Friday, February 29, 2008

Could she be any cuter?? Seriously?

Well, seriously! This dog is hilarious! She has a thing for this rubber ball! I mean this dog will literally play for hours running to get the ball if you will sit there and throw it. And what happens when you quit throwing the ball? You get this little act! This is the position she takes when no one is paying attention to her and she wants to play. It is the can't-you-see-how-seriously-cute-i-am-and-how-can-you-resist-throwing-my-ball-for-me position. She is a crack up. I really have no idea what she is going to do when there is a baby in the house. She thinks SHE is the baby. What am I to do?! I just love my dachsie babies and they are VERY SPOILED to say the least.. so if the dogs are spoiled is there any chance that Kaylee will be, too? hmmmmmm

No referrals- but homecomings

We received the weekly update today, but there were no referrals. Only hopes of future ones. My dear friends the Wooleys will be arriving home from Vietnam this weekend with their three old daughter Caroline. Caroline is really attached to her daddy. My friend Laura has felt some rejections this week with Caroline and my prayers are that when they return home they will get some alone bonding time and they will be best buddies. I know they will. I am just asking my friends to pray for this transition time for her and Caroline. They make a really sweet family.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Kaylee's Nursery

I am SOOO in love with Kaylee's nursery. I must go in there 20 times a week and sit in the rocker hugging her pink elephant praying for and dreaming about my little girl. What will be her favorite toy? What will be her favorite blankie? What will be our favorite book she will pick out to read for the millionth time and be so intent with it like it was the first time she has ever heard it? Will she love being rocked to sleep? What will be her favorite lullaby? Will she wake up in the mornings grumpy or silly? Will she love me like no other mom exists in the whole world? Will she know that she is my most precious treasure that I have waited all my life to love and nurture? Will she know how much she means to me and how long she has been prayed for? Soon I will have the answers to these questions, but until then I will have to dream.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Baby dolls, clothes and shoes

Well, a girl has got to have some options! These are some of my favorite outfits in Kaylee's closest. The baby doll I absolutely fell in love with. I so wanted to find a doll that resembled Kaylee's appearance. Love it..... Her stylin' shoes and outfits are just too cute. And well, let's just say that is a very minute representation of what is in her closet!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A letter to Kaylee

Sweet Kaylee,
My heart is full of thoughts of you. It is very close to Mommy and Daddy to find our where you are. We love you soooo much. You will be the most precious gift in the whole world. I cannot wait to finally hold you in my arms and whisper in your ear that I love you, to kiss all ten fingers and all ten toes and hold your sweet face in my hands and thank God above for blessing us with you. You are mommy's dream come true. Little one, I want you to know that we love you so much and I want you to know that I trust God to take care of you and hold your hand for mommy until we can come and get you. You will be the smell of spring and the first light of the day. You will be my little sweet pea, my most treasured gift, you will be my daughter. I love you so much. I can not wait to hold you in my arms and sing you lullabies and snuggle you until you sleep. You are in my thoughts every day, little one, it won't be long now. Just hold on and we will be there soon.

Transferring my journal

Over the next few weeks I will be transferring some of my favorite orginal journal posts from our Journey To Me journal. I will post them with the original date in parenthesis. I hope you enjoy them when I get them up and are patient with the transfer. I have posted a link to the original journal to the right as it also contains my paperwork frustrations and the like. I have met many wonderful friend through JTM and I look forward to meeting new friends with the new site.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Bringing everyone up to date

I am in the process of transferring from my journal on the Journey to me website at . As I progress I will learn all the shortcuts to blogger. Anyway, here is the short version and the long version is on the journey to me website under child name "Kaylee". My husband and I have been married for 14 years and have struggled with infertility the last ten. We decided on adoption in 2003, listing with a local domestic agency. We remained unmatched for 18 months and decided to turn to international adoption. Mind you, Dwayne has never, I mean NEVER been on an airplane. So, conquering the flight plan was as big as the decision to adopt. We decided to list with Children's Hope International Southeast Office and were approved in March of 2006to pursue adopting an infant girl from Vietnam. We completed our homestudy in May of 2006 and recieved our 171-H form in August of 2006 and officially went on the waiting list for referral at that point. Most of you PAPs will know that since then we have just been waiting and updating our information and fingerprints. No real glitches at this point and we are approximately 9 on the waiting list. I am really hoping for a referral by April or May, but only God knows when the appointed time will be. We hope to have our daughter home by early fall. We will see how the rest of the process goes. I will transfer some of my favorite journey to me posts on to this website and look forward to sharing our journey with many of you. I am definitely addicted to blogging, especially in regard to reading Vietnam blogs. I look forward to meeting new friends and being blessed with this awesome opportunity to be called a mommy.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Getting ready for our daughter

We currently have a journal on the journeytome website under the child name of Kaylee. However, I have truly enjoyed the blogger site that have video and sound so, I am entering the blogger world and will keep up both journals for now and eventually will just use this one as a tool for family and friends to meet and watch our little joyful plum grow. Kaylee's name in chinese means joyful plum (even though she will be from Vietnam). We are using Children's Hope International and are very very close to getting our referral. We welcome you to join us on this journey to the most wonderful gift in the whole world.