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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Not spoiled at all!!

While we are waiting (patiently) for news from our social worker regarding a possible adoption we have 2 cats at home who are not spoiled at all. They keep us entertained, warm on cold nights, and on our toes during their psychotic episodes. They are extrememly helpful and wonderful hunters.

CJ is very protective of his 'pet' frog.

My boys love to just hang out together.

Nero loooooves to be brushed.

He also thinks he's very helpful when it comes to sewing and weaving.

Here is Cap'n Jack (CJ the grey) about half his full size trying to play with Nero (orange).

Friday, August 04, 2006

Adoption Progress

We wrote a profile. What this means is that we created 4 pages of text and pictures to sum up our lives. This took many weeks and even more revisions. It is hard to decide what you think will attract a birth parent. This profile goes into a binder with other profiles from prospective adoptive parents. There are generally between 50-60 families in this book at a time. Birth parents then look through this binder and chose a couple of families to meet with. At these match meetings as they are called, both sets of parents talk with each other and decide if this is the best match for them and for the future child.

So at this point we are in "the book" and waiting to be called for a match meeting. As far as the money goes we will have all but about $600 in teh bank by the end of August. So far the money has been there when we needed it and we will rely on God for the rest to be there when it is needed.

At times we wait patiently and at other times we wait impatiently. We keep praying for the patience to wait for God to unfold this chapter of our lives in His own time and His own way.

Thursday, August 03, 2006


It was suggested that we set up a blog spot to keep everyone posted on our lives and our adoption. We will also have a website in the future but for now this seemed like fun.

We just returned from the best vacation at the family cottage in in Burdickville Michigan. This is about 20min W of Traverse City on Hwy 72. For those of you who map the state on your hand, it's in the fingernail of your pinkie.

The picture is of the area we visited and one that we'd never leave if the option was given to us! We played in the waters of Glen Lake and Lake Michigan, climed the dunes, watched lots of sunsets, collected some rocks, ate lots of cherries, got sunburned, and mostly just relaxed.

The lake in the background is Glen Lake which is split into 2 lakes: Big Glen and Little Glen. The cottage sits on Big Glen. We love everything about this area and Leelanau county. Pictures to come.