Friday, December 21, 2007

What a great week!

This has been a great week. First we found out we are in PGN, then we got two different sets of pictures from people who are in Guatemala visiting their kids (thanks Jane and Pippa!!!).

The first set we got on Monday, the day we found out we were in PGN. Filipe and I were so excited to be in PGN and I had been thinking all day that I wished I could be with Shiloh to celebrate with her. That night I got pictures from Jane that were taken that very day! It was so fun to look at them and think, "This is what Shiloh looked like today."

Then last night I got another batch from Pippa. She said that Shiloh was very happy and contentedly playing alone in her crib while the little girl next to her was trying to get her attention:) It just warms my heart to get any little information about her! I also love seeing that they put her hair in little ponytails! Hopefully it will be one less thing she will have to get used to once she gets home, because I can't wait to put all kinds of things in her hair!Shiloh, mommy and daddy miss you and love you so much and are praying for you to come home ASAP!!!

Monday, December 17, 2007


We are finally in PGN!!! I am so happy, so thankful and so relieved!!! We were submitted on the 14th and we are with the first reviewer. For those of you who don't know a lot about this... PGN is where they go over all the paperwork with a fine tooth comb to make sure everything is right. It is the last really big, long hurdle we have to go through. There are there are three stages. The first reviewer, the second reviewer and then Sr. Barrio gives the final review and sign off. The second reviewer is usually what takes the most time. The average stay in PGN is around 8 weeks. Occasionally it can be shorter, but sometimes they will find errors in the paperwork and the case will get kicked out of PGN. Then you have to fix the errors and be resubmitted into PGN all over again. Please be praying for us and that we will have an extra short stay in PGN with no kick outs! It would be a real relief for this to go quickly and smoothly after all the problems and delays we have had throughout this process!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Ice Ice Baby

We have had a really mild fall and winter. It has been in the high 60's for about a month now. I love the cold, the snow and the frosty wintry weather, so I have been a little sad. It's been Christmassy inside, but not so much outside. Well, things changed this weekend. The temperature has dropped to 25 degrees and we have had a constant flow of freezing rain. This morning we woke up to an icy winter wonderland. I know it hasn't been good for the people who have to still go to work in the ice or for the many people who are without power right now because of falling tree limbs and power lines, but for me... my husband is home with me on this Monday morning. We are sitting in front of our Christmas tree in our pj's watching Elf. Perfect!

Even the grass is coated in ice

Warm and toasty inside!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Our little turkey

We got new pictures yesterday! These are the Thanksgiving pictures. They definitely went all out on the decor and the outfit. It warms my heart to see her little smile!