Thursday, October 25, 2012

We Got The Signature!

I can't believe it! We finally got the email that we have the signature from the MOJ. I am so excited! Now, it is sent over to the courts, assigned a judge and then a court date. So, we just wait for the court date and I am hoping that we will get that pretty quickly. I was so relieved this morning when I got the email about the signature, as I had really started to worry that maybe something was wrong. Shelley had tried to assure me that everything was ok, but I just couldn't stop that little nagging feeling that something could go wrong  -- like my papers could have been lost or maybe there was a reason we couldn't get the signature -- what reason I don't know, but I imagined that there could be one. Thank goodness I can relax a little now before I start worrying about the court date. 

Here are a few autumn pictures I have taken this past week.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thank You So Much And A Pumpkin Carving

Another person donated to our adoption to help bring Bella and Allysen home  -- or maybe it was more than one person. I want to thank whoever you are so much. We appreciate this act of kindness more than you know. Thank you for being a part of our adoption.

We also had our annual pumpkin carving on Sunday and the kids had a great time. They had friends over and ate lots of food, carved pumpkins and ran around goofing off. I just watched them have fun and took pictures -- the thing I like to do best. Here are a few pictures.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Step Up For Down Syndrome 5K and Festival

Yesterday we had our Step Up For Down Syndrome 5K and Festival. Sarah and Caroline danced with Miracles in Motion during the festivities. They were pretty excited about dancing and especially excited about their new shirts and shoes that they had to wear. There were clowns, face painting, hoola-hoops, a jump rope team, musicians and several other activities. It was a little cool but still a lot of fun. 

 Getting Hair Bows in Before Dancing 


I Think She Is The Youngest Dancer In The Class

Finally Getting To Perform

Sarah and Caroline Both Wanted to Have Their Face Painted

Caroline Tried Out The Jump Ropes

Sarah and Caroline With Big Sister Abigail

Sarah's Favorite Place To Eat Is Chick-Fil-A

Before We Left We Stopped At The Pumpkin Patch

Monday, October 8, 2012

Still Waiting And A Thank You

I woke up this morning and checked my email for the signature from the MOJ, but it wasn't there and I never got the email today. I was so disappointed! I so hope we get the signature this week. I am so tired of waiting, but there is really nothing we can do about it but pray and wait. Hopefully, it won't be much longer. I really want the girls to be here for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but things aren't looking good for that. 

I got a surprise tonight  -- we received a $10 donation to our account for the girls. I was pretty excited as it has been a very long time since we received a donation. I want to thank whoever donated to help bring our girls home. I don't know who you are, but we appreciate it so much. Thank you.

I looked back to find a few pictures that I hadn't posted of Bella and Allysen. When I look at their pictures, I want to have them here so much  -- but, I know it will happen eventually.