Monday, April 26, 2010

MAY 12th!!!

  Officially have a date set for our last meeting with Judy and it is on May 12th.  I was hoping it would be a bit sooner than that, but it is what it is I guess.

   I contacted Family Outreach International today and they said we can officially register with them now that we are just about done our homestudy!  YaY!!!!  So I am heading off to the mail to mail our registration form.

I am having a giant yard/bake/quilt sale this coming weekend to help with the remaining homestudy fee.  So hopefully we can get that taken care of before the other fees come flying at us. I am so thankful for all of the people that have offered to bake and to those who have donated items for the sale.  Now hopefully a lot of people will get out to the sale and buy it all!LOL (Really though I hope!) =)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


We had our last visit with Judy in St. George yesterday, and now she will come to us at our home.  Still waiting for her to call to let us know what day works for her.  I am assuming it will be sometime next week.  Then we will be officially finished our homestudy!!!!!!!!!! 

Yesterday, we had seperate hour long meetings, basically about our childhood and family life.  I feel a lot more confident that we will be approved with no problems, than I did at the beginning.  Overall, I feel these are necessary steps to ensure that the homes that children are placed in are safe and loving enviroments.  It is unfortunate that only adoptive parents have to go through such scrutiny to have a child, it should be made manditory for anyone in child bearing years to do the same.  There would be a lot less frustrating/sad situations if this were the case.

Anyway, our next visit will be about 4 hours since she is coming over on the 11am ferry and heading back on the 3.  Our boys will love her because on that day we will have to pick them up early from school so she can chat with them.  I am hoping they are in a good mood that day, but who knows??

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


We went to St. George yesterday to meet with Judy.  Today we talked about our marriage, faith, discipline and adoption.  The two hours flew by and I left feeling confident and so thankful for the man I am married to and our life together.

This process so far has had many ups and downs, and has been eye opening and fulfilling.  Talking about our marriage, faith and discipline, helped me to realize even more why Chris and I are together.  We are definately on the same page in life.(Minus my dislike of sports)  I am so thankful for that!

Talking about adoption and how our community will react, also helped make this all more real.  As a parent of kids already I never want my children to have to go through discrimination, judgement, or knowing that they are stereotyped a specific way, etc.  But for our future daughter, unfortunately this will be a common occurance.  NOT only for her, but for all of us.  As we learn and grow through this process, we have to prepare ourselves, the boys and our daughter for situations that may arise.  I love our community and I know we have a lot of support, but somewhere, sometime a situation will arise that will be heartbreaking and appauling, but we will be prepared!!

So we have one more visit in St. George and then Judy will come to our home.  I can't believe we are halfway finished our homestudy!!  This is very exciting and hopefully the rest of the visits will go just as well.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

*The Joys Of Living On An Island*

Well this sums up our day:

~  Wake Up at 5:30 a.m.
~  Get to the ferry at 7
~  Sail for an hour and a half
~  Drive 45mins. to Saint John
~  Wait until 11a.m. for our appointment with Judy
~  Have our appt., which was overall pretty good and only 1hr long.  I hope we answered everything "right".  It basically is in God's hands now if we didn't.
~  Walked to Cora's for lunch(YUM) by the way!
~  Went to look for shoes for Noah, which took maybe 1/2hr.
~  Drove around Saint John and went into furniture places, just to basically look.  Trying to kill time until 3, when we would have to drive back to the ferry.
~  Went to the Super Store and bought a Chinese Money Tree!!(Hoping it works)lol
~  Drove to St. George to get a sub from Subway.
~  Went to the ferry and got home at 7.

It has been a long day and apparently we have to do this 3 more times before she is coming to us in our home.  Hopefully she will combine 2 visits in one, especially considering our ferry is going off for 6 weeks and we will have the "crap" one.

I guess this is another time that I get to practice patience! So here we go....... I am glad this is one step closer to where we want to be.

Chris said to me on the ferry, "This is the part, like pregnancy, where you just wait and enjoy the journey.  There is nothing you can do to speed it up, so just enjoy it and don't stress."
He surprises me sometimes and this was definately one of those times, but I have to admit he is right.