Tuesday, February 28, 2012

FeBrUaRy 22

We headed to Grants Pass on Wednesday the 22 for our individual interviews in the adoption process. Our case manager wasn't lying when he said they would take an hour each...they did. We were able to meet our new case manager, Jodi. We each met with them and they asked us questions based on what we answered online in the questionnaires. I started crying during mine when I was asked how I've dealt with my infertility. It wasn't because I was sad, but because it has been a very spiritual and tender journey for me and my relationship with Nic. I wouldn't wish infertility on any couple but I wouldn't trade my experiences with anything. I know we have been given this trial because this was the only way the Lord could teach us certain lessons to better prepare us for fatherhood and motherhood. Do I want to experience being pregnant? OF COURSE! But what really matters is that I want to be a mother and have a family. It was a great meeting.

We were supposed to have our home visit on the 23 but unfortunately was cancelled. Sad day. We will continue prepping our home.

It is hard for us to believe how many "hoops" we have to jump through in order to adopt. Sometimes it feels like we are in the circus! Haha But then I'm reminded by a wonderful woman (cough*my mom*cough) that it shows who really has the desire to become parents. I would say that we definitely fall into that category. We can not wait to see how our journey unfolds...

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Our V-Day was very relaxing and enjoyable.
We both had to work and since V-Day fell on a Tuesday this year, I had my dance class.
This was a valentine a girl in one of my tap classes gave me:
 Those girls are so sweet.
I may or may not have made valentines for those girls. ;)
Nic asked me what I wanted for my V-Day dinner?
My answer: a sandwich. Being GF I don't get to enjoy delicious sandwich bread.
To satisfy this sandwich tooth...Subway! Their GF bread is delish.
Not so romantic I know, but it is when your valentine gives you what you ask for. :)
The rest of the night was spent watching Netflix and of course, chocolate dessert. 
Nic started a V-Day tradition when we first got married: high heels. 
That's right ladies - be jealous. Nic loves to pick me out a pair of high heels for V-Day - he has great taste!
This year he went more practical and got me a new pair of shoes for work. True love.
I'm sorry, forgive me now but I HAVE to share the card he got me because it's the essence of our marriage:
Valentine's Day is not just a celebration of ideal relationship in a perfect world.
It goes beyond that. It's about real people who support one another in hard times, help each other through problems, and share life's joy as well as its sadness.
It's about the kind of person who says, "I'm here for you" - and means it.
It's about caring...friendship...love.
That's why it's so much more than just a day of hearts and flowers - Valentine's Day is a celebration of special friends like you.
How sweet is he? 
Nic's valentine gift? This:
A candy gram! Including a really cheesy message:
To my BIG HUNK, 
I hope this brings you a SNICKER as you read my message. You were MINT to be mine on this Valentines Day. I really SKORed by marrying you. It's a JOY (Almond Joy) being married to you. You are EXTRA, EXTRA special. You're always there for me in a CRUNCH. I love that I can ROLOver and see you everyday. You are one HOT TAMALE. There are more stars in my eyes for you than the MILKY WAY. You stole a PIECE of my heart. <3

I hope you were able to spend V-Day with your valentine, because I sure did. :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Here are a few updates.
Back. My ortho doc is recommending getting an injection.
Injection? Enough said.

Adoption. We are proceeding forward. It takes time.
We turned in our application fee. We have a new case manager, so it will be a transitioning process.
We are scheduled to head to Grants Pass on February 22 for our individual interviews.
We will then schedule our home study and our last couple interview (which will be done in Klamath Falls obviously).
Did I mention it takes time? But time well spent.
Moving forward one baby step at a time...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I am currently reading "My Not-So-Fairy-Tale Life."
Highly recommend it.
It's about adoption. :)
There were some jokes made in this book, so I hope these make you smile:
Q: What happens if you eat yeast and shoe polish?
A: You'll be able to rise and shine every morning!

Q: What do you get when you throw Daffy Duck into the ocean?
A: Saltwater Daffy.

Q: What does an agnostic, dyslexic, insomniac do at night?
A: Lie awake in bed and wonder if there really is a dog!

Hope you laughed!