Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New blog...

We are switching our blog to www. ourlittlemisscupcake. blogspot. com (without the spaces). The address of the blog makes more sense, because Lil' Cupcake is not a baby, and she's our Little Miss Cupcake! I will be adding posts to the new site in the next few days - just as the craziness of packing, getting everything ready, etc. picks up! :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Less than a month...

...until I get to meet this beautiful face! I'm so super excited! I can hardly wait, and it will be here before I know it - YAY!! If you can't read between the lines, I'm beyond elated to meet our daughter! Enjoy some more pictures of Miss Smiley!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Today is the day....

that we found out that we are legally Lil' Cupcake's parents! YAY!! I'm so super-d-duper excited! T & I are parents! We are so excited! We cannot wait to bring her home, and for her to meet all our family and friends that have put up with us throughout this journey! I will be traveling September 13-20! Ahhh- that sounds so close, and I have so much stuff to do! One thing I did get checked off the list today was enrolling her in preschool. She will be attending it at the church I work at. Super excited! Off to complete more things on my list - in the meantime enjoy one of our latest pics of her!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Tomorrow is the BIG day...

Monday, August 4th is our court date! This is the last week for court dates, so I'm almost expecting our court date to get bumped (because there are so many families that have been pushed back from last week to Monday)- therefore if we do pass, it will be an extreme blessing. So, please be praying - I'm in need of all the prayers we can get! I'm getting pretty anxious to bring her home, and Travis can't wait to get her out on the ice for hockey.

Here's to a sleepless night, and hopefully good news tomorrow morning, bright and early!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008


I have survived our jr high mission trip! I got back today (Saturday), and will be heading out in exactly a week for our sr high trip! Oh, how I love mission trips! It is unbelievable watching youth serve the Lord - to be the hands and feet of Jesus, and watching their faith ignite! But...the true reason for the post is that while on the trip, we received a court date! Our court date is August 4th, the last day of court dates before courts close for the rainy season. So, please be praying that we pass the first time! We will then be counting on me traveling the last week of August/first week of September! YAY!! I am getting anxious to pick up that precious little face! Can't wait to pass court so I can post pics of her!

Monday, June 30, 2008

The Weekend has come and gone...

This past Saturday, I woke up with a crazy red eye. It burned, watered, and was just a plain, pain in the butt. However, I wasn't about to let it damper my big day ahead. First thing first, had to head to the church for an architect meeting. We are adding a north addition, youth room, to our church. So the architect was there to show us drawing plans. Before the hour and a half was up, I think I was cross-eyed with one in particular, red and burning. I drove home, and got ready for our big day. My mom, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law were waiting for me. We were on our way to Mankato to get some shopping done for little Miss Cupcake. Well, had our lunch at Subway and then were on the road. First stop, Sally's. I got Children's Silken supplies for her hair. Mmmmm, they smell so good too - almost good enough to eat. I also picked up a few containers of the 500 rubber bands (yeah...high ambitions for myself - prepared to go through 1,000 rubber bands). Then over to Michael's - in search of wooden letters. Ended up getting a big bag of beads for her hair, and a cute little Cupcake scrapbook pack. After that we were off to Sheels to get a hockey practice jersey for hubby, too bad, so sad, they didn't have one. So we ended up going through the mall. Stopped at Gymboree (bought and returned a $40.00 jean jacket) and Children's Place (which had a too cute cupcake shirt). Then spent a little time in Target, and stocked up on children' medicine, vitamins, thermometer, etc. Stocked up in the first aid section :) After our Target run, we went to Walmart, where we hit the jackpot. We found a bed railing to keep her from falling out of bed, a booster seat for the dining table, a little Dora toilet seat (one you put on top of pre-existing one, so she won't fall in), a few rubbermaid accessories for markers, pharmacy collection, etc. And the best thing of all, probably because I think they are so stinkin' cute - Lil' Pip Squeaks. They are tiny little markers for toddlers/preschoolers! They are cute, and the name is cute - had to get them! (Today I was at Target and they had a 36 collection of Pip Squeaks markers, and they also had a traveling set with a notepad - take note, I need to get those maybe next time I'm there). **Check out picture of Pip Squeaks at the end of the post!**

The whole reason for posting is that a wonderful family from our agency just brought home their little girl Sara. Amazing among picking up his own daughter, this father took amazing pictures of Lil' Miss Cupcake! He took over our first package complete with healthy fruit snacks, a couple play necklaces, a shirt, photo album of us, and a little doll. He took pictures of her opening up her package. I absolutely love all the pictures, but my heart especially melted when I saw her looking at the picture of Travis and I. It also melted when I saw a picture of her holding a ball, and smiling into the camera. Our first ever picture with a smile -and she has a mighty cute smile too! I just can't help but continue to look at these news pics! Mommy will be there soon to pick you up! Please continue to pray for our court date! Because we have so many families going through, we are hoping to be filed this week (no problem with me, a lot of those other families have waited a long time for a court date). Here's to some good news soon, especially that of hearing a court date! That way I can start making plans of when I will be gone for work, and getting stuff situated with that. It has to be approved by the Council before I can do it!

Without further ado, the Lil' Pip Squeaks!!
Aren't they super cute??

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

While I'm Waiting...

I still haven't heard anything yet, but in the meantime, I might as well make myself busy! This is Lil' Cupcake's bedding. I bought it tonight online and should be here in 7-10 days! Isn't it super cute? YAY!! I finally found bedding that I like and that will match her room. A piece of advice, if you are painting a kid's room bright colors, be prepared to take a while to find bedding in bright colors :) Enjoy!