Category Archives: getting ready

checking it all off

A big thank you to my sister and friends for rallying today. 1. Girls’ bedroom–check 2. Boys’ bedroom–check 3. Costumes–almost check…need to buy one costume 4. Boys’ clothes–check…realizing that I don’t have as many size XS as I thought Beds … Continue reading

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list of needs

I love making lists, and the needs list for an adoption is the best. This is the funnest part of adoption prep, in my opinion.And the best part is that the ninos are joining in this time. They remember the … Continue reading

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friendly angels

What a treat! Jaime Lynne, Jena, and Val all came to help me pack, sort, and put away the children’s clothing before our trip. They also helped organize my craft/school room. My dear friends donated their time and talents to … Continue reading

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butterflies and mountains

Can anyone tell me why the San Jose airport has Free Wi-Fi, but LAX does not? Whatever the reason (and I have a few thoughts on the matter), I am grateful that Costa Rica offers the service. That means I … Continue reading

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my apologies…

My sincerest apologies to my readers for the downer I was yesterday. Although I still agree with everything I wrote, I probably should have waited to write it. As my close friends can attest to, I’ve been surprisingly patient, submissive, … Continue reading

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just a little venting neccessary

I will probably be in big fat trouble for posting while I am in a bad mood! (Sorry, honey) We put in our frequent flier request last night for our flight to Bogota. We found out today that our request was … Continue reading

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it’s official–we have our travel date

What a day! We saw our children again. They were just as excited and happy as the first time (Adam’s working on the video we recorded). Also, we received our passports back from the Colombian Consulate with our travel visas … Continue reading

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they really are real

Our children are real! What an amazing feeling. And, by the way, they are totally 5, 6, 7, and 8. They are normal, regular, high-energy, excitable KIDS. I know everyone is dying for the details. I’ll do my best… The … Continue reading

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befuddled

Well, Adam and I are about to talk to our kids for the first time. Yep, in two short hours. I wish I could say I am a ball of emotions or completely beside myself. In all honesty, I feel … Continue reading

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hey kids

Grandma Penning, papi, and I worked really hard on your rooms Monday and Tuesday. We had a blast and accomplished a lot. Papi and I were laughing and working together as we assembled Daniel and Juan Pablo’s beds. It felt … Continue reading

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