Posting at SHINE

After almost 3 years of posting to this blog I've decided I am going to simplify my life and put all posts (for all my children!) on my "photography blog": SHINE!
I hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Family of God

Family Of God

"I'm so glad I'm a part of the family of God
I've been washed in the fountain,
Cleansed by His blood.
Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod,
For I'm part of the family
The family of God.

From the door of an orphanage
To the house of the King
No longer an outcast
A new song I sing.
From rags unto riches
From the weak to the strong
I'm not worthy to be here

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Christiana? Kristiana? or Tessa?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I always ruled out the name Christiana because Isabella's middle name is Christina. I really love the name Christiana and even originally invented it myself while I was in college- though of course later I found out it already existed. I tried it out on Matt and the kids again and we are sort of liking it - especially because that would mean we could call her "Tia" which I also love. Christiana Hope is beautiful! It could also be Kristiana Hope just to make it a little different than Christina. The only bad news is that Elijah likes Tessa - and he can say Tessa - we will have to see our little Princess before we decide. They are both beautiful names.

Homestudy is DONE!

It has been a busy month since Megan our social worker was here to do our home visits. The kids got out of school on June 21st and 22nd. Matt's parents arrived on the 29th and we had a wonderful non-stop sightseeing visit with them. It was really great to have them here. It was also a nice distraction from the adoption paperchase. Grandma & Grandpa Froggy flew out on Wednesday and we emailed the last few pieces of paperwork required for our homestudy to Megan on Thursday afternoon -within 2 hours she emailed me a draft of the homestudy. I emailed her the corrections I had and CHI made their corrections. Yesterday just 2 days after all the documents were sent in Megan emailed me to say she had sent CHI her corrected final draft! We are moving right along with this paperwork! The kids go back to school Monday (Jonah & Elijah) and Tuesday (Isabella) so my plan is to get all the rest of the documents notarized and send them all to our agency. I'm working and praying that we can get our I171 (Immigrations paperwork) back and have our Dossier ready to go when the new Special Needs list comes out in the second or third week of August. We are getting close but usually there are a few frustrating snags along the way (like our AFP reports and my Dr. letter which are now, thankfully complete)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11