Well, we've pretty much told everyone the BIG news that we are going to be a mommy and daddy! We are soooo excited and now I will be able to update everyone on the progression on this blogspot! For anyone who is just finding this out for the first time right now...no, we're not pregnant. We've started the adoption process and we are soooo excited!
We have decided to do a domestic adoption (which means that it will not be an international adoption) through an agency called Bethany Christian Services. We could be parents within the next 4 to 5 months! Much easier than the typical 9 month wait with a traditional pregnancy. :) Although, it could take around a year as well. I know a couple who adopted through Bethany Christian Services and got their phone call that there was a baby for them just 3 months into the process! Then, this morning at church, Sean and I sat next to a couple that just adopted through Bethany and they said that they turned in their paperwork in August and got their daughter in November. So those 2 cases go to show that it can happen extremely fast! We know it will happen when it is supposed to for us. We are anxious, but wouldn't be devestated if it took a year. We would LOVE to have a little one by Christmas, but we will just try to be patient and if we get one by then, we will be ecstatic. Thank you to all who have prayed for us to have a child...we feel that our prayers are being answered. I have never felt excitement like this in my whole life and I don't think Sean has either, we will feel so blessed when we get to bring our baby home. Please continue to pray for a smooth and quick placement for us! We will keep you all updated as things happen!
Monday, March 13, 2006
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Well, this weekend was so much fun. Cathy and Steve had their 25th Anniversary party. Mom came back early from Florida to surprise them and Donna, Lisa and Macy were able to make it down too! :) They all stayed in a hotel and swam and had a great time. The pictures from the pool are from this morning before everyone left. I wan't feeling the greatest this weekend. I came down with a cold on Saturday while I was working, but after some rest in the evening when I got home, I was able to still make it to the party and have a great time. I just found out that Brigg isn't feeling well now...poor little sweetie. I hope I didn't give him anything. :( Hopefully he recovers soon. And hopefully I do too, I am anxious to be able to breath through my nose again and to stop coughing! Yuck! Well, hopefully everyone had a great weekend. Talk to you all soon!
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Last night I watched Bode and he made a bit of a mess in his diaper and out the sides of his diaper, SO I decided to give him a bath. Plus, he LOVES his baths and it was a good oportunity for a photo session! :) Anyway, here are a couple of the pictures I took! HE WAS SOOO ADORABLE!
I get a huge smile on my face whenever I look at these! I thought I would try to put a huge smile on all of your faces too! ENJOY!
Yes...I am blog happy tonight! This is the 2nd blog I've posted tonight and I am still going to post another! I promised you all a picture of our new nephew Tyler. I posted a picture of our neice, Leah a few weeks ago and had yet to receive a picture of Tyler, but here it is! It's hard to appreciate in this picture how small Tyler is! He is soooo tiny, but completely adorable! We LOVE the new additions to our family so much!
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
We had a busy weekend 2 weeks ago when we moved back to Des Moines! Thanks to all that helped! As you can see, we didn't have our internet all worked out for a while, so I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. Well, things are back and running again, and I will hopefully be posting on a more regular basis. Also, I got a new camera and have been having a lot of fun with it, so there are so many pictures that I am sure I'll want to share with you all! These pictures are all from Chris and Brenda's house on the Saturday that we moved. Knutsons came down and hung out and the whole Burback family was there too. I got some really cute pictures of all of the kids. Bode and Olivia got to meet and it was pretty cute. As you can see, Bode is quite larger than Olivia. Olivia is 2 months younger than him though. We have been so busy getting everything unpacked at our new place and are finally seeing an end to all of the unpacking. WHEW! We still have our bedroom to unpack, but otherwise, we're all done. In 2 weeks, we will be moving the rest of our stuff that we're storing and we'll officailly be out of our house. It's definitely bitter sweet. We LOVED our house, but we really enjoy being back in Des Moines. We will definitely miss a lot of things about Colo, but it will be a good move for us.