Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Adoption update

Hello family and friends. Last night we spoke with our Social Worker who informed us that our wait could still be another 20 months away from receiving a referal for Mia.
Let me explain this...right now it is taking China approx 4 months to refer out 1 months worth of LIDs (that is log in dates) The last LID date to be referred was January 25, 2006.....we are the date of LID June 2, 2006. That is roughly 4.75 months away from the current referral date sooooooooooo lets just make it 5 for easy math....5 months until our LID x the 4 months it takes to process 1 month =20 months.
OK so why so long? you ask...... there are many, many, many people that have their paperwork in China awaiting a little child. 30 days a month of LID's does not mean 30 people it could mean literally thousands of people are being processed. How many thousands we don' t know. I will tell you that the waiting list for a NSN (Non special needs child) has been getting shorter as many people decide to either change to a SN list (special needs child) or just stop their adoption all together.

With all of that said, YES we are still on our path to adopt Mia....nothing is going to make us change our minds. I hope this explains the wait a little easier for all of our friends and family.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Fountain....frog pond!

Remember our lovely fountain.......................
Look close..................
YEP...............tadpoles! THOUSANDS OF THEM! Go ahead, click on this picture, see what I'm sayin?

How does this happen....there is bleach in there. Can't wait to hear all of them at night once they become big froggies! When we had the fish pond there before this fountain the froggies would croak all nite long.........Oi vey!

A day of boating ?

Billy & Gordon

Our neighbors Billy & Kathleen were out getting all of the Hyacinth out of the pond in our backyards. What a big job they had!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Video Cam

Lookie who is trying to figure out the video cam......"why isn't this thing working" I hear him say as he is trying to talk to his niece Joy. I got a chuckle when I when in to help and found that he had actually some how figured out how to take a snapshot of himself (by mistake) but couldn't get the cam to work. He is going to kill me when he sees I posted this pic..... :)

Little visitor

Look who was walking up our driveway....................isn't he cute? Of course Gordon had to bring him inside for me to see (I was in the shower). The things my husband finds are incredible snakes, baby bunnies, dogs, frogs, wierd insects, baby birds...you name it he has found it and shown it to me.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Another quilt

Yes, too much material leftover from the 100 Good Wishes quilt so I have decided to try another quilt (smaller) this time. Here is the front, do you see the 4 stars?