Monday, August 30, 2010

Thanks Kernel Kustard!!

I have shared on here how we have celebrated milestones in our adoption with ice cream, like when we became DTE and every month anniversary that followed. If we EVER get a referral call , we plan on going out for ice cream to celebrate that too! Well, the owners of a fabulous local custard shop, Kernel Kustard heard about our celebrations and sent me a note and $20 gift card to celebrate on them!! We are waiting for that referral call and then we will go to the Kernel for a yummy celebration! Thanks so much Mckie family!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

DTE number 5

We are DTE 5 months now.I am really not excited to be posting this post. My "cup is always half full" brain never thought I would have to wait 4 months let alone 5. We are also researching grants and fundraising possibilities because adopting Mikias will add about $5,000 to our expenses. He is totally worth it...still not a lot of fun trying to figure out the expense side of adoption.

So I am kinda blah today. It would be an awesome day for a referral..but who knows...we may be waiting another 6 weeks. I may have no hair left on my head by then, but still...we wait.
While we are waiting we had to celebrate our 5 months with ice cream, so we went to Kernel Kustard last night with friends to enjoy another friend of ours play at a "local flavor" concert. It was a nice time, even though I have to admit I would have much rather been there celebrating a referral call not a 5 month DTE!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

On Deck

We received our On Deck email today! That basically is just the official you are reallllly close to getting a referral email. We kinda knew this already, but it feels much more real now that we have read the email! I actually starting making a list of baby items we have and baby items we still need to get!
Now, we could get the call tomorrow or weeks from now, BUT that email was the last step before seeing our sweet baby's face!! And that is exciting!!

Friday, August 13, 2010


Yeah this cracked me up and yes my kids are HomeschoolED!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Abby's contest

If you wouldn't mind would you please go over to HERE and vote for Abby in this contest. It only takes a minute to do. It wont send you spam either. The only reason you have to register is they want to make sure it is legitimate emails. Thanks soooo much!!!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Come on and RING already!

OK... We were told back when we began paperwork that baby boy referrals were about a 4-6 month wait, THEN it changed in January to 3-5 month wait. By the time we submitted our dossier in March it was back up to 4-6 months, but I held out hope that MAYBE three months and we would have a referral...Well, then it became four it is 4 months and 8 days.... and all I have to say is RING ALREADY!!

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