Friday, February 29, 2008

I feel so violated

We got fingerprinted this morning. We got up and left Russellville at 6:15. When we arrived it was about 15 til 8. We sat in the car for a few minutes and then got out to go inside for our 8 a.m. appointment. As we got closer to the door, a lady is standing there with 8 fingers held up. We assume she's meaning that they won't even open the doors until right at 8o'clock. We wait until both our watches say a minute or so past 8 and get back out of the car and go to the door. The same lady and a security officer are literally watching a clock waiting for it to hit exactly 8 a.m. It was too funny. We had to wait at the door for about 30 seconds before they would let us inside! We were only there about 15 minutes after they finally let us in the door. After it was done, I told Brent, "I feel like I've been violated." The government has my fingerprints! It's kind of weird. I guess I can't commit any more of those "no-known suspect" crimes any more!!! j/k

Other than that things are going really well. X has a basketball game tonight and his derby car races for cub scouts tomorrow night. We're having company all weekend so it should be nice and crazy! And to add to the craziness.....our dryer is broken! I can't even do laundry.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

New Puppy

We got a new puppy yesterday. She's so cute. She's a red miniature dachshund and sure she only weighs about 4 pounds. She's so tiny! The kids absolutely love her. We're having to be really quiet today. Brent is on nights through the weekend. So far so good. Maybe Brent can get some good sleep today.

Nothing is going on in the adoption world for us. We have to send in our stress evaluations today and then we will be on our way to approval.

Gotta go. The new puppy, Lulu, just woke up and she probably needs to go potty!

Monday, February 18, 2008

HomeStudy COMPLETE...

Well, the homestudy was, well, pretty uneventful to say the least. Some pretty funny parts to it for sure, mostly with the kids. They asked Xavier if he wanted a boy or a girl, and of course he said a boy. They asked Naia the same thing, and of course she said a girl. Then they asked Xavier 'how many baby brothers are you going to get?" and he said one, whenever he asked what if we were to get to Xavier said 'No, that would be too many'!... He was too funny though. The kids were pretty good, and played upstairs for the most part of it all. No really hard questions for us either. Guess we've had pretty uneventful lives as far as the questions he asked goes. So from here on out, i'm guessing that we're joining 'the waiting game' (as if we weren't already doing that!)

Monday, February 11, 2008

So we've finally been caught. We've caught a bug. Naia woke up this morning with a bloody nose, complaining that the back of head hurt and a fever. Not fun.

We have our homestudy on Sunday. Not sure what to expect. We have a busy week this week. Cub scouts, basketball, church, church, basketball, nursing home, clean house, church....homestudy! We also have our fingerprinting appointment for a couple of weeks from now. It's at 8 in the morning. That means we have to leave here around 6:30 to get to Ft. Smith on time. Not cool!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Korean Blogs & Road Rash

We're trying to find some Korean adoptin blogs. If anyone knows of any at all we'd love to have the addresses!

Today Naia fell off her bike while going down a hill in the road in front of our house. Brent and I were both right there when it happened. I saw it coming. She was going way too fast and her little Dora three wheeler was so off balance. She has road rash. She flipped up over the front of the handle bars. She skinned her right elbow, her right cheek bone, her right eyebrow, and the right side of her forehead. She also busted both lips. I'm honestly surprised she has teeth still! I think she was more scared than hurt. Nothing was even bleeding other than her busted mouth. Poor baby. Brent's on nights the first part of this week. Kind of boring here.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Switch

Well after much thought and prayer, we have decided to switch over to the Korea program. At this time we really just feel that God is in this. We have a peace about it. We're excited!

We also have our homestudy scheduled for the 17th! This is really exciting! I'm totally not sure what to expect, but not even the littlest bit scared about it! That's probably a bad thing.

We're having a small super bowl party tomorrow night. Brent's brother and family are coming over to watch the game b/c they don't have cable or satellite in their home. I guess I better get off here now. Skillet is barking to be let inside. Brent's in bed and I just finished watching Father of the Bride II. Such a great movie!