Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Carseats, Carseats, Carseats

Well, last night Jerry and I had our last class on Carseats. It was 3.5 hours long. I never knew there was so much to know about carseats, but it was really informative, and I learned a lot of things that I didn't know, and some things that I didn't need to know about them. I am just glad to finally be done with it because we have been putting it off for so long.
I don't have an new news on the kids we are waiting on information for, but found a few more on the site that we have requested info for. I am going to call our SW today to let her know we are finally done with our carseat class and hopefully she will have some news for me, but I won't hold my breath.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


We haven't heard anything about the kids that we submitted our homestudy for. We haven't even heard from our Social Worker who was supposed to let us know if they were even still available. I guess it's good that we haven't heard from her, because it gives me hope that they are still out there waiting for a forever home.

On a different subject, Peppe's owners have decided not to take him when they move to their new home. I wish we could keep him because he's really a great little guy, but we have found a home for him to go to. I gave him a bath this morning and he's looking very handsome. I am just waiting to hear from them about when they want to meet him. If all goes well then they will take him. I am going to miss him a bunch because he's a real cuddler, but we already have 2 dogs and a cat, and that's enough for us.

Tonight is our roommates birthday celebration. First we go out to Buffalo Wild Wings then off to Gastoffs to dance and party! I am looking forward to it!

Monday, May 11, 2009

My little sister is all grown up

On Saturday my little sister went to the prom with her boyfriend Dan. It seems like only yesterday that she was a sweet little girl playing with barbies. Now look at her. She's beautiful and full of spunk. Soon she will be graduating and doing all the things that adults do. Boy do I feel old. When Jerry and I began dating Kirstin was 3 months old. I have pictures of him holding her and giving her horsey rides around the room. She has come so far in those 17 years. I am really proud of her.
Mother's Day was pretty low key yesterday. I went over to my mom's house and we BBQ'd. I gave her a porcelin butterfly and my sister Melanie gave her a ring that said mom. I tried to train her dogs to sit using leftover hotdogs and we sat around and chatted for a while. Jerry had softball so he didn't come with me, but was home when I got there. Hopefully, next year I will be a mom of more then just fur babies and will have a bit of celebrating on my account.
This week Jerry is on vacation. We don't have any plans other then to relax and take it easy. Although, I am hoping to talk him into helping me finish up some odds and ends in the basement bedroom that we are remodelling.
It looks like it's going to be a nice day, so I am off to enjoy it.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Well, Here's the Scoop

Since the husband had to go to work after our meeting we haven't come to any decisions about submitting our homestudy yet about any sibling groups, but we did submit our homestudy for a 4 and 6-year-old boys. They aren't brothers and would be just singles. But, we are excited none the less. We also have a few sibling groups that we are going to talk over tonight. I just have to say that after all the flyers an info we went to today, that I would love to take them all home with me, but I know that it isn't realistic. There's also a sibling group that is 2 now, but could turn into 4 real soon, and I would love them, but I know that my husband is freaked out by the thought of being out numbered. I am excited about the prospect of having babies. We'll have to see what comes of it later when we talk about it.

Anyway, it's really alot of fun to be in this part of the whole process and I am very excited about the next step. Can't wait. It's all starting to become a little bit more real.

Last night while I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep my mind started to wander off into parenthood. It's really hard to picture what our future kids will look like and what kinds of problems they will come with. So, as I was wandering down the road of mommyhood I had pictures of facesless kids playing in the yard, blowing bubbles on the front step, and making messes around my house. Pretty soon I will be able to decifer the faces and that makes me one happy camper!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tomorrow! Tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning is our matching meeting. I can't wait until 9:30 tomorrow morning. I will report all that happens tomorrow afternoon. Please send prayers and good wishes our way. Hopefully, we don't get some horrid news like there's no children that fit our criteria or something like that.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I asked DH yesterday if he was excited about our matching meeting on Friday. I knew that he would say that he's not before I asked the question, but I didn't expect him to add in how every minute that he goes in later to work would be more time he would have to make up after his normal quitting time. Ugh. He's not one to get overly excited about something when he knows that there could be dissappointment envolved.
I am causiously excited because this could be the first glimpse we get to our future children. I just wish that he could share in this causious excitement with me.
He's always been like this ever since I met him. First, he didn't want to get an apartment with me, but once there he loved it. Second, he didn't want to get married, but now he's glad he did. Third, he didn't want to have kids once it came down to it, but then we started to try to have them and was just as disappointed when we were told we probably couldn't have them ourselves. Even when it came down to starting the classes for adoption he was afraid of the disappointments and waiting that was involved.
I see him with our nieces and nephews and I know how much he wants his own kids. I just wish he had a little more excitement, at least as much as I do, but you know, I know that he is who he is and that I know that will not change. Instead, I am sharing my excitement with my friends and family and with all of you.
2 more days! I can't wait.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sleeping with the Windows Open

I really love sleeping with the windows open. We keep a fan on all year long to provide air circulation because the room we are sleeping in right now is so stuffy, but the fresh air is so much nicer. It's weird because the room across the hall is always cool even in the summer.
I love to wake up to the birds chirping and the cool air above the sheets and the warm comfort underneath them. Its also nice because there is a lilac tree right outside the window and soon the scent is going to fill my bedroom which is something that I really look forward to.
I think that the dogs really like it too. It seems that they sleep more soundly with fresh air to breath.
The past couple of days it's been great sleeping weather. Hopefully, it will continue!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Beautiful Weather

It's so nice out today. I sat outside while eating my lunch and watched the dogs and the birds play. While I was watching I decided that I really think that I need to do something about my lawn in the back yard. It's horrible. I put down weed and feed and now that the weeds are dying I notice all the spots that need to be fixed. Much of the yard needs to be reseeded. I don't know how I am going to do that with 3 dogs running around outside. I might have to start letting them out the front door for a while. The only thing that sucks about that is that our front yard doesn't have a fence and it won't be nearly as easy to just let them out and not have to watch them. In fact that would be impossible.

Being home all day I have become quite bored with the TV shows that are on. I am also bored with all my crafts and even the normal websites that I look at everyday are getting pretty boring and I am finding it difficult to get inspired or motivated to do things.
I finally got a call from a resume that I submitted, and it was a employement agency who wanted me to go and contract at the same place I was laid off from doing the exact same thing while one of the girls I used to work with goes on maternity leave with her 3rd child. I guess they were afraid that she won't come back after having her baby. I e-mailed her today and she said that she has every intent to go back after having her baby. Therefore, I don't think it's worth it to go back for 3 months. I didn't even like working for that company anyway, so I think that ones out. It sucks that my first call back has to be from them. ugh...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Today = Baby Shower and Sunburn

My niece's baby shower was today. This is the little girl that came to live with me when she was 12. She's all grown up and I feel so old. I guess I should keep in mind that she's almost 19, but that's 7 years ago. That's a long time.
Anyway, the shower was outside and I think I might have burned my eye balls from the glare off the table cloth from where we ate outside. They are terribly dry right now. On a side note, make sure you check out the cake in the photo above. My mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law made it. It took 4 boxes of cake mix. It's was even cuter in person.
Update: only 5 more days until our matching meeting!