Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A few of my favorite things

Every girl enjoys shopping. Especially for little girls and babies. Here are a few things that I have fallen in love with in the past couple of weeks, I just thought that I would share ;)

Mom's that have their babies have raved about the Beco Butterfly. So . . . I HAD to get one! I found this one on Ebay, rarely used, for a little less than other stores that offer this brand. To be honest, I loved the print and other stores didn't carry it. It's the 1.0 and most were pushing the newest 2.0. I have already purchased this and can't wait to put our little girl in it.

For those of you who don't know, babies in Korea are "worn" by their foster parents, and these have proven to be very helpful with attachment and bonding.
Here's the color swatch; I LOVE brown and pink together!

The next favorite thing, and I'm sure most of you will agree, is PotteryBarn. I LOVE all of their kids stuff. I had a regular Diaper Bag with each son and I hated both of them (the diaper bags). Everything got lost in the bottom. I never could find anything in them! Besides the fact that they were impossible to carry with a baby on the hip, they were ugly! Not this one! This time I'm going for a backpack . . . not just any 'ol back pack, a Pottery Barn KIDS backpack. Check this out!

Complete with our little girl's name inscribed on it. (Guess which one I like the best? You guessed it . . . .pink! I just wish there was more brown. Oh well.) I'm thinking she can use it when she gets older! A cousin bought both our boys a PB Duffle for Christmas last year and they are the coolest thing! Very durable and tons of pockets, thus more organization! This will be my next purchase!

Another favorite place is the Children's Place. I'm sure I'm not alone on this either. Once we were on the Girl's List with our agency I started looking for cute little girly dresses. I could finally stop looking and actually move toward purchasing. And although we have been on the list for almost 6 months, I still haven't purchased a dress for her. Two reasons; 1) I don't have clue when she will be born (I have a feeling that she is in fact born, just not sure) and 2) how big she will be when we get her. I want to get her a spring dress and I just don't know what size to get. Once we get her referral, I can celebrate with getting her the perfect dress, which brings me to my next favorite thing.

Isn't it just PERFECT! But wait . . . there's more! You have to prepare for that chilly Colorado spring air. A perfect dress has to have this to go with it!

A pretty pink princess can't go without . . . shoes!

My heart melted when I saw these little things. Aren't they just to die for! A must have, for sure! Well, I could go on all day with all the things that I have found that are pink and brown, but I don't have the time, and you all probably don't have the time to read all of it. Thanks for letting me share a few favorite things with you!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I was looking back at some old posts, and discovered that I mainly post when the list has movement. So needless to say, NOTHING has happend on the list until this week (or late last week). We are now #13! It's only one, but I'll take it! I am still expecting a big jump like we had in January, though. I am faithful that the list has to move and that there are other things to post about.

Like . . .

K losing his third tooth. It is so funny to see a gaping hole when he smiles.

and . . .

Meeting so many inspirational families through blogging.
One in particular, that I just met, lost everything in a house fire. I heard their story through a great digital magazine called Serious Life. They have many children and they all got out of the house by the grace of God. They had just been home a month from Africa, bringing home their two newest additions, when the fire broke out. Their latest adoption adventure is also a great read. It has lead me to start researching Uganda, which may very well be the next country we adopt from, God willing. DH is already put that idea on ice many times ;) I love that he knows when to settle me down. We need to focus on this process and see where God leads us. WAY to early to be talking about #4!

I'm not one to hold on to material posessions, but it did make me think and to be thankful for what God has given me. Thankfully, they did get out and all of them are safe, but they start all over.
Their blog is I encourage you to visit their blog and let me know what you think. You'll find the most inspirational stories on the sidebar.

I am so thankful for the blogging community. I have learned SO much from you all. The support and comfort is truly a blessing to me. Thank you ALL, from the bottom of my heart!

Monday, February 2, 2009


This past weekend we attended our Training. We both were looking forward to it and it didn't dissappoint. Friday, our Social Workers' daughters talked about life as an Adoptee. It was great to see things through their eyes. Both were adopted from Korea, and are now in their 20's.

Then Saturday 3 families that have adopted through AAC, came and shared their adorable children and experiences. We were also blessed to have lunch with them all at a local restuarant.

We have enjoyed every step that we have gone through in this process, but the training made it all seem more real. Seeing the families with their children really helped us to envision our little girl. The term "pregnant on paper," is used often because that's what it is. There's nothing tangible to relate with. That all changed this weekend. It was awesome!

As far as the Homestudy, I keep telling myself that there's no hurry and it's all in God's timing. Appearantly, there has to be "spacing" inbetween meetings so we have the correct # of contacts with our Social Worker. You can't have all the meetings real close to each other. So we will be meeting again in the next week to do our individual interviews. I am very anxious to get it done, but we're not even #10 yet, so technically we shouldn't even be started. Patience. I would like to get the HS done, to apply for some grants and 0% loans, but again . . . all in God's hands and I need to just trust. This is His journey and He has all of the details worked out.

If you haven't visited Shelley's blog recently, she is sooooo close to making the $5000 mark on her Raffle! Can you believe it! Fellow bloggers have given almost $5000 to bring her little Claire home! Help her make her goal, plus she will be giving away TWO prize packages if she reaches it. She's extended it until Thursday! Visit her blog to buy tickets and to see what she's giving away!