Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Its a Boy!

Mike and I are thrilled to announce we have accepted a match!  Our little guy is from the Henan province and has already had his cleft lip repaired.  I am sorry that I can't post his picture, but until we are much further down the path I am not comfortable doing that on any social media.  But if you email me I can give you a peek.

His first birthday is in a few hours....November 1st, but I feel like it is us that is getting the birthday present. 

We will know more about our timeline in the next few weeks, but we are told to expect a 5-7 month timeframe before we can travel to China to bring him home.  Until then, we pray "Wade Michael" will get good care and can feel the love and prayers of his forever family halfway across the world.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Oh happy day. TJ's is open

I walked over to the store today. Yes it was crowded, yes they has my favorites. They spotted a verteran shopper right away and gave me a tote! 19 cent bananas every day!!! Call me a doofus is you want Scott Sexton but they are awesome!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Who will break the news to Banjo

The new sectional has arrived....and no kitties (especially with claws and an occasional attitude) are allowed.

Maybe Go Postal will find space downstairs to put the old couch...just for Banjo, he loves it so!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A different perspective

Go Postal and I did normal stuff this weekend. Went to Carrowinds on Saturday for Krispy Kreme's family outing, hit Mary Jo's in Gastonia, and took an afternoon hike on Sunday.

What's different? We bought quilt fabric for the twin beds that will be used by our son or daughter, left Carrowinds with a stuffed Charlie Brown and Snoopy (to match the quilts) and stopped to talked to several folks carrying babies in hiking backpacks about their comfort

Changes they are a commin' but we are ready!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Change of Plans

Unfortunately , Los Lonely Boys are having to cancel the following shows October 18 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft October 19 – Shelby, NC – Don Gibson Theater October 20 – Charleston, SC – Southern [...]

We have a non refundable hotel room in Shelby tonight so we will make the most of it! More time at Mary Jos!!!

We hope Jo Jo's health issues clear up and we will see them next time they come our way.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Her fight is over

And we are all sad to see her go. She was such a testament to faith, hope and love. Cancer may have won this battle.....but she now dances Cancer free with her Heavenly Father. And please continue to remember her parents and big brother in the coming days...... Love you Meme

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mary takes eleven years off

The last time my sister Mary and I rode the singletrack trails at Tanglewood she was pregnant with her oldest but didn't know it yet. He is now 10 and a half. She didn't do too bad today and was mainly along to make sure I didn't get her boys hurt.... because I can't honestly say she likes biking.

So when they ask aunt Leanne to take them "in the woods" I can't say no because I know how fast those ten years have gone by and I won't be the cool aunt for much longer.

The deer at Tanglewood have become so used to people they almost stop to pose for photos. And yes they are putting up all the Christmas lights can you believe Halloween is just a few weeks away??

Thursday, October 4, 2012


I really thought our LID was going to break the log jam of waiting for a match. Our friends had seen three files before they got to this point. It's been two weeks and nothing yet, but I have been assured by our agency there is nothing wrong....just fewer files released lately by China and that puts us a little farther back in line. So we probably won't travel in Feb and it now looks more like March it April. I guess the only silver lining to waiting longer is if we don't get home with our little one until June I will qualify for the adoption assistance here at Krispy Kreme (you have to be employed 12 months to qualify) and family leave time. But we hope it won't drag out that long.

In the mean time we are getting rock added to the base of the barn, a new hot water system, painting the bathroom, adding new back door and steps off the screen porch and adding the baseboards and window trim to the quilt room (all before my family comes for Thanksgiving)

In addition there is a trip to Zion NP and Vegas in November and two peanuts quilts to make. I am not very patient but do know how to stay busy.

Got to just accept that this whole process is on God's timeline and not mine.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sanders Ridge Zipline Fundraiser

Just look how much fun we had yesterday! The guides donated their time so that all the proceeds yesterday went to Meme Brown's medical expenses. Trish (Go Postal's little sis) had never been zipping before...I think she started out a little nervous but she commented it was nothing compared to what Meme was enduring. The latest news we got was that Meme had to be moved to the ICU to get help with her breathing. We continue to pray for her and her family.