Tuesday, October 25, 2005


We received an email yesterday from our agency. Our official LID is 9/14. That means that today we are at day #41 of waiting for our TA!!! We could have it within a few weeks!!!

We are so excited!

Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful news from afar!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Saturday, October 15, 2005

To YaYa or Not To YaYa

For those of you who are unaware, my kids call me "YaYa". Marty and I have been married for about 2.5 years. When we got married, his son Keith wasn't sure what to call me. So, Lola told him that I'd said once upon a time that I'd like to be called "YaYa" when I have grandchildren. So, for the past 2.5 years, I have been called "YaYa" by Keith, usually by Brice and occaisionally by Josh and Lo.
Now we are adopting the lovely Miss Han Wei Ya. You'll never guess what her little nickname is in the orphanage! That's right! She is "YaYa"!!! So, now we have the quandry of wondering what Keith will now call me since everytime he yells out "YAYA!!!" Brinley will think that someone is calling her.
We do want to call her Brinley. (I think Lola is planning on calling her "Beaner" ever since I dreamed that everyone was calling her that! ugh!) We just hope she will adjust to hearing "YaYa", too.

Can We Go Now???

I feel like a child coming to the end of a long journey, "Are we there yet???"

Instead I feel like asking "Can we go now???"

Just really ready for Brinley to join our family. I've never held her......but I miss her.
Isn't that odd?

Maybe just a few more weeks......

Goodness knows, I have plenty to do to keep me busy! We're still doing our version of Trading Spaces around here with Brice moving into Josh's room and Brinley having Brice's former room. So much to do!!!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Finally feeling a bit more like Fall here in the South! HOORAY!!!!

Brinley's punkin'!

Our little pumpkin patch in front of our house! :)

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Nursery Plans

There have been definite changes in our plans for Brinley's room. Before we even found Brinley, I bought a crib set that I just loved......and I still do......but it just doesn't seem 'right' for Brinley. Sooooooo, I am going to sell that set on eBay and her room is now going to be done in Raggedy Ann.
I have always loved Raggedy Ann and I hope that Brinley will, too. I've had the wallpaper border for quite a while and was going to use it in my sewing room but I think our daughter will enjoy it even more.
I've bought coordinating fabric that I can use for the curtains and the crib ruffle. I am so excited about this change in plans!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Someone sent this to me and I thought it was so cute!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Waiting on LID

We are "patiently" waiting on our LID (log-in date). Once we get this date we'll have a better idea of when we might be traveling. Cross your fingers and say a prayer that we got an early LID so that we can have Brinley home for Christmas!
I can't wait to make her smile!!! :)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

26 months old

Another month has gone by......Brin is 26 months old now.
We'll be there soon, sweetie!