Monday, October 24, 2011


That's right! As of October 18th, our dossier (think fancy word for obscene amount of paperwork) is in china!! Yay, yay, yay!!! This is important b/c now we are able to be matched with our sweet lane. We're definitely looking forward to finally seeing her picture!! Hopefully it won't be long now.

Somehow I lost track of several important dates that I should've added to our adoption timeline. I'll try to find those and Add them.....not only for anyone else who might be thinking about possibly adopting but also just for us to look back on one day.

I know we are far from being finished with this entire process, but I hAve to say that the paperwork hasn't been as big an issue as so many people make it sound like. Is it ALOT of paperwork....yes. Is it occasionally confusing and even close to ridiculous in nature.......yes. BUT I just haven't been completely overwhelmed by the task of it as it seems some people are. I've just tried to take it one step at a time, and if it was possible to do a little extra to get ahead here or there, then I did it. And sometimes I just didn't feel up to I'd take a brief break. Anyway.....hope that helps encourage at least one person :)

What have I been unprepared for?? Well now that could be a post in and of itself....and maybe one day I will. I'll just say that sometimes people just don't "get" what you're doing. They're just not on the same page, in the same place, or maybe they just don't see the big picture. I wasn't expecting that(silly me)and believe me when I say I've learned some tough lessons. But that's ok. We'll be stronger for it and I'm just trying to see it as maybe God's trying to teach me something. So enough about that.

RUNNING--- I haven't said anything about my love/hate relationship with running lately. HA!!! I actually signed up for st. Jude's half marathon (in December) quite a while back. So my running girls and inhave picked up the weekly mileage....trying to prepare and train. I'll have my two-year runniversary in January and have been blessed to have not had a running injury....UNTIL NOW :(:(:(. Yep....pataller tendinitis is NOT my friend. I haven't run now in 10 DAYS and thats unheard of for me. I've been icing the knee...medicating it.....resting it....and I'm over it. Please go away patellar tendinitis.....and let me run again.



YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO happy for you are on your way now....dig in round 2!!! You can do this...especially once you see her sweet face!!! Hugs...


YAY, Demetria!!! I am so excited for ya'll!!! CANNOT WAIT until you see sweet Lane's precious face! It won't be long now!!!!!!