Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Getting ready!

Our flights are booked (thank you daddy for acting as our travel agent:), visas are in the mail, and paper work is well under way. Just a little bit longer and we will be Russia bound!!
This past weekend we began to work on the boy's room. My mama and dear friend Renee came to help us paint Friday night. Our beautiful neice Kristie came up Saturday to help us out in the boys's room as well. Then when I got home from work Saturday night I found intruders in my house. My mama and daddy had snuck over and were finishing up painting and putting the furniture in. Also the "adoption fairy" came and brought the boys a new dresser and hutch. I have the best parents in the whole entire world. They worked so hard this weekend to help us get the nursery ready. I love you guys so much and our boys are going to be so blessed with the best grandparents this world has to offer!
We still have a little while before we can bring the boys home but we have to take papers to submit to the court when we go in a few weeks for trip one. Now we have pictures of a cute little boy's room rather than a "guest bedroom". I'll post pictures soon when it is all done.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

We have travel dates!

We recieved our travel dates yesterday. How exciting, right? It is super exciting, yet very overwhelming. There is so much to do in the next few weeks before we go. There is so much to do before you go to a foreign country, so much paperwork to do for an adoption, so many things to prepare around the house for bringing two little boys home...all this together makes for one stressed out Shanon. Ha! There are moments where I think to myself "I can't do this. How am I going to get it all done and together with any sanity left to be decent mother?" Then I think....the Lord has carried us this far. He has helped us over every hurdle and held our hands through each aspect of this adoption..who in the heck am I to question him now?
I can't tell you how excited that I am that we fianlly get to meet what we are already calling "our boys". I am so ready to see their little faces. I am beyond ready to get them home but I do have to be a little more patient. We get to meet them in a few weeks but it will be a few months before we can bring them home.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thank you Aunt Renee!!!

Isn't it super cute?? Renee you are the best and I love you!! Thank you for you constant love and support. Your strength and your grace is such an inspiration to me. I can't tell you have much I have learn from you. You are such a great example of God's power and endless love. I am a blessed person not only to be able to work with you every day but to be able to call you my friend...or my sister from another mister:)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mind Boggled

It is very hard to descibe all the emotions that I am feeling right now. I am beyond excited. I can't wait to get to Russia and see their little faces. My brain is going ninety miles a minute. There is so much to do. I hope to start working on their room this weekend. I did get to do a little shopping and get them a few clothes last week. On top of preparing for these two precious little boys....we have a mound of paperwork to get done. The sooner we get the paperwork done, the sooner we can petition for a court date and get them home. Thus we feel a huge sense of urgency. The only problem is, is that a lot of the paperwork is at the mercy of others...who do not share the same sense of urgency. As I looked at the list of requirements, I thought to myself "how in the world am I going to get this done?" I just wasn't prepared for al that is left to do. I read things over and over yet they didn't seem to compute in my brain. I am just going to take one things at a time and we will get it done. Our paperwork says "be prepared to meditate on Romans 5:3...Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance." Thus..this is just what we will have to do.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Referral and acceptance

We recieved a call from Johnna a week ago today. She told us to get to our email for some exciting news. I dropped what I was doing and went straight to the office to check my email. There it was...two of the sweetest faces ever! I was looking at two little boys that could possibly be our sons. We have spent several days in prayer, even though from the minute I saw their faces I was quite confident that they were ours. Today we called and made it official. We accpeted these two precious angels and hopefully they will be ours in just a few months.