Tuesday, March 21, 2006


Okay, I checked this morning and I had no e-mail from Beth our referral guide. I was a little disappointed because I was hoping to get that e-mail on Monday. But when I got home from doing nails I checked again and................Ta Da! I got the "Places Everyone" e-mail!!! Its progress but still very disappointing news. We are still in the freaking translation room! I just can't believe it! We must be lost in translation! But on the upside of things, GWCA should be getting more referrals by the end of this month or early April and of course another places everyone e-mail will follow! Then by golly we should be in the review room! If not, I will just go nuts! This waiting is driving me absolutely crazy! Thank you all for listening, especially my clients and poor Nikki. I'm sure she is tired of hearing the same news. I must repeat myself at least 10 times a day. Everyone please keep your finger / toes crossed that things will pick up! And please pray Karlee is being well cared for wherever she is.
Until next time tootles!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Hi Everyone!

Many of you have been asking if I have any new news yet and the answer is yes and no! In late February, GWCA was expecting 90 referrals for the May DTC group from the CCAA ( Chinese Center of Adoption Affairs). Usually when they send referrals, they send a "Places Everyone" e-mail/ update for those of us waiting. Well, the CCAA sent those 90 referrals by DHL and they lost them! Because DHL could not find the lost referrals, the CCAA had to reissue them. I heard from my yahoo group members this week that the families had finally received their referrals. I can't imagine the agony these families went through while waiting on the status of their referral. So needless to say, this has put the CCAA behind even more........Thanks DHL! This would never of happened if they had used UPS! :-) The good news for us is that since the May DTC group has their referrals, we should be getting our "Places Everyone" e-mail soon. Like hopefullly Monday morning! I sure hope we have made it out of the translation room and are in the review room! I'll keep ya posted!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Justin and Nicole

For those of you who are unaware, I will be an Aunt in about 8 weeks! I can't wait for May 2nd or little bit earlier. Nicole looks great and has taken really good care of little Peyton! It is so amazing and to think my baby brother is going to be a daddy! They had a baby shower last weekend and received some really nice things. Nicole's girlfriends gave a beautiful shower. Boy, babies need lots of stuff! By the way, did I mention I will be the only Aunt........That is, until Nicole's younger brothers get married! ( they are teenagers so I got a while!) Can you tell I am a little bit excited? Two babies in one year! Grandma and grandpa look out!

Karlee's Room

Okay all! I think I have got it! Here are some of the pictures to give you an idea of what I have done so far. It has been so much fun decorating for Karlee. Waiting for her is awful but it allows us time to do all the things we want to do. So I do a little here and a little there. I don't have to hurry and it really helps pass the time while we wait!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I'm Back!

Sorry guys! I have not had the time lately to post and or I forgot I had started this. It is now 1:30 am and I thought I'd play catch up as I am wide awake! I am still oh so new to the blog world. There is really no new news about the adoption. The waiting game continues.... However, we are now 4 months into the wait and yes I am counting! I am counting the days til I will be a mommy and the days until I can quit working my second job. I am still hoping with the rest of my internet friends that we will get our referral by the end of summer. It does look like they are somewhat picking up the pace in the review room. But where we might slow down again is in the matching room. Right now, I am still in the translation room but hopefully not for much longer! I know for you all this process is kinda confusing. I hope it makes more sense as we move along.

I will try and figure out how to post some pictures here. I am just about finished decorating Karlee's room and I must say is pretty darn cute! I finally got her dresser and I found the cutest mirror ever at Bombay Kids! I also found a great bargain. I purchased a 5 tier corner shelf for only $27 that was regularly $99. I can't believe I got a bargain, I always end up paying full price. Now, I just need a place to put my computer and or get a lap top? Any suggestions? I have heard that laptop computers have lots of problems. If we decide on a laptop how do I connect to the internet? Can I still have my DSL? I am so ignorant when it comes to technology.

Well friends as I thought, the minute I started typing my eyes began to droop. So I am calling it a night. I'll try to post more on a regular basis!
Thats all for now.

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