Tuesday, March 18, 2008


We have been going back and forth with Gladney about getting some specific documents to our home study agency in order for them to send the notarized home study over...this has been going on for a few months...Hope's Promise got the documents they need and they sent the home study over today! Yay! One more thing to check off the list!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Thankfully, Gladney told me we can get an un-notarized health insurance letter and then we will have to notarize it when we receive it...whew!!! I do think this sounds easier than it actually is...we'll see.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Did anyone else have a horrible time of getting the Proof of Health Insurance letter??? I am covered under my employer and I think I will have them just write another letter stating that I am covered, but Andy and Blake are not covered through one of our employers. I have been calling all these different people for the last hour and a half and no one is willing to help me at all...Grrr! I even called our local heath insurance office to see if they could write the letter and sign it and I would bring the notary in, but they will not help...they sent me to customer service and customer service said they could send me a letter but it definitely would not be notarized. I have a call into Gladney to see what they suggest, but this is so miserable! I had a feeling this was not going to be the easiest thing to get. Dear God, please give me patience and grace because I am rather frustrated!!!

thank you for letting me vent a bit. whew. I'm ok now.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I am just so crazy...

...about two things my mom gave me today.

The first, is this amazing shirt that Blake and I both got...I love them! I found this quote a few years ago and it quickly became a huge challenge for me to try to "be the change." The designer of the shirt is a girl who is going down to the Dominican Republic for a humanitarian trip this summer...She sells this shirt and others on her CafePress site to raise funds for her trip. She also designs blogs to help raise funds for her trip as well. She has some really cute things!

The second thing that I am absolutely crazy about is this new necklace my mom has made...oh how I love it. It is the "Hands for Africa" necklace. If you look closely, you can see all the tiny hand prints. I love, Love, LOVE it!!! My mom has been coming up with some amazing necklaces, especially for adoption....I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. Thank you, Mom! I love it!
UPDATE: This necklace is now up on my mom's etsy!