Wednesday, May 23, 2007

My First Week

Now that you know my story, here is a little bit of what I did my first week! I got to hang out a lot with my mom at Aunt Amy's house. We had great bonding time, a lot of sleep together and a lot of watching each other. Monday we went to meet with the lawyer in the morning and learn all about my adoption. Afterwards Amy drove us to see a glacier (from the distance) and then she drove us to the ski resort. Believe it or not I saw my first snow.
I had my first Dr. visit on Tuesday with Dr. Amy and I had gained 1 oz and grew longer just a little to 20". I got to meet all kinds of wonderful people at the Glacier Ped's. Aunt Amy made me cry by pricking my foot to draw blood, oh well, won't be the first. My mom and I saw an eagle on the side of the road as we took our first adventure out by ourselves on Tuesday.
On Wednesday I had my first cooking lesson, Banana Bread! I was a big helper to mom. Too bad I couldn't try any! We also watched a little bit of Hardy Boys to bring mom back to her younger days.
Thursday we just chilled at home, resting, eating, filling my diaper all the fun stuff. Friday I turned 1 week old and mom took me clothes shopping at consignment stores, and we bought my first pair of jeans! Also on Friday we went for our first walking outing. We found a trail and went for a little walk using my sling that Grandpa and Meme bought for me. After all that we picked up Aunt Amy from work and went to a Junior High music concert so Amy could hear her "little brother" play. I didn't like the big drum but I still slept through the concert. To end the day we drove to Auke Bay for some waffles (well mom and Amy) and a little touring around the area.
Saturday Amy was working at a babysitting function so after running errands we went over to see what she was doing and meet more of her friends. All in all it was a great first week of my life!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Happy Mothers Day

I have a story to tell you, one that is quite exciting and a great example of how great our God is! What could be the best gift that adopting parents could ask for? And especially on Mother's Day? If you are thinking what I am thinking, then theanswer is a little girl! Here is how the story goes: a Dr. related to an adoptive parent called on Friday night and explained a situation that happened at the hospital (where she works) early in the morning. A beautiful girl needed a home and after other Dr.'s contacted their people, Dr. D stepped up and asked for 15 minutes. It was then that she gave a call to see if they (adopting parents) were interested. She gave them details about the little one and they got in contact with their social worker. The potential father was on his way to Louisiana, so much of the talking took place over the phone Friday night. When all was said and done it was decided that potential mother get on a plane asap and get to Alaska. So that is what she did, Saturday afternoon. She got in late Saturday night after one of the most beautiful plane rides ever and little did she know what might happen next.

The Dr. told this potential mother that they were going to the hospital on Sunday (Mother's Day) to meet this little girl and possibly take her home (to the Dr.'s house that the potential mother is related to). TAKE HER HOME? Went through the . mother's head, how could this be. The potential father (still down south) thought the same thing, but it was true. They went to the hospital and met the nurses who were taking care of this beautiful girl. She was in a room getting TLC. Upon entering the room the potential mother was experiencing many emotions at once until she saw the most beautiful little girl with a knitted hat! It was love at first site, no doubt. The potential mother and the Dr. then got to spend some time with the little girl and get to know each other. A phone call was made to the potential father about her features and how beautiful she was. After talking a while the potential father wished the potential mother a Happy Mother's Day, then the flood gates opened. After a while the potential mother got to give the little girl a bath, which she did not like (the little girl). We had to get her dressed ready to go out into the real world. Then Dr. D gave her a check out exam and all looked good. A few papers still needed to be signed and a few goodbyes needed to be made and then watch out world here they came.

This Dr. D then took then into the downtown area for a tour, two fold, give the potential mother a tour and little girl a tour of the city in which she was born. After the tour a celebratory meal was at hand and it was good (fish of course). After the meal, they went to the store to buy essential baby things that were needed. So little girl experienced her first meal out (not eating :)) and her first shopping trip at 2 days old. Upon arriving at home all three ladies were very tired so after quickly getting aquainted to things, eating, where to sleep etc. Everyone laid down for the night and concluded the best Mother's Day ever!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Wednesday Night Mayhem

We are sooo sad to have to say adios to our beloved Bethany aka Sunny. She has been more than outstanding helping us at SPC, she has been our super hero volunteer and a part of the fam! Thanks Bethany for all the great years you put into all of our lives. We are so excited with what God is leading you to and we are more than blessed that you starting a new youth group! You Rock! We love you!!!!
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Bouncing Around

Well we made it past the half way mark and Tim hasn't pulled all is hair out!! The last two Sundays we traveled up to NoVA to visit some mega churches! We first visited McLean Bible's mini campus, and boy was it big. Sitting up in the nose bleed section we got to view three large screens with the words for the music (just in case we were old and couldn't see the front screen). We felt like little fish in a really big pond. After the campus visit we traveled up to MD to visit the Hollowells! We had a great time eating lunch, touring the camp and chillin with the kids and a surprise visitor. This past Sunday we went back to the hubbub of NoVA and visited Vienna Pres, which is more up our alley. We both really enjoyed the service, ran into some old friends and stayed for lunch. All in all it has been fun being able to worship and not get int erupted or be "working". It has been a treat to enjoy the Lord's day.