Monday, December 17, 2007

Done with Cards!

Well... I typed and I typed... and ... I finished our cards last night!!! (except for the couple that I forgot cuz they arent on my friend/family list)
So, I hoping to have them in the mail tomorrow!!!! Well...not our cards to Guatemala...or Mexico... but... uh.... I'll just blame the post office or something!!

I got the nerve up today to call PGN and inquire about our case! I'm glad I did! I got right through and found out we are with the 2nd reviewer. So... we have not been ko'd yet...but we are not signed out yet either.
In one way, I wish I could have been more practical in being pro-active with our last two cases...but I"m not sure it would have helped. This time, I'm just so damm scared that I'm trying to keep my head up...but its hard. So, the fact I got right through...the fact our entrace date was right!!!!, the fact that we are with the 2nd reviewer, it makes me accept our fate easier. At least for the time being! I will try to call again...but, I'm not sure if I should even bother till the beginning of the year or so. Dh and I have talked about taking another visit. Maybe in Feb/March...athough we have two birthdays at that time... but it would be great to have their birthdays there! Still gotta get little mans passport! Shoot.... I just need to win the lottery!
We have almost dug ourselves out from the snow! Actually dh HAD us dug out...then the nice county plow guy pushed a whole lot of it back into our damm driveway! So, dh had to dig us out again this morning before we could go anywhere. Snow plows... love them, hate them. Now... snowmobiles... love them, love them!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Our Christmas Pics!

I finally got our pictures!!!!!

I am so happy how they turned out! However, I'm very disappointed that I couldn't afford to buy more pictures. So, I guess I will have to make up for it by taking a whole lotta pics with MY camera...hmmm... maybe I should ask for a new camera for Christmas!!! Yea!!!! I'm sure that would be a great plan...

Anyways... I am very happy with our photographer!
She does participate in the Celebrate Adoption Sessions and that is how we found her!
She is a ways away from our house...but I'm so glad that the distance didn't deter us!

I cant wait till Lady L gets home!!! Not only because I want her home...but also so that we can get some more awesome pics!!!!

As for other events....
We had a HUGE snowstorm!!!!!!!! I got the boys out in the snow today!!!!!! Gotta dump the pics...they are cute! E and K had a bunch of fun...but this is F's first cold weather winter (under 50 degrees) I am not sure if he knows what to think or not. He likes it and then a few seconds later he doesn't like it. E likes it as long as the snow doesn't touch his skin. K likes it till he has to move. He must feel like he cant walk in the snow yet. He did fall a few times and he had a fit! Although I did get down in the snow with them and roll around to show them it doesn't hurt ya or anything! I even got them to get into a little snowball fight with me! Unfortunately the snow is not good for packing yet....soon as it is, I am off to build a snowman!!!! E kept asking for one...and I tried to explain it to him...but yea... he didn't get it! I don't either some I cant blame him!

My mom and dad are here right my mom helped me with some wrapping gifts and such! I only have one more bag to wrap...and I need to buy a few small things for our little man. I found out that HE doesn't have a single gift that is his alone that isn't clothes... I feel bad cuz he is just a year younger than his bro's that he is too small for their toys... so, I need to find a couple of things that are for just him. I am NOT looking forward to shopping....but I will do it!

I have been absolutely stalking adoption websites for the past week or so... not that I am not a regular...but I have been checking like multiple times a day....
That is ONE thing I hate... I hate the panic! Especially this time around with the law changing in Guatemala and such. There is even more of an urgency this time around. I just feel like our file HAS to be out of pgn by Jan. 1st...or ELSE! Not that this is reality or anything...but it is MY reality for right now... so, anxiously looking for outs that are around our submit dates! I also might try my hand at calling.... I'll see in the morning how I feel about it. It's like those that fear doctors cuz the dr might find something wrong.... I'm afraid to call and have my hopes dashed due to a previo. But...then again, I could find out good news too! Oh what to do???

Well... I need to finish stuffing Christmas Cards!!!! They HAVE to be in the mail soon... unless I consider them New Years cards... then I guess I would gain a week to procrastinate!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Praying for a Christmas Miracle!

We are finally IN pgn with Lady L's adoption case! Whew.... that is both good news and bad news. Our adoption cannot complete without pgn approval...yet pgn is known as being the big, black, hole...where files go in... and come out months and months later.
We should know.... K's file was in the hole for 6 months... F's was in there for 9 months... I remember the pain like it was yesterday.... I remember the numbness... the fear... the unknown... I couldnt stand to think about how much they were growing while our file was sitting there...and then new papers would have to be done...and then it would go back in.... and sit... and over and over. It was horrible!
However, that was then. That was with our old attorney/facilitator... we have a different attorney this time around.... we werent even IN pgn at 4 months with K or F... so... I guess I should feel different this time around... but with the Ortega law and the Hague just around the corner... I just feel sad. Sad for the little Lady...sad for us.... sad for her brothers...sad for her mom.... and of course, I feel horrible for the children who are going to be left behind if these laws do effectivly stop adoptions.

This year will be F man's first Christmas with us! We are very excited as K and E are kinda getting into the spirit of things this year. I keep praying that Lady L will have Christmas with us next year. I would also LOVE to celebrate her 1st birthday with her!!! I know it is not so much for her....but for ME!
Anyways.... I know this will be a special Christmas! I am almost done with my shopping... just need to order a couple of things and they are coming from it shouldnt be that bad! I have battled the stores already this year... I'm done with all that! I just really need my dad's present...and I'm done...then I get to wrap everything!!! I am working on quilts for the boys... I may get one or two done...but I doubt I will get all of them done.... Maybe if I can get a couple of evenings free from the toddlers I could get them all done...but at the rate I'm going....nope! I have a very good start on one though.... so maybe if I just get motivated enough... it can happen!

I hope the boys like their things this year.... I have sold some of their things from last year already.... they looked sooo fun on tv... but the boys didnt really get into them.... hope the same thing doesnt happen this year. Unfortunatly for them...but fortunaly for us... they are getting quite a bit of clothes this year!!!! Especially pj's! They really need them! I think we have a couple more years of passing pj's off as gifts!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

So Sad..... I got all hyped up for the big game...
Had to call comcast and PAY to see the game...

and then... bamm! What the heck happened???? HELLO????

Now Favre is hurt... I'm seeing the season slipping away....

Anyways... we got some nice ice and a little snow last night... we had to run out and get some litter and such and man was it slipperly! The hail even hurt when it hit ya... but it is on its way to melting now.

The snow I love... the ice I can do without!