Saturday, September 26, 2009

Some Good Advice

I received some good advice from a friend who told Lee and I to keep busy during the next couple of weeks and months and get done every little project we have ever wanted to complete. Part of the reason behind this is because you don't want to get caught up in the  "hurry up and wait" game and right now we are awaiting Poland's official acceptance of our acceptance.  Plus, life just may not accommodate your time table later on.

SO, with that being said our projects include:

*Remodel the master bedroom  closet (it is going to be Di-No-Mite!)  
*Buy and assemble little boy furniture
*Finish my family scrapbooks to current date ( I am slightly behind)
*Paint Daughter's room
*Refinish my Mom's  tiny dresser with mirror (I am going to have to show you a picture when it's done because it is really cute)
*Clean Basement (ugh)
*Start addressing Christmas Cards (I know that sounds crazy, but it did make the list)
*Organize my recipe cards
*Put camping gear away for the season in the crawl space.
*Give Dog a bath (Lee's list)
And in typical "Martha" fashion I have tried to start all these projects at once and now the house is a mess, so we'll have to add Clean House to the list.   Ha!  
Have a great week everyone!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Glitter Text @

On 9/8 we received an e-mail from LSS NY stating they had a referral for us to consider.  That was at 9:18 am, however, Lee and I weren't able to coordinate time to talk with them until 5:30pm that evening!  I think that might have ranked up there as the longest day of our lives! When we finally connected, Sue from LSS stated "this referral is a little bit different!"  .....and Lee and I looked at each other - Huh?   "that's because it is for 2 !!"  At which point our jaws dropped and our eyes began to swell and we were completely overcome.  Wow!  
Ask and you shall receive!~

We were given pictures and medical reports over e-mail which we quickly sent to the International Adoption Clinic at the Children's Hospital in Milwaukee for review, and after lots of prayer and loving discussion with our families We ACCEPTED.    Our son is almost 3 years old and his younger sister is 17 months.    Travel plans are in the works and I will post more about that soon.  It caught us a little off guard when LSS asked  "How soon are you able to travel?"   (again the jaw dropping thing) - Hopefully sooner rather than later.

I can tell you that we have "tried" going to Baby's R Us twice and each time left completely overwhelmed.   Is there a reason why there needs to be 50 different types of  car seats or strollers?!     I have since decided to concentrate on creating 2 scrap books to bring with us loaded with pictures of ourselves and our families as this is something I know much more about.   

Honestly, this is an incredibly stressful time and emotionally charged and  my thoughts often wander to the birth parents and what a wonderful gift of love they have given.  We promise we will welcome their children with arms and hearts wide open forever and never forget how grateful we are to them.  

Saturday, September 12, 2009

We received a referral & are getting ready to go 90 mph!

It is always a sure sign at the Weyer's family house that something is "a happenin' "  if the flowers out on the porch start to wither.  It means "we have a lot going on" and forget to water the plants.    So stayed tuned! ....hmmmm........ should I say that twice?