Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Family is Coming!

I can hardly wait! For the FIRST TIME EVER my family is coming to visit. I have lived in Canada for 7 years now and this is the first time they have ever come to see me. Of course all are coming at once so let's do the math... 2 (Bart and I) + 3(Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Rich) +4 (Mom,Dad, Niece, Nephew) =9 people and oh yeah---ONE BATHROOM! This should be fun ;)! My niece and nephew are so adorable, I can hardly wait for the "kiddie practice". Thanks to my little bro for letting me borrow the kids for a while.

Hayden is going on 4 and Cheyenne is just under 2. I can't wait to love on them. I am afraid that they will get tired of me pretty quick. I hope to get some great photos of the two kidlets as I have NONE! Its a long story as to why I don't have any pictures of the kids...but hopefully that will be fixed soon.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mommas New Shoes and Baby Stuff in the House!

The crib bedding arrived yesterday....I love it! It is so soft and perfect for Little Bear I think.

And My New "I need to feel like a girl" shoes. Just because!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A New Look

Just was getting bored with my blog's old look. I am going to try a few diffferent things and see what I like best. Its fun to play with the different options. Also, great way to procrastinate when doing report cards!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


RIght now we are just trying to relax -"cruise along" and prep to bring Little Bear home. We finished painting his room last weekend. Went shopping for his crib and other furniture (which won't be installed until after all of our guests have cycled through our house in JULY), and just have been generally enjoying having made it this far in the process. This weekend is for putting up closet organizers.

June is a crazy month at work so I am just trying to focus there for now, only a week and a half to go and then SUMMER vacation. Then I will start worrying more about when and how things will move along for paperwork,visa etc. I am sure. NOt that there is much I can do about it all anyway.

We were fortunate to receive an update and Little Bear is doing well. He is growing -10 cm in 2 months! He is so cute I can hardly wait to hold him, we have his picutres hung up everywhere. I never get tired of gazing into those big brown eyes.

Good luck to everyone in the adoption world. May whatever stage you are at go quickly and smoothly for you!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Don't ask me how, but it happened we are officially Biyadegelegn's parents. Little Bear is ours!

Here he is showing you that he is number one in our hearts!

Monday, June 7, 2010

How am I feeling?

People keep asking me this at work. I want to say (and I think they expect) that I am thrilled, nervous etc. The truth is that right now I feel empty. I do NOT think we will pass court tomorrow -too many strikes against us in terms of paperwork issues that just never end.

So how do I feel? Like I just want tomorrow to be over so that we can move on to our REAL court date.

What a Negative Nellie I am huh? I am just tired I guess, tired of paperwork, tired of hustling to do my part when others can't be bothered to get their part done, tired, tired, tired. Most of all, I know that we have had it pretty easy relative to others in this process and I pray that we will not have any more challenges because I can't take it any more.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy Anniversary...

to us! Bart and I have been marrried 6 years today. This guy is my rock. When I was freaking out yesterday becasue YET MORE paperwork problems presented themselves he stayed cool. He fixed it, and drove the papers in to the agency personally so that they could be there on time to hopefully help for court Tuesday. Getting time off from the ARMY dudes isn't easy but he did it, and he did it for me and for our son. Is is any wonder I love this man!?!

Some other things I totally dig about my muchacho:

He dressed as close to Prince Charming as could be for our wedding. Cheesily I wanted the whole Cinderella feel and he tried to give it to me.

He loves to travel as much as I do (this is our trip to Sedona and the Grand Canyon)

He dislikes hockey as much as I do (so unCanadian I know)...but I loved watching him play rugby!

Bart adores children and is a favourite "uncle" to many!

He never complains about my HUGE burpy, smelly, farty, drooly love bucket-Kyah.

Oh yeah, and he's ALLLLLL mine! Happy Anniversary Bear.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Court Date-Must maintain hope.

Found out that some of our paperwork from the socialworker still isn't in to the agency. Court is on Tuesday people-what are the chances of it all coming together in time? Struggling to keep positive....help!