We're back from a good Christmas vacation. We went to my parents the weekend before Christmas. Then we had to work Monday and Tuesday before Christmas. Tuesday evening we headed to Stephanie's mom's house for the rest of the week. We got back Sunday evening. Here's some pics:
Monday, December 29, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
We just got back from out trip to Little Falls. We really weren't sure exactly how things would go but we had our ideas of how things would(or should) go. Of course we should know better than that. We got up there early Wed. afternoon and met with the kids social worker, the child protection worker, the in-home therapist and the foster mom. They basically told us everything they know about the kids and showed us some pictures of them. For the kids sake we will keep info about them private, so we will not share any more on them at this time. After we met with them we went to the foster parents house to meet the kids. We were very nervous about this. We had no idea how they were going to react to us. It turned out really good though. The foster parents told the kids that some friends were coming to visit them(the parents). So the kids didn't know we were there to see them. We got there around 4 and stayed till about 9pm. It was fun. After that we went back to our hotel and sat in the hot tub for awhile and talked. It was great and felt really good. Thursday morning at 9 we met again with the social worker and the child protection worker. They let us know about some other kids that are available for adoption. They talked about them for awhile and then we went and visited them. They are a lot younger than the others. Cute kids though. And after that we went to lunch with the social worker and the child protection worker and talked about the visits and stuff. Then we came home.
So things didn't go quite as we planned. We don't have a date set that the kids will be coming or anything. We don't even know what's going to happen or what we are going to do. We have a lot of things to think through and consider before we say yes to either groups of kids. Also, the social worker and child protection worker have some big choices to make too that may affect our decision. Sorry we don't have better news for you. You can imagine how we feel. Thanks for all the prayers. Keep them up.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Hey All! Tomorrow's the big day for us to meet the kids. We are so excited! We're staying in a hotel that evening, so we'll see if we have time to post something tomorrow night yet, otherwise we will try on Thursday! Till then, pray for us.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
We have this one towel that stinks. It's a newer towel but it has a funky mildewy smell. We think it's from the washer. They say front-load washers can get stinky from the water sitting there. So they had this story on the news last night about stinky washers. This guy in Minnesota made this stuff that is supposed to take the stink away. I just ordered a bottle. It's $20 after shipping. It's supposed to last all year. We'll see if it works. For more info on the stuff go to smellywasher.com.
Monday, December 8, 2008
We went to Menards yesterday to get the trimming for baseboard and the doors. We still have to get the stuff for the windows. Yikey Smikey is that stuff expensive! I now see why people choose to put the cheap stuff in instead of the real wood!
Now I have more staining and varnishing to do! Fun times! ;) Not really.
We're supposed to get 6-10 inches of snow tonight! I hope we really do!
Only 9 more days until we get to meet the kids! We are so excited! Hang in there. Hopefully we will be able to take pictures when we visit.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Ok- I know you've all been long awaiting the next adoption post, so here it is.
We have been contacted about children within the state of MN. It is a family of 5. We are so excited about this opportunity. We have set up a date to meet the children on the 17th of December. We can not wait!!!!!!!! Pray for us, for patience as we wait, and that all the details will get worked out along the way. Also- other big prayer requests as we finish the basement and try to find everything we'll need, like beds, sheets, blankets, clothes, jackets, shoes, dressers, etc... all TIMES 5!!!! Yay!
We went to Lowe's tonight to look at carpet. That's the next thing for the basement. Hopefully they are going to come by Wednesday to measure everything and then quote us on the carpet and padding, plus the labor. That will be so nice to have done! Then put on the doors and you can call them bedrooms!