Sunday, July 29, 2007

Kentucky Down Under

No news on the adoption. We have not gotten any updates or new pics yet. Hopefully all will go well for travel in September. In the mean time I have been keeping busy with the boys and my Mom as well as getting some cleaning done. I have not been as energenic with the heat and humity....I LOVE FALL and welcome it....not much of a hot weather person. I took the kids to Kentucky Down Under on Thursday. We had a great time. Alex took his camera he got for his birthday and took some pictures. We got to pet a kangaroo, feed sheep, milk a cow and got to go in a cave. It was pretty nice. I especially enjoyed the cave since it was 60 degees in there. I didn't want to come out. The kids are getting anxious for school and we got their supplies last week. Trying to enjoy the last bit of vacation before our routine sets in. I will keep you posted if anything new and exciting happens.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Its been a while since I have posted anything. We have been so busy. The day after our referral our corrected I 171 H came so that was two great days in a row. We had company, my niece and her boyfriend and new baby girl came to visit. We had a great time and it gave us experience with a newborn. I don't believe she was out of any one's arms the whole time she was here! I have been busy trying to get things ready for our trip to Vietnam....all the little items..meds, diapers, creams, clothes, gifts for the officials etc. No matter how light you pack, it takes up so much room. Anthony helped me pick out the clothes for Sydney...he had to have matching socks for each outfit. I know we won't be going for a while but I want to be prepared because I know I will go into panic mode when we get"THE CALL". Alex had his 11 th birthday on Monday and he is having a party with a few friends today. We went school clothes shopping today...they already got letters from teachers and start back on the 6th of August. Summer is flying by in one way but seems slow when waiting for a travel date. I am growing tired of the heat and humidity...I am more of a cool weather person which should make traveling to Vietnam interesting. Hopefully if we go in September it won't be quite as bad. Well that's all the news I have for now.

Thursday, July 5, 2007


We got our referral today. Our new baby girl is beautiful! She was born on May 19, 2007. Since she is not officially ours yet, I am not posting any pictures at this time. I am so excited I can't think straight. I'll write again when I know more and can take this all in.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

My Mom's 80 th birthday and Vaccines

Its been a while since I have entered anything. We have been very busy. Summer is flying by. Mom had her 80th birthday on June 28th and my brother came from Pittsburgh to surprise her. We had a great time. We had a cookout and had great hot weather to use our pool. We have also been trying to finish up some projects around the house. We always have too many started and not enough finished.

On the adoption referral yet ....I won't speculate either July or August. We did get our vaccines last week ....Japanese Meningitis, Yellow fever, Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid...and we get to go back in a week for one more and then 30 days after that for another one. We also got a prescription for malaria pills and Cipro (antibiotic) to bring with us. Tom did great with the shots I had muscle aches and the worst headache for 2 days but I am doing good now.

I did have an issue with the I171 H , apparently I filled out the application wrong (go figure) so for another 200 $ and a new updated form they will fix my mess up. Hopefully it won't take long to get back. It is a quick fix...all they need to do is forward my original application to the Embassy in Vietnam...I apparently did not check the right block when filling out my application. I still don't quite get how that should cost 200$ ....but then there are a lot of frustrating things about this whole adoption process that I just don't get so I can add it to the list. Sherrell from my agency said it was not a big deal and it won't change our referral, so that is somewhat encouraging. I just didn't handle the news well and had a rough week. Tom bought me roses with an "It's a girl" card and balloon attached to them. He wrote some nice things and told me we will get through this. It was very nice. We saw Evan Almighty this weekend and at one point "God" said...."When we ask for patience, God does not just give you patience.....He gives you opportunities to be patient." That really hit home. I have had soooo many opportunities to be I have to really work on it.

Tommy is going to church camp and before you know it the kids will be going back to school...they start back on August 6th this year. Well , that is all for now...until next time.