I hope I am making it sort of clear. Have a great day and thanks for all the support!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lessons from a 5 year old

I really have little to offer here, so I will share a cute story from this morning. The kids were talking about adoption, again, and it turned interesting. It started because Maicy was at the jewelry store with Steve yesterday, (yey for me!) and go figure, Steve's phone rang. Maicy took that as her job to talk with Grant (jewler) and tell him that we will be getting a boy- younger than her, we just don't know when. Grant of course, was very interested in Maicy's story I am sure! So, Steve decided to ask her about it this morning. We were surprised that she said a boy, because all along, Jackson has wanted a boy and she wants a girl, very typical. But she told Jackson that if he wants a brother then she is fine with that because she wants whatever he wants. (Yes they are perfect angels like this all the time and never ever disagree! Oh wait, I have to go pry them off each other a minute) Anyway, Steve took that chance to tell Jackson he really thinks 3 girls would be better-- imagine that reaction! Jackson said that we would go to the poor house or something like that with all those girls around! To which my ever wise, too smart for her own good, oh so sweet when she wants to be, 5 year old said "But Jackson, we will be rich with people! That's what matters" Out of the mouths of babes.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Well this is embarassing! I just realized that the Van Zee blog on the left is wrong! I don't know those people at all! Maybe they adopted a new baby, but I don't see anything about that really... whoops! I will change that!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

We got the homestudy in the mail today!! Yeah!! It is all official!

Here Goes Nothing!

So, here we are! I decided to jump feet first into the world of blogging! I don't know if anyone will ever read this, and that's okay. I feel like I need a way to keep people updated on what goes on in our lives, especially with the anticipation of adoption. I will do my best to keep everyone updated on the new events. For those who don't know the whole story, Steve and I decided to last year to adopt via the foster care system. We fully believe that this is God's plan for us and that He will guide us through it. It is scary, it is interesting and it is exciting. We finished up 10 weeks worth of classes to complete our training and now we wait. I will say the classes were very interesting and I would recommend them to anyone who wants to be a better parent! It is worth the time you put into it and you make great friends in the process. Here is where we are at now: So far, on Saturday we did receive our foster license and and Adoption Notice of Decision-- I have no idea what that means exactly, but I know its good that we have them. Basically it all means that our phone could start ringing at anytime and those difficult decisions will come very soon. We still don't have our completed homestudy in the mail, but I am patiently -- or not-- waiting for that to happen. I hope you will find this helpful in our updates on this exciting journey and that you will pray for us as life takes an interesting turn in the next months or years.