Friday, July 20, 2012

Bad Blogger

I've been a bad bad blogger!  I must say I enjoyed doing the 31 days of Pinterest and being on this blog every day sharing our "pin" of the day!  Maybe I need to start that again!?

Been a busy week with school supply shopping (yes, I want it over with to enjoy the rest of the summer and something like that is easier with one less child in the mix! :)  ), selling more "excess" from around the house on FB (put about $200 into my adoption fund just this week doing this!), taking the boys to the morning dollar movie, going to our pond oasis, and just working in the house!

We've been missing this one like crazy and she finally came back to us...

I can't tell you the wonderful time Olivia had at camp this week!  She met some great new friends and cannot WAIT to go back next year!  Her favorite part?  Being able to talk about HIV and not worry about people being scared of it. :)  Two of the friends she made, whose moms I had already known online through blogs, FB, and a yahoo group, live in MN.  We had already started thinking about a trip over spring break to the Mall of America this year and planned on visiting a good blog/FB friend of mine that I still have never met, so these two might just be added into the mix!

In adoption news... my home study and approval should be arriving any day and I'm preparing my application for my I-600a to mail off as soon as possible! I had hoped it would be here today but no luck, so now I set my sights on tomorrow! :) 

I'm a member of a facebook Haiti adoption group and there has been LOTS of movement in their adoptions recently.  That is SUCH good news!  Here's hoping the rest of our process goes smoothly and quickly!


maureen said...

I have to say I really enjoyed your 31 Days of Pinterest too! I go on there from time to time, but seeing some of the recipes here on your blog was more inspiration to me to try some of them.

I am so glad Olivia had a good time at camp. One of mine was at a sleep away camp for a week. She was able to really get to know some new friends and was blessed to have so much in common with them. It made her feel really confident.

I don't think we are going to make it to Chicago this summer, our birthmom went into early labor yesterday and while they were able to get it under control, we are on pins and needles that this will happen again soon and we will need to high tail it to North Carolina!

Maybe next summer!


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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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