Thursday, February 16, 2012

Decisions Decisions

We are still waiting for our final court date for the big kiddos. While I am passing time I have been searching and looking over agencies to begin our China journey left and right. Wow looking at all of them could be so frustrating. Who does what, who will work with us with 5 kids already, who does not charge outrageous agency fees? Finally it seems that we are settling on an agency we are being drawn towards. Now we just need to have the big kids finished up so we can start the paper chase. Hopefully Paulding County won't fail us once our lawyer files the petition and we will have a quick court date for Heather, Logan, and Zach.
It is hard to believe that I am now truly getting excited about a new child because I was really taken back by Keith's desire for another child when he approached me with it. I know I always had a desire for another opportunity to raise another baby but I figured we were pretty full with 5 and was ruling the idea out in my mind. It is crazy how in such a short time we have managed to become a family of 2 to a family of 7 and then heading into becoming a family of 8. God works in mysterious ways. Geesh who would think when you think your opportunity to become a parent may not exist and then you are just flooded with the opportunity. I am blessed beyond belief.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Are We Done Yet?

Mallorie, Lennah, Delylah, & Elana- A girls night
Happy Birthday Girls

Yes it has been a month and a half almost since my last post. I even missed posting on Delylah's birthday. It is so hard to believe my baby is 4 now. She has grown so much and becoming such a big kid. Gosh she says the funniest big kids things. You just have to love her. I also missed posting for the girls joint birthday party and Lennah's first sleep over so I am tremendouly behing.
The big kiddos are all doing well. We have Logan's birthday this month and his first sleep away trip with the science club at school. He is super excited. It is always great to watch the big kids get to do a lot of firsts that they never had the opportunity to do before.
But I am writing on another note we have decided to go for another baby. Yes it sounds crazy number 6 and no I was not planning on this until Keith brought it up. Yep it was his initial prompting that is leading us to this. But we have officially decided on adopting from China through their special needs program. We are still looking and comparing apples to apples when it comes to agencies. We are not in a rush so we do not have a child chosen already because we believe God will lead us when the time is right. But yes number 6.