Thursday, July 7, 2011


We have the nursery pretty much done. We still need a crib mattress and a baby. I've decided I don't like waiting, especially when you have no idea when the event you are waiting for is going to happen.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

We're Adopting!

Yes, you read that right. We are adopting. Randy and I decided to adopt at the end of February. We are currently working on paper work for our home study. For those of you who don't know what that is...A home study involves tons of paper work, background checks, finger prints, birth certificates, medical exams and 2 meetings in the office and one in our home. You must have a home study done in order to adopt.

We are also working with an adoption facilitator, Life Time Adoption, out of California. We will probably be sending in our contract this week or the beginning of next week. The next step will be to make a profile for birth mothers to look at. And then, we wait for a birth mother to pick us.

We are also trying to come up with some fundraising ideas. So far we are selling Papa Murphy's peel-a-deal cards($35 value) for $5. We are also considering a garage/bake/lunch sale during the Pequot City Wide Garage Sale weekend. If anyone has any other ideas, we'd love to hear them!

If anyone is interested in giving a tax deductible donation to help birth mothers with immediate, short-term, emergency support, housing, maternity clothes, food and other necessities, let us know. If we send in these donations with our contract, Life Time matches the donations by reducing our fee.

We are excited, nervous, impatient and wondering sometimes if we might be slightly crazy.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

First Day of School September 9th, 2010

Olivia is starting kindergarten!

Isaiah is going into 2nd grade.

Micah wanted to pose with his backpack too.

Micah wrote his name for the first time and did a great job!

Micah's 4th Birthday

Micah picked out this cake from the Family Fun website and Randy made it.

I love how pleased he looks.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Micah, You Make Me Laugh

Yesterday, Micah had on his coat and a baseball hat and he says to me, "You can tell my shirt is going to be cool, because my hat is AWESOME!"

Last week there was a pirate themed carnival at school. Isaiah dressed up like a pirate on Friday, so Micah wanted to too. Micah was wearing a costume for awhile and then says to me, "Oh, Mom, can I borrow some of your earrings, because pirates have ugly earrings."

At lunch, one day last week, Micah started talking about whale teeth for some reason. He was telling Olivia and I that, "A whale's tooth is probably the size of our house." Olivia of course was arguing with him. She finally asked, "Who told you that?" "Isaiah. He's way smarter than an ant!"