Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Remember those cute little aprons Rebekka was making to raise money for her adoption? Well... the bad news is you can't buy them anymore. She couldn't sew fast enough to make it worth her time, but the good news is... she has created some more adorable things for you to buy!! Go to her shop and help bring Beda home!!

Monday, August 23, 2010


On Friday we sent our Dossier to the secretary of state to be "state certified". We should be getting it back in the next couple days. Then we send it off to our agency. Soon after that we'll get word that we're officially on the list for a baby boy!! Thinking about a 10 month wait is a little overwhelming, but my friend Becca inspired me to make a paper chain. Every link represents one week of waiting. I'm not sure if this will make the wait any easier, but I think it will be a fun way to track our progress.

Friday, August 20, 2010


Today is special for a couple reasons... one, we finished out dossier and sent it off to be state certified! Yippie! ...and two, today is my dad's birthday!

I told you about my mom around mother's day, and you were probably a little jealous because she's the coolest mom ever! Well, you're about to feel jealous again because my dad is awesome too :)

A CRAZY smart business man, he has grown his roofing company to be named the #1 roofing company in the nation by ABC roofing supplier. First and foremost in his heart is to love and support his family. I know this because he has been committed to loving and supporting me for 27 years now. As I get older I have a better understanding of how hard he's worked and I can see that he's made sacrifices in order to provide for us.

All that and more! This man is FUNNY, talented, sensitive and very athletic.

FUNNY: He comes up with words like "Hirstwhile". A word that, to him means "meanwhile", and is now the new nickname for his dog Molly who seems as if she's always waiting for something to happen.

TALENTED: He can play the piano beautifully... and by ear!! I love sitting and listening to him play and a lot of times, when I go visit he plays "Somewhere Out There" for me - one of my favorites as a little girl.

SENSITIVE: It's amazing that my dad can totally be a man's man and at the same time he LOVES shopping, candles, Celine Dion and would choose to watch a chick flick any day over an action/suspense movie. ha!

ATHLETIC: This guy is in better shape than me! He's the best golfer I know and he works out every morning! Even if he's on vacation!

He talks about little Arthur a lot. Even brags to his friends about how he will be a grandpa soon! Can't wait to see these two together! We are a lucky little family :)

Happy Birthday Daddy! I love you.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Remember that to-do list from a few weeks ago?? Got it all crossed off and now we're just waiting to get a couple papers in the mail so we can send this thing off and officially be a waiting family!!

Waiting on fingerprint approval forms and a certificate from the hospital saying we attended the newborn care class. Come on USPS, be good to us!

Friday, August 6, 2010


Saw this today on my friend Meg's blog today and thought it would be so great in Arthur's room. Might help him comprehend where he lives and where he's from at a young age :)

Get it here.