Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Waiting Game

I dropped off our completed packet of paperwork for our annual update today. Now, we wait for our social worker to contact us to set up a time for the home visit (side note: it seems ridiculous to me that we have to do that EVERY YEAR). It seems like all we do is wait. Wait for the baby. Wait for this or that to come back. Wait for so-and-so to complete paperwork for us. Wait on the agency to do their part. Wait for the baby. Anyone who knows me, knows I am NOT good at waiting. But, that's just the game. Hurry up and wait.

This weekend, I'm excited to have a 3 day weekend! Of course, I'm always excited when I get a 3 day weekend. I'm going to start on the wall border for the baby's room. I've already taped it off. I'm hand painting it. Don't get excited...I am NOT an artist (I can't even draw an even stick figure without one arm being longer than the other). It's going to mimic one of the patterns on the crib bumper. I'll show pics when it's done. It'll take a while. Lots and lots of little bitty dots.

I got the changing table painted last weekend. It looks much better! Now we just need a crib and a dresser :-)

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I am definitely one of those people that fumbles whenever I see someone famous. This morning, I got to do the coolest thing, and I'm still starstruck so I thought I'd share ;)

Steven Curtis Chapman was a guest on 94.1 The Fish this morning. If you don't know, Steven is this guy:

He's an amazing Christian Music artist whose been around for ages. If you don't listen to Christian music, you'll probably remember him as the one whose 5-year-old chinese adopted daughter, Maria, was tragically killed in the family's driveway a few years ago when their teenage son was backing out of the driveway. Horrible story!

Anyway, he is also the person who started Show Hope, the organization that has given us the $5,000 grant for our adoption. Well, when I heard him this morning on the radio, I called in and got the priviledge to thank him personally for starting Show Hope, and for making our adoption possible. I have to say, he was the nicest person! And, yes, I did cry....oops!

Ok, so this probably isn't a big deal to most people, but like I said, I get starstruck very easily! :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

For this post, words aren't necessary. Just watch these 2 videos:

This one


This one