Monthly archives: September, 2008

Waking up to good news

The Ethiopian courts reopened early.  They were supposed to open October 9, but we got word this morning that they opened yesterday.  Hopefully this gets things moving again. Thanks so much for the positive comments yesterday, they were very nice to wake up to. On a random Ethiopian note, here is a link to an…



Keep Hoping

Matt and I are still slowly preparing.  It is not so easy for us to keep preparing when we don’t know when Tom and Jerry will be here.  Sometimes it feels like it will never happen and you just shouldn’t bother reading a book on attachment, or prepare the nursery, or even think about child…



Friday Update – 9/26/08

Adoption:  There were no referrals this week.  The courts reopen October 9 and hopefully things pick up then! Running:  I walked a lot again this week, hopefully next week I feel up to running. Push-ups:  I so wanted to keep up with the push-ups this week, but I had a clicking pain in my right shoulder (probably…



My New Toy

My Solar Oven finally arrived this week.  I figured since we lived in one of the sunniest places on the planet we should put all that sunshine to good use.  So, now the sun dries my clothes, makes my garden grow, and cooks my food.   I put it to use the very next day…



One Year

Last year on this day Matt and I filled out our application to begin the adoption process. At the time the whole process from start to finish was taking less than a year and we thought we would be parents by now or very close to the one year mark. It is becoming apparent to…



Planting Time

Dill, Peas, Green Leaf Lettuce, Lettuce, Green Onions, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Rue (herb to keep cats out of certain areas) Cauliflower, Turnips, Broccoli Raab, Riverside and Valencia Onions, Swiss Chard, Kale, Radishes I still have some more planting to do and hopefully will get these seeds started by the end of the week. (I set…



Friday Update – 9/19/08 (late edition)

Adoption Update: No referrals this week. I am really needing to see some siblings referred so I can feel some movement. Push-ups: We started back on our push-up program this week! We had to start over at week two, but I don’t care, I am just glad we did them. Running: I did not run…



So Tired!

. . . and a little sore this morning.  Why you ask? (okay you might not be asking but I am going to tell you anyway) Yesterday morning I was walking Taffi and minding my own business when I noticed that someone had dumped a tractor tire in the field near our house.  I thought…



For the fire fighters

Only because so much of both our families are firefighters.    From Family guy. Awesome. 



Friday Update – 9/12/08

  Adoption Update: Our agency had five referrals this week, four infant boys and one infant girl, a sibling group of a girl and a boy ages 5 and 7 was also placed off of the waiting children’s list.  Congratulations to all the happy families!  The families waiting the longest right now are the ones waiting…



Alone time in the kitchen

So while Matt was gone on his epic trip, I had some down time to spend in the kitchen.  I decided to try out a few new recipes while he was gone and was happy with everything I tried.     The Awesome-est Blueberry Muffins.  Very yummy muffins, but not the awesome-est I have ever had….



I'm back from my first epic mountain bike trip

So I have never really gone on any big epic, multi day biking trips. Earlier this summer, a good friend invited me along with some other guys for a trip. I waffled back and forth about going for a while, but I decided it was a trip of a lifetime.  And it was an amazing…



Congratulations!!!

Bill and Sandi got their referral today!  (Go here for more info.)   Sandi and I met online when we both had first begun our adoption journeys.  We chat a few times a week about pretty much everything, she has even taught me how to knit and given me tips on becoming a parent (always willing…



Friday Update – 9/5/08

Adoption Update: Our agency didn’t have any referrals this week, it has been since the week of 7/11/08 since the last set of referrals and probably none for the next couple of weeks. Running and Push-Up Updates:  Same as last week. Gardening:  I still have a ton of basil and didn’t want to dry it all…