Saturday, January 30, 2016


This adoption is already so very different than our last one. With A's adoption we literally had to beg & plead for updates. We got 4 updates the entire 10 months that we waited for him. We have already gotten that many updates on boy #2, F. Our poor little man fell the other day, leading to a visit to the hospital & stitches. Within hours of this happening we were told, sent the doctors report & pictures. This being only a day after we received his 15 month mind is blown!!

We are moving right along however. We have almost finished all our paperwork for the homestudy & have our first visit next week. After that there is only 1 more visit. We then have a "dossier" to do, & I say that word very lightly because after China...this is nothing.

They are still telling us 18-24 months to get F home however, which is heartbreaking. It is going to be very hard to watch this little guy grow up without us. I am however thankful that we will get at least 1 update a month so we can watch him grow up!

Friday, January 8, 2016

I'mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Back!

I would have never thought I would be back here, blogging....about another adoption! Yep, you read that right. We are adopting again; another 'surprise' adoption.

I don't have a long story how we ended up is very short, so short that we have only known about this little guy since Wednesday (yep, today is Friday).

Wednesday was my birthday too, so I guess you can call this all a very expensive birthday gift!

This will be another international adoption, but this time from Korea. We are so very excited to be the parents of 2 boys! I feel that I was always meant to be the mama of boys :)

He just turned one & we are hoping will be home right around his 2nd birthday.

I will be back blogging & documenting our journey to bring him home, as this is the closest thing he will ever get to a baby book from us.

So here we are, back on the roller coaster! Thanks for riding with us a 2nd time.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Time Has Come

Ive been doing a lot of thinking & I think the time has come...the time to say good bye. This isnt good by forever, just for now.

It is time for me to regroup & decide what I want to do & where I want to go with blogging, but I do know it is no longer here.

I cannot thank each & everyone of you enough for all your love & support since I started writing back in 2009. For commenting & holding my hand through our IF & adoption journey. I truly do not know how I could have made it through everything without THANK YOU!

Until next time....

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Where to go from here...

As you can tell, I haven't been around much. I am not sure where the blog fits in my life anymore. Part of me thinks that it is served it's purpose as we dealt with everything & now that I am a mother it is no longer useful....then I stop & really think. This place has been such a home, a place of comfort, has been part of my life for so long & brought many wonderful people in my life & am I willing to just walk away from that?

What will I write about here? I love the fact that I am mostly anonymous  here & can say what I you know, I think I will write about whatever I want :)

The blog will be taking a change, that is for sure...the post, I am sure will be few & far between, but I am just not completely ready to walk away yet.

For those of you that have been with me through everything, thank you. I do not want this to turn into a mommy blog that people will get hurt or upset about..I want this to just be a place where I can rant if I need to, vent..whatever. Having a 'special needs' kid results in a lot of ranting...along with the fact that he is a very normal toddler :)

So we will see what happens & were I go from here...the journey continues, just in a different way.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Crazy week

We leave on Thursday morning at 6:30am & 24 hours will end up in China. I still cannot believe it! This week has been a whirlwind..between hotels, planes, trains...starting to pack, it's nuts!

We received our itinerary for the trip the other day & I am surprised by the amount of free time. I am glad we have this time however. The first 3 days that we are in A's city it will just be the 2 of us. We will really get to know where he is from. We are hoping to go to where he was found, along with really taking in the city.

It still boggles my mind that soon we will have A in our arms. We meet him & become a family on the 14th. I cry at the thought of hugging him & seeing him in person for the first time. I just hope I don't cry too much when the time comes, don't wanna scare the poor guy.

We are just trying to pack, get things together & everything in place at home. I have his doctors appointments at Cincinnati Children's set for when we get back, our first post adoption visit made & the will be a whole new world for all of us.

I will continue to try to blog while we are in country & keep everyone updated.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


All my pouting over the weekend paid off! Approx. 4pm eastern yesterday, we got the call that we were TA approved. We were told we had an hour to figure out if we could get flights that would get us to China by July 11th. Cue may parents booking flights like made people!! 

The Flights are booked & we are out of here next Thursday, July 10th!!!! I really thought a July travel date would not happen for us, as we were cutting it very close to get our travel acceptance, but it did & we are going.

I still cannot believe it..after nearly 9 and a half months, we are finally going to get our son. In just a few weeks his bed will have him in it...our house will have a child, our lives will forever change.

I am pretty sure I am in shock. I am going through the motions right now. Making sure everything is ready for us being gone both at work & for the trip. I am just so thankful that I started preparing 2 weeks ago when I found out we could possibly travel in July, that is turning out to be a huge help!!

I plan on trying to blog on here & tweet as much as possible, but none of this is for sure. G has our VPN in place, so fingers crossed we will be able to communicate while we are there.

As of now we will be getting home late the 25th, so just a bit over 2 weeks. We are so VERY thankful to my parents who pitched in miles & got us tickets in 1st class round trip! I know this will make the flight a tad bit easier :) They also may be flying to Seattle to meet us on a layover our way back to help us continue our journey home. I am sure at that point any help will be very welcomed!!

This is kinda a hodge lodge right now, I apologize, but it's 4am, Ive been up since 2 & my brain is going a mile a minute!

Until next time...

Sunday, June 29, 2014


We sit here & there is nothing we can do. Nothing to hurry up this travel approval wait. I have been pretty good during this whole process. I don't really count the days from this to that, I try to go on with my daily life & just let things happen when they happen. But I cannot say that anymore...this last wait is h*$l.

When we found out we were start the TA wait & could still possibly leave in July I became so hopeful, probably too hopeful. We started our wait on 17th. I have seen people that have started their wait on the 19th, the 24th...all get their TA's. That makes this so much harder. We were before them, why not us?!

At this point, unless a miracle happens & we receive it tomorrow (which is still really pushing it to leave in July) we will not be going until mid August! This is so hard for me. He is over there & we are here & due to the fact that we do not have our last little paper, we cannot get him. Then due to the fact that our agency only travels to his province once a month...we have to wait longer. It's killing me & I hate that there is nothing I can do to change it...
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