Monday, February 25, 2008

Disney Cruise

Chilling out with Chip and Dale.
Pressley had as much as he could take at Castaway Cay today and fell asleep while we were waiting for dinner.

Rion, Sophie and Pressley with Minnie on Castaway Cay. It was a beautiful day, and they were able to snorkel and just enjoy playing in the water in February!

Sophie, Pressley and Rion posing with Captain Jack Sparrow on the Disney Cruise. Do they look tough?

Friday, February 15, 2008

We're at DSS!

Our home study that is. It made it! Please pray that it gets moved quickly through DSS and CIS. I have great hopes of traveling for Cate in June. That's my prayer. George came home from the hospital on Tuesday and we are very thankful. He still has a chest tube but I hope that when that comes out next Tuesday he will be more comfortable. We really miss our George, and are ready for him to feel better. Today, Sharon, who is the director at our home study agency, left me a message on my phone and she ended by saying, It is so great to see your determination and hope because when you were waiting domestically it was more fear and uncertainty. She was exactly right, and it doesn't compare to the joy of knowing that we are following God's plan for our life.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Just rambling

I don't have too to report about our journey to Cate. We are waiting on our DSS child abuse clearance, and our home study will be ready to go to DSS. After DSS reviews it, they will send it to the USCIS office. When they are done, they will send us our I-171 H form which is the very last thing we need to make our dossier complete. I am so ready to know that our dossier is in China, waiting for travel approval. Please pray for us that everything goes smoothly AND quickly! Speaking of praying, we have been praying for George really hard. Praying that his lung and heart are healed and that he can come home from the hospital soon. He has been there too long, and I know he is feeling down. His biopsy came back negative, and for that we are so thankful! Please keep him in your prayers. For those that don't know, George is my stepfather, but I leave out the step, because he is my father. He is the one who has raised me and been there for us through thick and thin. And he is absolutely the best grandfather in the world. He would do anything for us. I'm going to learn how to post pictures soon, because I have some of our Disney Cruise this past weekend. We had a really nice time, and the weather was beautiful! It is so neat to think that maybe by our next vacation, Cate will be with us too!