Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thank you to the Wilsons and the latest scoop. UPDATED

Want to thank the Wilson family for the perfect gift for our little princess! Thanks guys! Inside the pretty bag is a little Disney princess charm.

This morning Amy will book all of our "flight" reservations for the first trip. CHI is going to handle everything else except for: flight, food & souveniors. YEAH CHI We fly from St. Louis to the east coast, from there we are direct into Moscow! Anyone know any good books?!? LOL That's really funny if you know me.. :) We arrive in Moscow on a Sunday and basically have a 2 days of leisure. Tuesday we will be taken to the Ministry of Education and then we get to meet Pink for the first time. We will spend the week in Moscow and come home Friday arriving real late Friday night or early Saturday morning.

To toss in a little adversity in our / my life I am dealing with the possibility of broken ankle. Worse case scenario its broke and we do surgery. best case scenario is that a piece of cartilage has broken off and lodged itself in the joint of my ankle and we do injections. MRI this morning, consultation again next Monday.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Moscow here we come!!!

Can you believe it!! We have a date in November to travel!!! Can you believe how blessed we are?!?!

Pink your mom & dad are starting to pack!

More news to come!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Some explanantion of whats to come..

First let me say thank you to everyone who prayed for us and kept us & Pink in your prayers.

Leslie from CHI called with our Awesome news, telling us we were registered.

Basically we hope that in the next 4 to 6 weeks we will get invited to travel to meet our little girl for the first time. They usually give you about a 2 week notice to get to Moscow for your appointment. Which means that hopefully no later than 8 weeks from yesterday Amy & I will be in Moscow for the first time. Which would be around Nov 18 for our first trip. All of the times are based on averages. We are praying to go much sooner!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Praise Him!

Leslie called 5 minutes ago and said we are registered!!

Pink your mom & dad will be there soon!

More news to come!

Example of Patience. Read the Book of Job

Amazing stories in the Bible that tell of Job and his patience..

Should know something for sure in the next 24 to 48 hours!

Please keep our daughter in your thoughts and prayers.

More news to come!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Moscow is 9 hours ahead of us...

Basically it is Tuesday 5am in Moscow City... Hopefully with the Grace of God, some nice educational employee will process the Fridleys into their adoption system this AM... Yeah!

Want to thank Mel for sending us a couple of pictures from over the summer, hard to believe that it is almost offically over. Wow where did the time go.
These are a few of the ILS crew! Go Eagles!
More news to come real soon hopefully!

Please pray for Pink..

Hopefully today we will get accepted by Moscow..

Amy made it home safely. Worked around the house yesterday after church. Lucas came over and did some yard work. Then we got the Mickey rocking chair out and sanded it and then put a coat of prep on it. Hope to stain it this week.

Hopefully some wonderful news to come!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Why wouldn't Pottery Barn make it in Candy Purple to begin with?

Dr. Amy is in KC for continuing education. So that meant that the men were going to work around the house tonight.

One of our main jobs was to turn the dreary old white toy box into the Candy Purple toy box, fit for a princess. Job complete! We have to reassemble in the AM, but after 3 coats, its ready for lots of dolls and stuffed animals.

Next week we are still praying to receive that September slot.

More news to come!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

We still have a chance...

Well,,, Amy & I are being positive. Talked to Leslie today at CHI and she hasn't heard that the September slot has been filled yet, so we are praying that there is still a chance its ours!! Go Pink!

Bad accident on Hwy 40 at the bridge today. Hope everyone is ok. The Lemen girls hauled Justin home to their house for us. Thanks again!!!!

While picking him up "B" showed us a cool trick she knows... LOL This is one of Pink's future sitters!

More news to come!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma...

Justin's grandma turned 21 today..... again.. LOL Happy Birthday!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Are you ready for some football?

Tonight was picture night for the Wentzville Wildcats. There were football players everywhere and we were only a small percentage of Wildcats.

Today was more Russia paper work for Pink. We will finally be sending a big bundle to the State with a return envelope headed straight to Leslie at CHI, so she can send it to Moscow. No word yet if we squeaked in on the last September spot. Please keep us in your prayers and thoughts, if not for us; for our daughter.

Amy is off to KC for DR meetings. Her and Jen are going up for some training and some R&R. Behave ladies.. LOL

Just saw in the news were Patrick Swayze passed away. Still like that movie Roadhouse!

More news to come!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thanks to Him!

Amy got an email from the CPA today letting us know that a letter we needed from him was complete. This was the last piece in a puzzle needed for some Moscow Court paper work. She will pick this up tomorrow and have it ready to go to the Secretary of State. We were needing something to happen. We are finding out that neither of us were blessed with much patience. LOL Saturday we are off to CHI for a counseling session.

Thank you for all of your prayers and thoughts. Keep them up, our daughter is close to coming home!

More news to come.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Labor Day Weekend.. Sunday night report..

Football was the word for Sat & Sun.. Justin's team played in the Mid Rivers Invitational Tournament. We got bumped out this afternoon by a loss to one of the Mid Rivers Team. Although the guys played great in a muddy field!

Saturday evening we went over to the Abts for food & fun. The guys decided to help the ladies self esteem so we let them beat us in a game of Battle of the Sexes. Next week we might let them beat us in something else. :)

After the game, Amy & I snuck away for a little shopping & dinner at the Meadows. While there we went into Puddle Ducks and found Pink her bedding. We did a little shopping at the different stores and ended the afternoon at Max & Erma's for dinner. Sat outside on the patio and actually saw what we thought was the sun. LOL Been a very cool, rainy over cast weekend!!

Tomorrow I am off to the airport in the AM for some flying.

This week we pray for some info from CHI.

More news to come!

Friday, September 4, 2009

TGIF and its a Holiday Weekend!!

Pink update: We are painting the final coat on her bedroom tonight! Yeah.. Hope to get the crib put together and set into place. (It is in pieces in the living room :p) Amy has a meeting with our CPA to get the last piece of paper work from him. He has not been as motivated as we are.. LOL but no problem it looks like its finally going to be complete.

Carpets in the house are being cleaned and we have yard workers showing up this weekend to continue to get everything ready. People continue to tell us we are nesting... LOL

Next Saturday we are attending a lecture on different aspects of adoption, hosted by CHI.

We had a family celebration last night. One of our family members rolled 200,000 miles :)

Keep Pink in your thoughts & prayers. She is out there trying to make it to Defiance, Missouri.

More news to come!