Sunday, November 11, 2007

My dream

Dreams Do Come True!!
Many people who adopt have had a dream years earlier about their child to be. I am no exception. My dream happened when I was single and in my twenties. In my dream I was working somewhere and standing behind a counter. One of my coworkers pointed at a little girl and said "See that little girl over there? You can have her if you want her." I remember my heart leaping! She was sitting on a bench and was of Asian descent. She was wearing a dress and Mary Jane type shoes with white cuffed socks. She was swinging her legs and looking at the floor. She had a bob haircut with bangs and was probably about 4 years old. I walked over to her and knelt down beside her. I looked at her and said "Do you want me to be your mommy?" She shook her head yes and I remember thinking that my life was going to change forever as she hugged me.
Whether you believe that dreams are given to you as a sign of things to come or if you believe that they are just a subconscious manifestation of your deepest desires, my dream is now coming true!! I can't tell you the peace and comfort I feel when I look at pictures of my little girl. She is the girl in my dream and I can't wait to hold her in my arms!!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Halloween 2007


We had a good Halloween. We have been so busy that we didn't decorate this year, waited to carve pumpkins until the night before, Carson wore his costume from last year and Kendall wore what she wears to dance. We wish we would've done more, but promised the kids that next year we would go all out!!

We went "Trunk or Treating" at our church the Saturday before Hallween and the kids had a great time playing games, running around the parking lot with their friends and of course going trick or treating to everyone's cars!

Presley's Adoption Timeline

  • 8/15/2007 - Received referral for Geneva!
  • 9/13/2007 - Sent LOI (letter of intent) to our agency
  • 9/29/2007 - LOI was sent to China!
  • 10/08/2007 - LOI was delivered to the CCAA in China
  • 10/29/2007 - PA (pre-approval) was issued!!
  • 1/15/2008 - DTC (dossier to China)
  • 1/18/2008 - Dossier delivered to CCAA
  • 1/25/2008 - LID (log-in date)
  • 4/1/2008 - LOA (letter of acceptance)
  • 4/25/2008 - CCAA issues TA (travel approval)
  • 5/22/2008 - Leave for China!!!
  • 5/25/2008 - Met our sweet Lexi!
  • 5/26/2008 - Discovered Lexi had brain damage
  • 5/30/2008 - Met precious Presley!
  • 6/7/2008 - Arrived home

My Family

My Family
My favorite people!!