Friday, November 28, 2008

Monday, Monday!!!

Well we think that Monday is THE day that we have court. Duni told us that we should hear "early next week" about whether or not we passed court. I'm DYING over here just waiting and waiting. I'm sooooo scared that we won't pass then we won't travel until like February!!! That would be devastating, but I'm trying to stay positive and think happy thoughts. We got some more new pics of our man and let me just say..... he's going to be a ladies man :) We feel soooo very blessed to be his parents.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Impatiently waiting...

Well yesterday Michael and I were blessed with some AMAZING photos of our boy from the Juvinall family! He's laughing and giggling and just loooks sooooo happy. These were the first photos we've seen of him smiling. I was so touched and it just made the wait that much harder. I want my little man!!! He's just so adorable and we feel so blessed that God chose to place him in our family. Kim Kulp and I are praying to hear something about court on Wednesday but we'll see. At least we know that we will know something by Dec. 2nd so not much longer to wait. I'm really praying that we pass. I don't know if I can deal with more disappointment.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It's official!!!

Well our tentative travel dates are CORRECT! If we pass court by December 2nd then we will be traveling December 13th to get Ezra!!! Exciting and scary news all at the same time. There's a lot to do in 3 weeks to prepare for a baby. Plus I'm going to work right up until we leave since I don't get maternity pay (bummer) so that's not much time :) I tried to spruce up the old blog with a slideshow and such b/c the milisecond that we pass court I'm going to post tons of pics of Ezra for all the world to see our little man. This whole journey has kept my stomach in knots, ie. waiting for confirmation that our dossier was safely in the hands of the staff in Ethiopia, then waiting for a referral, then waiting for travel dates, now waiting to pass court, THEN waiting to actually travel to get him. I'm just soooooo anxious for this to be over with. I suppose then my stomach will be in knots hoping that he doesn't get sick or injured :) Maybe it just never ends. I'm going to just enjoy the moment and try to rest in the Lord.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

WE MAY TRAVEL IN DECEMBER!!!!

Okay, well I'm trying NOT to get too excited but we just got an e-mail saying that our tentative travel dates are December 13-20th!!! These were our original dates but then we got bumped to January (or so we thought) and this afternooon I got an e-mail with the December dates, so I don't know WHAT to think, but I'm pleading with the lord for it to be December so then I could make it to Sarah's wedding! I would LOVE to have our little man before Christmas. I hope to find out for sure tomorrow. Us, the Kulp family, the Tennants, and Semlow's all received the December dates. I'm just remaining optimistic but we'll see what tomorrow brings. It's soooo hard not to let my heart get too happy :(

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Photos

Well we got some new photos today of our boy!!! I'm still waiting for the Terwilligers to send us their pics and video but at least we have at least 5 or so good pics of him at the transition home. He's got a bit of a runny nose so now I'm paranoid about that turning into pneumonia - yikes! I can't wait to pass court so I can start posting some of them for everyone to see here. Still no word on travel dates yet. Soooooooo frustrating... all we can do is hope and wait for more pics to come rolling in so we can watch our baby grow that way.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Waiting for next week!!

So the traveling families are on their way home today!!! YEA! The Terwilliger's took both photos and video of our Ezra in Ethiopia! I can't wait to see him "in motion"! I'm so excited. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long to see our little man. Still no word about tentative travel dates so I don't know what to think. Part of me holds out hope that it will be before January but I don't want to be naive either. I'm dying over here. I want him NOW!!