Monday, May 24, 2010

Getting Ready

Can you tell what we did this weekend????

We were able to pick up the crib which was donated by a good friend from work! :) I had cute girl bedding (it needs to be washed, very wrinkly from storage, but I was too excited to wait for that!) from a former young foster placement. Even with my monster passenger van, the changing table wouldn't fit, so I'll have to borrow someone to pick it up with me another time. So silly that no seats recline in a passenger van! :) But, we got the crib up and ready! Olivia is beside herself with excitement! Every now and then she'll bust out with a, "I just can't believe we're going to ADOPT the baby and she will be a part of our family forever!" It's so cute!


Holly said...

so you already'll be adding a baby GIRL to your family? How did I miss this?!!?

Lisa said...

Hi Holly! No, we don't "know", but I feel that that is where God is leading. Plus I did see on one site that congo only allows singles to adopt same gender, not sure if that is true yet or not. Since Olivia's by herself in her room, we set the crib up there for now and said if we needed to move it we would. :)

Christine said...

How exciting! We are in the process of adopting too!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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