Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Still waiting.

We are still waiting on our home study :( We are starting to get a little panicked, because our main notary her expiration date will be close to the cut off. We would literally have to revise almost every document including the state certification.  Last night I couldn't sleep thinking about everything, trying to wrap my mind around it. I started to pray for God to quiet my mind and to put my trust in his plan and timing. I fell asleep praying and woke up this morning knowing everything is going to be okay. On a happier note I can't believe all the referrals this last couple weeks, it is amazing, congrats to all the families.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tick Tock Tick Tock

We are sooo very patiently waiting for our home study to be written. Did you sense my sarcasm? I think I might offer to babysit or make dinner for our social worker, free up a little time for her so she can get to writing. It is the last thing we need for our dossier!! So close yet so far, SIGH.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sniff, Sniff

This morning for some reason I was more in tune to my sense of smell and how much I love it. I love the smell of coffee! It fills our house so wonderfully on a chilly fall morning.  Also this morning the air smelled so clean and fall like, it smelt like when you are out in the woods away from the city. You just can't breathe enough of that kind of air. Then I headed over to the garden to pull up the last few carrots. The carrot tops have the sweetest and most earthy smell. The tomato's were next, the scent of a tomato plant reminds me soooo much of my Papa. He is 84 years old but tends to the most beautiful garden you have ever seen. His tomato's are his specialty. He makes quarts and quarts of pasta sauce from scratch.  Somedays you just have to appreciate the small things and the blessing of something so simple yet so complex.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


So I posted yesterday that today I would spill the beans on our little one's name, so here goes nothing.
Since we are pretty sure we will end up with a little boy, it is the only name we both could agree on. We were going through an app on my phone and found this name. Of course being the person I am I had to look up the meaning. The name Corbin means raven, which in the bible has many different meanings some good, some bad. I found a passage in the book of Luke that really drove it home. In Luke chapter 12 he talks about how the raven never reaps nor sows, but God provides. This really had multiple meanings to us, we tried to have a baby on our own and when we decided our treatments were not for us and let go, God placed adoption on our hearts. This little baby is also just being content and God is providing him with a family. We will use his African name as his middle name. I just feel like it is perfect.

Another funny thing that happened when we first felt called to adopt, but hadn't told anyone yet. We were on vacation with Ryan's side of the family, and we were inside playing with our niece. She was 18 months at the time and she was looking at some pictures in a magazine. She flipped through the pages and never ripped one, towards the end of the magazine she tore out one page and handed it to me. I didn't really think anything of it, but glanced down to see an article about a family who adopted from Ethiopia. Coincidence, I think not.  Even the toddler knew what was meant to be.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's October already??

Where in the world did September go? I guess we have been so frantically running around and getting things done, an entire month disappeared.

We have had two of our homestudy visits, and Ryan has his today. We just pray that our wonderful social worker can write it up quickly, so we can turn in our dossier.

We took a little trip to Seattle to see Ryan's brother's family. Besides the food poisoning from some bad sushi, it was a great time. We made a "quick" trip to Ikea, I have never spent less than two hours there. Who doesn't love meatballs and lingonberry preserves for lunch? We stopped by Pike St. and of course it was also the food and wine festival, be still my heart. I wish weekends like this could last all week, except for the bad sushi part.

Next blog entry we will reveal the name we have picked out for our child and the meaning. It has been used  once before in another blog post, you may have caught it if you are a good reader.