Saturday, January 30, 2010

When the Dr. is away...

the mice play & get some stuff done.. :-)
Amy is in Tampa for continuing education. Just in time! We had a nice little dusting of snow on the ground this AM when we woke up..
Picked up Pink's glider/rocker Thursday night at the store in two big boxes; some assembly required! LOL Not to bad though, my trustee side kick Justin & I assembled it quite easily.

Tonight is the PTL trvia night for the school. Hope to gather up all of my useless knowledge to bestoy it upon them . LOL
We are coming into week 9 & 10 waiting on the FBI paper work. Spoke with Gerad yesterday and he says most are coming in around week 10. So that means we only have one more week to wait! Praise God!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Thank you to all our friends! Our daughter is so blessed!

What was supposed to be a birthday party for my BFF's little girl, was a surprise couple shower for Amy & I. WOW !! Talk about being overwhelmed! We walked into our friends home completely unaware and the next thing you know. "Surprise! It was filled with friends and family bearing gifts for our little girl. :-)

This comes after an afternoon where we finally were able to talk with some helpful people at the FBI. I truly believe next week is going to be a break through in our waiting.

Please keep my dad in your prayers he is in the hospital still awaiting release.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Preschool sign ups...

Pink got enrolled in preschool today.. She doesn't know it yet, but she is ready to go for August 2010. YEAH

Still waiting on two things.. the FBI paperwork and a court date! Prayers for both are appreciated!

Continued thoughts and prayers for my dad who continues to recover in the hospital.

More news to come.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Been a long week...

Let me start out by asking for prayers & thoughts for our little girl and the scheduling of a court date very soon. Thanks..

Where to begin. Friday night we went on a shopping spree for Pink. We hit two different Babies R Us, purchasing: a glider/recliner and ottoman, a car seat, two strollers and an accessory bag. All with the general color of ..... you guessed it PINK... :-) The glider is on order and will not be here for 2 weeks; hopefully we will be traveling then. Everything else we picked up. Her closet is starting to fill up.

Saturday we cleaned.. and cleaned and cleaned... Well you get the picture we cleaned. LOL Spent the day in the basement sorting, throwing stuff away, organizing and throwing stuff away. LOL We did great; we are not finished but the helper I hired drove off with a pickup full of stuff. We have lived in this house for 10 years and you can tell by the amount of stuff we have accumulated.
This is week #8 coming up so by the Grace of God, our FBI background check will be returned. That will be the last piece to our puzzle that we need.

For those of you who are reading the blog that are considering adopting or are waiting for referral; definitely "waiting" is the hardest part we have hit yet.. WoW, words can not describe it.

My dad is back in the hospital, thoughts and prayers for him are appreciated.

More joyful news to come real soon hopefully!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

5 1/2 Hours...

In 5 1/2 hours from now, the people of Moscow will return to work from their New Years & Christmas vacation. (January 11, 2010) Please say a small prayer that our daughters court appointment will be handed out this week! We are so ready to go back to Moscow!

Spent the weekend cleaning the house more, I think we are down to the basement. Yeah! Phil came out and helped me organize the garage. The trash can is full! LOL Spent Saturday evening with friends celebrating some birthdays. Happy Birthday!

Today I went to the airport and flew the C182 around the bistate area; lots of snow everywhere.

More news to come

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Russian Christmas

I found this little article on the internet explaining the Russian Christmas which is celebrated on January 7 (Thursday).

Christmas celebration in Russia is not as widely followed as in Western countries in favor of the New Year celebration. Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January (which corresponds to December 25 in the Julian Calendar). The tradition of celebrating Christmas has been revived since 1992, after decades of suppression by the communist government. It is centered on the Christmas Eve "Holy Supper", which consists of 12 servings, one to honor each of Jesus' apostles. The Russian traditions were largely kept alive by shifting some of them, including the visit by gift-giving "Grandfather Frost" and his "Snowmaiden", to New Year's Day. Many current Russian Christmas customs, including their Christmas tree, or "yolka"(spruce, sometimes pine instead of it), were brought by Peter the Great, after his western travels in the late 17th century.

More news to come!


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

We took Justin on our annual trip south for Christmas and it was great! Coming home to single digit temps is a little shocking but we are home ready to get Pink home for good. We are in need again of your prayers to help get the FBI back ground check returned to us this week. That is our last piece of paper needed to get our trip #2 scheduled.

More news to come!