Saturday, January 31, 2009
well in 8 days our big journey begins. we leave for estonia to bring home our precious little boys. to be quite honest my nerves are really bad now. i keep thinking what if the judge doesnt like us (mainly me) and these precious little boys dont get to be our sons. what happens then. this whole adoption process has taken 362 days from the sending in application to begin to the courtdate. we packed the gifts for the caregivers tonight . all that is left to pack is steve and my clothes. we wait til the last minute . i got all the exiting documents and anything i thought we might need everything is seperated for each boy. we need prayers , not only for us and the boys but for my mom who isnt feeling well ( if she dont feel better before i leave it could make my trip very stressful) Arly will be home with her and they both have learned to use skype to talk to us while we are gone.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
well after a long night at the ER with my sister. i had an early morning call from Barbara telling me the judge has decided that our courtdate either has to be the 11th or the 16th. we were to get to tallinn on the 11th at 5:30 pm. but after a quick call to golden rule travel we are now flying a day earlier. we had to rearrange our pick up with Romeos and booked the apartment one more night. Thanks be to God for watching over us and our precious little boys.
Monday, January 26, 2009
well today we had a snow day from school. so my uncle and myself has worked to finish the boys room. the curtains hung, new electrical outlets, with safety covers, door facing around door and closet, and now there is just one more thing that might get done. Holly is going to come over and paint a Bible verse around the closet door. in 2 weeks we are on our way to the next step in our lives. we cant wait to be able to tell everyone that the boys are Our sons. we already love them more then anyone would think possible since they arent ours legally yet.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
here is a few pictures of the boys' room. most everything we have in here was refinished by my mom. im very lucky to have her to help us out. also my uncle charlie has been a big help getting things ready for the boys to come home.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
well on saturday morning we started with the boys room.we ended up painting the whole room. and then we put up the border and the zootles junlge stickers. then we started going through the gifts i have gotten for the past year for the boys. we still got lots to put away and plus get their toys in the room.hopefully we are done with it by the time we leave for estonia.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
well today we started cleaning out arly's room and changing the curtins . she has opted to give up her room and get a new bed room . we are going to remodel our 16X24 storage room into two new bedrooms this spring. for now she will move into the spare bedroom. all her pirates off the walls (goodbye johnny depp)and nice cute jungle animals on the walls.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
well im trying to get everything together so we are paper ready when we get the phone call to head off to Tallinn. i still got a few more things to get together . one more trip to frankfort for a few more marriage cetificates. seems i lost two of my copies. i have tons of papers to get notorized but all in all it is worth everything to bring home our little boys. we have the boys things all packed , now we just got to pack our stuff and the gifts we got the care givers and director.we have decided that toys are not what we want to give to the orphanage, instead we went with some more basic things like socks and underclothes. i know when i worked in a youth detention center that the girls and boys loved getting new socks and underwear. they didnt mind what hand-me - down clothes they got but new basics was a great gift to them.we are praying that we hear something this week.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
ok although we havent gotten our date yet , im going to get everything ready so when they call we are ready. i do have to make a trip to frankfort again. due to the second adoption i need more certified copies of some stuff. we cant wait to go see our precious boys again.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
well today when i read that molly had gotten a courtdate , i had mixed emotions , i was happy that she gets to go bring home her daughter but i was sad that we wasnt getting a date yet. i guess i just really want to bring home our little boys and everyday seems to drag on and the longer it gets the more i get nervous something might go wrong. we continue to pray that we get a date soon. markus will be almost 4 before we get him home. :(
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
well we sit and wait for our courtdate to bring home our sons. it has been 11 months today since it all began. we have repacked the boys suitcase and had to change out the sizes we packed .now we just wait for someone in tallinn to give us a court date.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
this year might have a rough start with one of our family members having a major operation tomorrow. but the year will get better . we should bring home our precious little boys this year. the boys are doing good. and the package we sent out finally got there.