Sunday, December 21, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Parents Night Out/Moms Day Out
Babysitting

Parents Night Out AND Moms Day Out schedule is ready. For those of you that don't know, we are fundraising to help pay fees for our upcoming adoption. We actually have lots of fees due now since we switched to domestic recently. We are offering structured babysitting so you can get out and go on a date with your sweetie, get some CHRISTMAS shopping done, or just to offer a fun activity/playdate for your child!! This activity is limited to people we already know such as friends, Summitiew church members, Faith Mops group, or a friend of your child if accompanying your child.

Here are the dates. Sign up ASAP! Thanks so much for your support!

Suggested Donation for all dates- $15 per child and $10 for siblings. This time includes 3 hours of structured babysitting and dinner or lunch. Have a Christmas party one of these evenings and need more time out? Just arrange that ahead of time with us and donate a few extra bucks!! Space is limited to 10 children.

One of the evenings will be offered in Fort Collins, the others at our Loveland home. There is some Great shopping to be had in Loveland as well as awesome restaurants. See the link below for shopping and dining at the two different Centerra areas on both sides of I-25. Also, please note, we are North Loveland so it is not that far from Fort Collins at all.


http://www.centerracolorado.com/Centerra/Home/TabId/36/default.aspx

Polar Express PJ Party (FULL as of 12/4)
Friday, December 5th 6-9pm (@ our house)
Mac and Cheese Dinner
Free Play
Train Ride activity from Cindy's Let's Move Class
Watch Polar Express (bring your blankets, pillows or favorite animal to snuggle with during movie)

MOMS DAY OUT! Moms, this is your chance to get all that last minute shopping done, run some errands or enjoy some time to yourself! (Canceled due to no sign ups)
Monday, December 15th 10am-1pm (@our house)
PB&J Sandwiches for lunch
Free Play
Outside Play if weather permits
Music, games and stories
30 minute movie (Little Einsteins)

Christmas Party (4 spots left as of 12/14)
Friday, December 19th - 6-9pm @ Summitview Community , 1601 W. Drake Rd, Fort Collins
Pizza
Free Play
Gym Time
Christmas songs and stories
Short Christmas movie to end the night (Veggie Tales)

Email to sign up!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hi!! I just did alot of blogging tonight. Scroll down to see an update on our adoption. Also, when you get to the bottom, click "older posts" for more posts from tonight. Thanks for visiting!

Elk Watching in LOVELAND

This is our welcoming committee to Loveland. YES! Elk in Loveland. They hung out in a field right by our house for a week. They might be back, who knows. We enjoyed visiting them often!
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Two Males together!!

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We're Back and CHANGE OF PLANS!

Hi everyone!! Ok so it has been a really long time since I have updated this. It has been a crazy summer. I can't believe I am saying that when it is already November.

Anyways, we do have an announcement. Through lots of thought and prayer, we have decided to pull our dossier out of China and pursue an adoption domestically in the states, an infant or toddler. We just announced this to our agency. We will work with the same social worker that we worked with for Emma's adoption. We will be updating our homestudy next week and turning in some paperwork and a scrapbook to begin the official wait.

The china process was just getting too hard to handle. The expected wait was another 3 or 4 years. We have already been waiting over 2 years. It is also very expensive to keep all paperwork current each year. Although we did grow to love the idea of a child from China (in fact Cindy and Emma even joined a playgroup with families with chinese children which have turned into WONDERFUL relationships) we are excited to be moving in a different direction.

We are confident God will still grant us the child HE has planned. Perhaps the wait for China was a stall for our future baby just like events that we feel were stalls before Emma was born.

It will probably take 1 or 2 months to get our paperwork in order, then we will again be officially waiting. With domestic adoption, there is no telling how long the wait will be since the birthmother chooses the adoptive parents.

PLEASE pray for:
1. Our continued patience and trust in God's timing in this process
2. Protection of the baby (possibly already conceived)
3. Protection of the birthmother and her decision to place her baby up for an adoption
4. Our fundraising efforts. We will be fundraising like crazy again with a garage sale this winter, parents night out babysitting, etc.

I need to figure out how to change the Title and web address for this blog. Mei Mei is little sister in Chinese, and well it doesn't make sense anymore, does it? Any suggestions?

Thanks so much for reading, praying and supporting us through everything! God Bless!

ANNOUNCEMENTS ON FUNDRAISING EVENTS WILL BE POSTED SOON!
PARENTS NIGHT OUT WILL START BACK IN NOVEMBER.

Happy Halloween

Emma just HAD to be Ariel for Halloween! Gotta love the hair!
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We moved!! We also FINALLY closed on our home! The day we signed the papers, we went to Home Depot and got pink paint for Emma's Ballerina room. She had fun helping. Since then, we have painted most of the house (the main level, it's a ranch style.) We are in Loveland now. We are enjoying the new neighborhood. It is quiet and there are plenty of walking trails.

Pink Ballerina Room

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Painting My Room PINK!

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Preschool Field Trip To Pumpkin Patch

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Grandma's 70th Birthday

We surprised Grandma with Cindy's sister Monda from Nevada. We met a restaurant and Monda snuck up on her and said she would be our server. It was SOOO funny!! The 3 grown up girls had a weekend up in Estes and had a WONDERFUL time. The colors were fantastic and the elk put on quite a show! Click on "Older Posts" to view a few pics of the weekend.
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

This is the tech rehearsal for Emma's Spring Dance show. She did great. This one gives you the idea but the actual show in costume was great!! She didn't miss a beat in the actual show either. Once we get that video (taken professionally) I'll post it.
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