Friday, January 29, 2010

Picked up a new outfit for Ira in Denver at Janie and Jack's; when we flew home, 3 new diapers I ordered we were waiting on our doorstep! I think we now have 7 - :) Worked on the APQ last night; tough questions to answer but we made it through it. I can hardly wait for him to arrive so we can all start this new chapter of our lives together.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

We have our first of two Home Studies today with a wonderful social worker, Jaclyn. It was a thorough process but very exciting and I'm even MORE jazzed {how can that be?}
Please God, start putting the pieces together for Ira to join our family as soon as possible.
I am SO ready~

Monday, January 18, 2010

Car seat arrived - now we just have to get that precious angel home so we can put him in there and show him off to all our family and friends!

FBI background checks were received in West Virginia on the 15th; {I love the USPS tracking!}

Have enjoyed the last week with Haley so much - for whatever reason, she has been sitting/watching tv with me and I LOVE IT! There have been actual breaks in text messaging and Facebook'n to hang out with ol' mom...:)

I love my family -

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fingerprints are on the way to the FBI for processing; Criminal Background Checks has been sent to the agency; I've collected the 50 digital photos of us to send and am now working on the text for the "advertisement". In the meantime, I received our 2nd cloth diaper today from Amazon. Now we have TWO - but it is a start!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

A little overwhelmed today with all the paperwork that came in over the weekend; I need a few weeks off to get all this done -
Mailed off today "Authorization for Child Maltreatment Search at Central Registry" and proof of our zero hits for the Sex Offender Registry for all 3 of us. Trying to get over to State Trooper Headquarters today to be fingerprinted for the FBI search so we can get this processing; once all of this piece is "out there processing", I can start pulling together 50 photos of us, telling our story, and start writing a letter to the birth mother..........God, please give me the right words to write in her letter~

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Scheduling a family photo with the fantastic Cherie Flowers for our adoption paperwork; we actually collect many photos that tell a story of our lives (Jeremy, Haley and mine) up to this point. It's exciting!

Also, we got all of our papers notarized (thank you, Lisa G.) so now just a trip to State Trooper Headquarters for that part of our "to do" list. :)

Claire, our God-daughter, spent the night with us last night. The two of us went to the movies, scanned a ton of presents she wants next week for her birthday, got Corky's bbq and then watched GI Joe. She picked out a beautiful and very soft blanket for Ira (light green and brown) and loved going through the boxes of clothes, blankets and books I've already bought for Ira over the last 7 years. It was a great night! She's in the living room, cheering on Lyla to jump up on the couch and snuggle with her!! :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Today, January 7th, has been great! I had a wonderful conversation with our new social worker, we set up the date for our first Home Study appointment and now....Ira's first cloth diaper arrived in the mail. :)
SCREAM!!! :)
We have our first Home Study appointment on January 26th at 4:30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's happening!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Filling out every FBI Background check, child abuse background check, etc. than I thought possible! Because Haley is over 16, SHE even has to get fingerprinted...:)
Oh, it will so be worth it

Monday, January 4, 2010

Received Home Study packet in the mail today!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year to all of our friends and family~
2010 is going to be so exciting!

Love to all,

Jeremy, Angela, and Haley