Friday, January 21, 2011

Waiting, Praising, and Laughing

Well, we finally got official word today that the expected wait time for a baby boy is now 5-8 months.  The good news is we are already within the projected time line:)  but we could be waiting as long as April until we get our referral:(  We're still number 7 (tied with 3 others) on the baby boy list.  While this is a little disappointing hopefully it will mean a shorter wait time from referral to coming home.  It's a little crazy to think we started this process almost a year ago and it will most likely be summertime when this little guy finally makes it home! 
Here are the things I am encouraging myself with:
1.  By the time I get to ET I will have read through my Bible and completed P90X  so I should be in great shape both spiritually and physically:)
2.  More time waiting means more time to raise funds:)
3.  I may get to go skiing with Agape:) (note to Agape kids:  you all need to sign up for the retreat b/c in order for me to go there needs to be enough kids to justify another leader.  And trust me you want me to go.  I'm super cool:)
4.  George and I have enough time to sneak off for a weekend away to Lancaster (yay!).
And lastly. . . .
5.  The longer we wait the closer in age our baby will likely be with my sister Tara's baby!!!!!  We are all praising God that after several years of praying and hoping, Tara and Jamie will be having a baby this August.  If you want to follow their story check out her blog:  It's a Wonderful Life

On a completely different topic I feel I should let you, my few but faithful followers, know the new favorite family activity in our house:  roller skating.  Now for those of you that have been to my house you realize how odd this is.  For those of you that haven't you should know that I can vacuum my entire house using only one outlet.  We don't exactly have a roller rink in the east wing.  Of course safety is always of the utmost importance in our home so my girls knew that helmets were necessary for their skating adventures.  Without being told they went and got their helmets.  Safety first people.  The best part about this is that they don't always remember to take the helmets OFF.  They will spend hours with their helmets on, drawing, eating, reading, whatever.  I don't say anything because, well, it's pretty funny to watch them walk around with helmets on and really I need things to laugh about:) 


  1. Colorado has some of the best skiing in the world, in case location is up for debate...

  2. Ok, the helmet thing is hilarious! If someone randomly stops by and sees both girls with helmets on doing regular things like eating or coloring, they will think you are the world's most overprotective Mom.

  3. GREAT perspective on the extra waiting time, Shannon! Love it! May we both lay eyes on our babe(s) very soon! :) BTW, the helmets make me LAUGH!!!! Totally cute!

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