Thursday, May 28, 2009
Posted by Tracy at 5:14 PM
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
We just got back from Meadville, PA for Uncle John's wedding! Finally after dating Marcy for about 5 years (and he is 40+ years old!) ...he tied the knot! As Mike said in his bestman speech...."John will get married when pig's fly...well, swine flu!" We had a good time at the wedding and visiting with family who we hadn't seen in a long time. Here's a cell phone photo of Caden, Preston and their two cousins who they only get to see about once a year. They all enjoyed swimming at the hotel pool (even though the deck was carpeted and creeped me out.) The Days Inn was definitely in severe need of renovations, but it was the only hotel in Meadville with a pool.
When we arrived home, I went straight to look through a pile of email from the past 4 days....specifically searching from one with the subject "Out of IBESR!" But....no luck! Still hoping this month we'll get out and move on to the next step!!
Posted by Tracy at 4:45 AM
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
We are getting ready to head out to a wedding this weekend...busy getting things done before the trip! Nothing new at all to report on the adoption front. I have heard of a few families (some who have waited almost 2 years in IBESR!) getting out of IBESR this past week. So that is good news that things are starting to move in the right direction or at least, that's what we are hoping is the case.
I have kind of lost the blogging mood, as you can tell from my lack-luster-once per week- posts. Not that we aren't up to anything...it's just not as exciting as it would be if I had something about our adoption to report. The boys have been keeping me busy, so busy it's a good thing I am off for the summer. I don't have time to work! :) Summer break officially started for me last week, but I was in a week long workshop, so this week I have been enjoying my days off thoroughly! Summer swim team has started up, Caden has been trying out for Academy soccer and Preston...he keeps me hopping 24/7. We did officially end one of Caden's numerous sports today, tennis. He likes tennis, but since he doesn't LOVE it...and also plays, soccer, lacrosse, swimming, etc., I said it was time for a much needed break! I think he is happy too, to have one less activity to run off to after school. Now, I am thinking about teaching the boys violin. I played violin (quite well I might add!) for 9 years and I am contemplating starting both of them this summer. We'll see if they or I have the patience for it!
Hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend and Happy Memorial Day! Maybe I'll have something exciting to blog about next week!
Posted by Tracy at 5:44 PM
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Posted by Tracy at 6:25 AM
Friday, May 1, 2009
Our ticker counter at the bottom of the web page is official over a 1 year wait since our dossier arrived in Haiti...and we are definitely not as far along as we had hoped. But, that is the way it goes not only for us for many other waiting families.
Now, the question is...will Avery be home before the ticker reaching 2 years? I am hopefully but definitely not confident in that prediction. Only time will tell....I am thinking about going to visit her again this summer, if I can go on one of the scheduled trips to our O. Summer in Haiti...I can't even imagine!! But totally worth it to hold her again.
We have a busy weekend coming up. Tonight is 2 soccer games and tomorrow bright and early is Caden's First Communion. The we are having a party with one of his best friends who is also making his first communion.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and hoping we all hear some great news from Haiti very soon! Like today would be perfect!
Posted by Tracy at 5:29 AM