Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Patience is a Virtue Part TWO

Wow..can't believe I haven't blogged (you should know I just typed the word 'typed' and replaced it with 'blogged' because that's just how techno I have become!) since last weekend. We have had some very busy times, though, and they don't seem to be slowing down. One of our great friends from years ago is a Blue Angel, and their family came up for an airshow last weekend and we got to visit with them. It is amazing how those special people you know God put in your life for just the right times never seem to age and we fall right back into where we left off. We also had a wedding rehearsal, a wedding, Memorial Day, end of school cr*p and still getting over the crud. Oh, and friends coming in again tomorrow for the weekend. So, in essence, not really a lot of time to blog anyway.

Good thing, since there is not a lot to blog about. Turns out that most people only had to have 10 hours of training for their adoptions. Yep, good old Maryland needs 21. Soooo...guess what we spent the weekend doing? Money-making, I know it is...However, that is done, and all I have to do is get the certificates and our pictures to our SW and Home study should be on its way to USCIS. I am ok with the fact that out dossier won't be submitted until July 16 or 17, but I wish it was different. Ally has been great about checking in on me and letting me know she will help with whatever, so that makes me feel supported, and I guess that's a big thing to me. I know John would say, "Ya think?" Oh yeah, he, of course, is not home. I know he doesn't deploy like some people deploy, but these in and out trips here and there all the flipping time are frustrating! I won't complain, though. We are very blessed with his work arrangement and I thank God for it every day.

SOOOO many babies are coming home these days--I LOVE it. It makes my wading through the masses have a light at the end of the tunnel. I'm going to start throwing out names to try them on...some we (ok, I) have been tossing are: Clare Grace, Emma Grace, Emma Jane, Gracie Jane, Abigail Jane (but would probably call her Abby Jane) Caroline Grace, Hannah Grace...hmm, that's all I can think of right now. Any comments?


  1. I have missed you "blogging," too!!! Thank you for finally updating. I am so HAPPY school is almost over for you. I have been putting in some time with God for you hoping you don't have to go back next year.
    As far as the names go, I think ALL of them are absolutely gorgeous! My personal fav is Emma Jane. How stunning that is! John, Lori and Emma. Perfect!

  2. Gosh you have been busy!

    It does stink that it's going to take so long for the dossier to be ready to submit. We are easily in the same boat as you. I'm hoping that means we get to travel together!
    I love all your names that you're tossing around. It's so hard to even REALLY think about names for me though because I keep wondering about what names they might come to us with. I'm thinking we might just keep our daughters name as is if it's reasonably compatible with our last name and culture here.

    Keep blogging... we do miss you when you're too busy!

  3. Well, I am partial to Grace and double names being that I have a Grace Anne. :-) I have three great baby name books that helped me a lot when naming my girls. I will bring them over to you. The best oneis The Baby Name Wizard---it is just plain fun to think about names! Talk to you soon.

  4. Your names are beautiful.One of our girls is named Caroline.We are also considering Abigail for our kyrg baby.Once our dossier is in I will start playing with names more.As you said Patience is a virtue.I am too learning exactly what that means.

  5. I used to babysit a little girl named Grace Jane and she was the cutest, sweetest little angel girl. I just loved her to pieces. So I am fond of that name.