Friday, February 19, 2010

One month already

I can't believe that it has already been one month since we sent our dossier off. It has went by really fast. It isn't hard to keep busy with a 3 year old and a 1 year old running around. We are really starting to get things together around here...mostly doing some shopping. Since we weren't expecting another baby around, we got rid of most of our things. So far we have got crib bedding, quite a few clothes, toys, and a car seat. We are hoping that we will be matched with a baby within 6 months. That is the average wait time in Russia (6-12 months). We just continue to pray and praise our wonderful God while we "patiently" wait for our sweet girl, Anleigh Hope :) yep...she has a name!

This is a pic sent to us by a very good friend of ours who adopted siblings from Russia almost 3 years ago. She always told us that it seemed every time they hit a "milestone" through their adoption, they would see a rainbow...the day they sent their dossier, the day they got matched, and the day before they left for Russia. Ironic?? This picture was taken the morning we sent our dossier!!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Names Names Names

Okay everyone, we are really wanting to give this little girl of ours her own identity so we can quit calling her "baby." We don't really have anything specific that we are looking for in her name, just trying to find one that everyone agrees on. If she has a given name, we will be incorporating it with the name that we give her. Here are some names that we have thought of...
Isabella (Bella) Faith
Paisley Faith (Lillys favorite)
Peyton (we don't have a middle name to go with this one yet)
Anleigh Hope (my favorite)
Bailee Faith (moms favorite)
Claira Grace (dads favorite)
So these are what we have so far! I really like them all =] we just need to decide! What do you think? Feel free to give some more choices too!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rayden is looking hard for his little sister

nope...nothing in here!

Referral Information...

Just letting everyone know who was wondering a little bit about the Russia adoption program. For what I know, it is alot like the China adoption process. We have sent out our dossier which is all of our information that is used when matching our family with a referral. So now, all we do is just wait to get a very very special phone call telling us that we have been matched with a precious little one!!! The current average wait time now is anywhere from 4-8 months. Might be shorter, might be longer...thats all in God's hands! So while we are waiting, we have alot to do. As we thought Lilly would be our last baby girl, we got rid of most of her baby clothes which means...SHOPPING!!! We also have to pick out bedding, a crib, and all of that fun baby stuff!
Another pretty important task would be picking out a name for our little Blessing =]
So much to do with [hopefully] so little time!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

After a little over 4 months...

We have sent our dossier to Russia!!!

Here we go!!!

Now, we just wait...wait...wait...& wait

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Pajama Cutie

When Lilly got up this morning I was schocked when she requested that I take her picture in her new pajamas! She isn't usually to thrilled to be in front of the camera, but I guess she knew that she looked cute so she was all for some posing. Aren't these the cutest pajamas?! I got them for her for Christmas and believe it or not, I do believe it was one of her favorite gifts...she has always had a loveeee for cute pajamas.

So here are a few pictures of Miss Lillyana in her adorable "milk and cooksies ajamas"
*the quality of the pics isn't the best...I guess the TV interfered

Saturday, January 9, 2010

No Adoption Information

So I decided to introduce our newest family member...

Little Miss Elaina Mae is our 5 month old yorkie puppy! She is technically mine, but also the families. Isn't she cute?! Ellie is very ready to meet her new baby sister!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Lilly and Rayden update

Here are updated pictures of Lilly and Rayden. Lilly is now 3 years old and is such a sassy princess! She is the girliest little girl I've ever been around! She attends a private preschool two days a week and loves it! She is my little shadow =]

Rayden is a little over 1 year old and is such a precious joy to our family. He is all boy and loves anything to do with a ball. He has a smile that will make you laugh out loud! He is very much a momma's baby!!

Now we are just waiting for our new baby!!!