Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Cate!!!

Today Cate turns 5! We celebrated her birthday this past Saturday with a birthday party at The Little Gym in Columbia. She invited her classmates from school and they had a ball! She has been looking forward to her birthday for a while and I hope it was all she hoped it would be. She reminded us every day before her party day not to forget to wake her up with birthday surprises. So when she woke up we let her open some presents from us followed by her favorite, chocolate chip muffins for breakfast. Can I just say one more time how thankful we are for this little girl?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nesting A Little

I know it's too early for us to receive any really great news such as our LOA. But that doesn't mean a girl can't pray every day for a miracle that ours will be sent in record timing! I also know that we just need to be patient and wait for our turn- that the families who are there now and the families getting ready to travel have done their time. I just have that fever really bad right now- I want to be there with my daughter too. So... in the meantime, we can get ready for Cai at home. We replaced Cate's single bed with a double bed. Cai now has some adorable pajamas, a toothbrush, and a Baby Einsteins DVD. It's a start.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

I have to admit, I'm actually ready to get back into a routine. Christmas break was wonderful and I love having my children at home. We watched movies, we played games, we had fun with our family and friends, we ate so much great food, we stayed up late and slept in... but it's time to move on!
I am so excited to be able to say that this is the year that we will meet Cai. Sometimes it feels so close, and others still so far away. I think just as a protective mechanism, I try not to think of Cai. We pray for her daily, of course, but I try not to let myself think of what she may look like or smell like, or how she will say mama and daddy. I haven't bought her any clothes yet. The first couple months were so hard with the new process and filling out paperwork, that it wasn't as hard because we were so preoccupied with the process. Now, as we wait for our LOA and realizing we could be within just a few months, it's hard to control my excitement!
I hope for everyone a very Happy New Year. For this family, my hope is that we can laugh even harder and love even deeper. My prayer will be that our relationship will be even closer to the Lord, that we will give even more.