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!


We are waiting for a court date. Our agency said that they were applying for a court date yesterday, Monday. I haven't heard anything yet, but I'm hoping for the best. Grace, from our agency, is probably still in the air enroute to pick up her son, so I'm guessing that she will let us know whenever if we got a court date. I'm praying that we do, so I can start getting some plans in order, especially relating to work (both at the school and church).

As of right now, we are still waiting, but I will let everyone know once we hear something!

We're inching our way to bringing you home Lil' Cupcake!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


My cousin just saved me from insanity! I'm starting to freak out a little - you know, I am a first time mom (so this is what I'm supposed to be doing, right?)! When I was almost on the verge of a worry meltdown about what books I need to read (hint, I'm a bookworm, and have to read as much as possible, especially in preparation for Raeghan). Okay, so I'm on the verge of this meltdown, and what is sitting on my desk in my home office - 2 packages from my cousin. These weren't just any ordinary packages - one package had at least 6 books relating to adoption, raising an adopted child, transracial adoption, etc. and I was suddenly put at ease. Then I opened up the second package, and my cousin and her kids had put together a package full of goodies for Raeghan. AHHHHH!! Isn't that awesome! So with the arrival of two packages, my nerves have been set at ease! YAY!! My cousin ROCKS!!

Thanks KT!! You Rock!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Just in case you haven't heard, which I highly doubt, we received a referral for a 4 year old girl at the end of May! We are extremely excited, and just can't wait to go get her. Right now we are just waiting on a court date (oh, please be soon!), and will probably travel 3-4 weeks following the court date. After our court date, we will officially be her parents, and then we will be able to post pictures of her. In the meantime, you'll just have to imagine a gorgeous little face! (I know, I'm a little bias already!)

Sunday, June 1, 2008