Anniversary weekend

We are headed to the beach tomorrow to hang out with good friends and celebrate our wedding anniversary. 5 years ago we became husband and wife and what an amazing time it has been. We've had our share of heartache, but oh the joy, love and laughter we have shared...Jonathan is my best friend, greatest supporter, conscience and strength, light of my life and gift from God. I am blessed and grateful beyond words to know him and to love him.

We have waited a long time to be parents and I know he is excited as I am to meet our daughter. He will be an amazing Dad and I can't wait to see him with Lily Kate. One of the first things that made me fall in love with him is his love of children and his calm and gentle way with babies. Thanks for 5 wonderful years my sweet husband and may the time not be too far away when we become a family of three.



Although I am not feeling at all celebratory, I will still post the following list in honor of 15 months since our LID. After you read it, scroll down to see what's got me in a funk and why today's milestone is not making me all warm and fuzzy.

15 things we have done/will do to pass the time during the wait:

1. Trip to Disneyworld – November 2005
2. Remodeled our bathroom – early 2006
3. Snowboarding trip with the church youth – February 2006
4. Had a yard sale – April 2006
5. Headed to the beach for our 4th wedding anniversary – May 2006
6. Went on a family vacation – June 2006
7. Back to the beach! – October 2006
8. Started Weight Watchers – January 2007 (current loss =15 lbs!)
9. Snowboarding again with the youth! – February 2007
10. Traveled to Savannah for a Waiting Families weekend – March 2007
11. Went on a cruise to Mexico (Jonathan) – March 2007
12. Trip to the beach to celebrate 5 year anniversary – April 2007
13. Hawaii!! – May 2007
14. Fly to New Hampshire for a friends wedding – June 2007
15. Travel to Savannah for our nephews wedding – July 2007

and now the bad news...


Please read this!

I know it's quite long, but PLEASE take time to read this article on attachment in adoption. So many times we hear only about the happy stuff and rarely the flip side of adoption.

We are doing our very best to be prepared and open for whatever happens when we get Lily Kate. This article illustrates one mother's struggles to deal with problems that can arise in institutionalized children. So, if you would, please read and pray that our daughter is being cared for with love and attention. She is so much a part of us already - it hurts us to think of her lonely and afraid.


Congratulations Jim and Magi!

Jim and Magi are in China right now and met their daughter Sera for the first time today!! You can follow their journey by clicking here , but below is one of the most beautiful sights I am sure they have ever seen - their daughter's first smile just for them :)