Sunday, November 30, 2008
Posted by Tracy at 4:13 PM
Saturday, November 22, 2008
There are quite a few precious children who are still waiting for a family at Avery's orphanage. If we didn't currently have a house for sale (it's been for sale for 18 months) that is full of mold (can anyone say NIGHTMARE?) I would LOVE to adopt at least one more. Given the fact we got a quote to fix the mold issue that will run us 15K-41K depending on how well we want to fix the problem, we'll be lucky to afford the one adoption we have already started! So, instead of adopting more kids, we'll paying for ugly nasty mold to be scraped off our basement walls, on the house we don't live in, out of state. The same house built by a builder who went bankrupt and moved out of state. The same house we have listed for well under what we purchased it for...and still, not a single buyer.
You'll notice there is an adorable set of 4 year old TRIPLET boys and newborn TWINS! They are all so precious...if you know anyone thinking about Haiti adoption here is the link. It would be so wonderful for all of these kids to be matched to families this holiday season.
Posted by Tracy at 8:46 PM
The reason for the "H" in the word wHAITIng has to do with the ENTIRE reason for our blog...if you had bothered to read it, you might have realized we are adopting, and where from. Thus, the reason to include "Haiti" in the word "Whaiting."
I am a college professor and an Ivy League graduate, so I am well aware of how to spell the word "Waiting."
Thank you for your concern (or lack there of) and you are officially the first rude person to comment on our blog. Now I know why everyone else screens their comments on their blogs...
Posted by Tracy at 8:45 AM
SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE INCH PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE MOST PERSISTENT BANDS TODAY AND TONIGHT. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE MOST PERSISTENT BANDS TODAY... WITH AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 5 INCHES LIKELY TONIGHT. THE LAKE EFFECT SNOWS ARE EXPECTED TO DRIFT NORTHWARD INTO ONEIDA COUNTY ON SUNDAY.
A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF LAKE- EFFECT SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. LAKE-EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES IN BANDS AND WILL LIKELY BE INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP 1 TO SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW PER HOUR FOR SEVERAL HOURS. VISIBILITIES VARY GREATLY AND CAN DROP TO ZERO WITHIN MINUTES. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE COULD BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
Posted by Tracy at 6:16 AM
Friday, November 21, 2008
Posted by Tracy at 4:55 AM
Monday, November 17, 2008
We have a couple different countdowns going on in our house right now. The boys are counting down our trip to NY next week, I am silently counting down (sometimes I feel like it's really not going down) the months until Avery comes home, and well...let's face it...the Christmas countdown has begun. Believe it or not, there is only 37 days until Christmas.
Posted by Tracy at 7:45 PM
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Since I arrived home from Haiti, everyone is asking me when she'll come home. To be honest, I don't know any more information since before I went on the trip. We are hoping next summer, but that is a longshot.
Avery's parents are scheduled for an interview December 2nd at 9am. We are of course, hoping and praying that they'll show up for this appointment. We hear it is unlikely, as usually these interviews end up having to be rescheduled a couple times...but we can still hope. If they are able to make the appointment, they'll sign some sort of paperwork (not exactly sure what) but at that point they will no longer be able to change their mind and take Avery back. I think we'll also find out if a DNA test is required, again hopfully not, as that just slows down the process. I have read about stories of birth parents changing their minds, and the adoptive families being left just heart broken. So we are still guarded, but hopeful, that Avery will remain our baby. It is rare for birth parents to change their minds (mainly due to poverty) but it does happen.
Anyway, nothing else new on the homefront. Everyone, but Mike, has colds/coughs. It has been a hard adjustment for me, coming back from Haiti, feeling sad, and losing our precious videos of her when I got home (which we were able to recover...a miracle!!!)
Posted by Tracy at 5:07 AM
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I think the easiest way to view my photos is going to be clicking on this link to my shared Haiti album on snapfish. If you have a snapfish account, just log in to view. If you don't, you'll need to create one (it's free). As others get back from our trip, I am sure you'll find lots of other great photos on their blogs as well. We traveled with a group of 25 and everyone took lots of photos and videos. I'll put my videos on Youtube and post those soon!
Here's the snapfish link to my album:
Posted by Tracy at 8:43 AM
Posted by Tracy at 5:27 AM
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Posted by Tracy at 7:39 PM