Thursday, August 30, 2007

A pick me up

Ok, so here is a little something to cheer up all of your days. I was feeling stressed about the whole adoption process and feeling a bit down earlier, but it is hard to feel down when you are listening to this kid.

We have decided to go visit Shiloh in October. I am so excited to see her in person, to hold her, and I really can't wait to hear her little voice and make her laugh and smile! I am really praying that we will be in PGN by that time, so that we know we are on the downward slope waiting for her to come home for good!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Curtains and Consignments

This week we had a huge consignment sale for baby stuff at the fair grounds. My sis-in-law and I went about an hour after they opened on the first day and the place was already hopping. We got some good deals on a pack-n-play and booster seat for my parents house when the grandkids are over. And we also found some cutie clothes for Shiloh. Here are a few of the things we got for only $3-$5

I also got a cute little blanket that I won in a drawing (thanks sig!). It's from and has her name embroidered on it.

We decided to go visit Shiloh in October. I have been looking to see what I already have to take with me, and what I would need to buy. I am trying to decide whether to take this blanket with us to leave for her, so she would have something with our smell on it. The only thing is that she is in a hogar, not a foster home, and I'm not sure if they would leave the blanket with her, or whether we would get it back when we went to pick her up.

I have also finished the curtains in her nursery. I have had mixed reviews on them, so I wanted you guys to give me your opinions on them, whether you liked them, or if you didn't, what about them are you not that crazy about. Let me know. And I won't be offended if you hate them. I will warn you that the coloring in the picture isn't quite right as far as the colors of the room. For example, the red stripe you see in the picture isn't really red in real life. It is more of a magenta. Our camera isn't the best with coloring these days.

I'm almost done with the nursery. I will put up more pics when I get it finished. I have been feeling a bit weary about the whole adoption thing this week. I think getting to the point where hopefully things should be happening and moving, but they also may not, is starting to stress me out. I have been praying about it a lot this week, and have been feeling better about it all today, but I am definitely ready for this whole experience to be over and for my baby to be home. I just don't know how much more of this stuff I can take before being shipped off to the loony bin!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Sweet Smiling Face

We got new pictures of Shiloh! It makes me so happy to see her smiling in these pictures!

Saturday, August 11, 2007


OK, so this picture has nothing to do with my post. I went to bed with my hair wet last night and I woke up looking like this (and really, it is even crazier in person.), and I thought I would share my hair ugliness with all of you.

So, I was talking to my sis-in-law, Kim the other day and we were talking about Shiloh and when she might come home and what we were praying for her and how fun it is all going to be. It was getting me really excited, but the funny thing I realized was that even though I am excited, and even though I dream about her coming home, and I can see pictures in my head of us seeing her for the first time, coming home to the airport with our family and friends waiting, or playing with her at home, it really just doesn't feel like reality yet. I have realized that waiting has become such a part of my life, that it no longer feels like a temporary thing that we are doing, it is more just there like a fact of life. I can't truly fathom a reality where we aren't waiting for a baby. I wonder if it is going to feel a little like culture shock when she is actually here and when she is really in our arms. I know this may all sound like a depressing thought, but it's not, more just kind of like, "Hmmm, funny." I wonder if we are going to feel a little bit of, "What on Earth just happened here?" I can't wait for that shocking feeling of knowing that it was all heading somewhere and not just there. It's a fun thought to think.