Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ok, I'm getting excited now *photos added*

This is the area where the fire started. What an improvement! Blaine is working on staining the new deck.

The new fireplace in the living room.

Mihiretu's soccer game this past Saturday.

Look at that determined face on my guy! He did score 2 goals this day against a team that is undefeated. When I say undefeated, I mean like 12-0 each game. Not this day, however. Our team won 5-2!

Well, things are moving now on the home front! Now that there are 2 1/2 weeks until the target move-in date, the work has ramped up significantly...Praise the LORD! They say we WILL be in on the 15th of October and I can't tell you how excited I am just to say that.

When I went out yesterday, there were several workers there all doing their thing. That hasn't been the case for the past few weeks so it is a relief to see it now happening. I finally feel like it's real. I was afraid to get my heart set on anything permanent, you know? Too many disappointments. Now it's for real!

This morning when Blaine went out to check on the progress, the painter asked him, "Do you know you have 18 colors of paint in your house?"

Hahahahaha! I LOVE COLOR!!! What can I say??

I will be taking new pictures almost every day with the blog countdown being a visual one for all of you! Aren't you lucky??

Now for all of you, who like us, are anxiously waiting if Miss Tarikwa has yet received her gift bag...I finally got the answer today. It's no. Today, I emailed the director of the agency who, bless her heart, replied immediately. They had our gift bag all packed and ready to go 2 weeks ago but something urgent was needed and took the space that our bag occupied. So our bag will be going with her when she travels this Thursday. We will receive an email within 2 weeks after she receives it.

We're sad for this little girls sake but at least we have an answer and we know that she will receive it soon. It's relatively small in the grand scheme of things and God's timing is perfect, as we know.

Pictures of the house are coming soon!!



  1. Laura - praising God for the progress being made!

    Praising God that your daughter will finally know you are coming for her!

    I too can't wait to get to the point where our daughter will know about us as well!

    Lifting her up in prayer knowing God has already told her about your precious family!

    Praying over your move and getting settled once again!

    In Christ's love,

  2. YAY Progress! ;o) I know you are so very excited! ;o)
    I am sorry to hear Tarikwa's bag hasn't gotten there there yet. That's disappointing!
    Prayers she gets it very soon!
    Can't wait to see the pics.

  3. SO GREAT!! Can't wait to see your colors!!!
    Praying your daughter will know you all soon!

    In response to "them":)- we are going to have a them. Yes we are only able to adopt under 3 but went before the "board" for special approval to be able to adopt siblings or twins under our daughter Gwen. So SOON we will be a family of 4!!!!

  4. The house looks great! LOVE the fireplace! ;o)

  5. Laura,

    Thanks for the beautiful comment and encouragement you left for me!

    I will be so glad when this is all behind us!

    Your home is GORGEOUS and so are your children!

    Love the soccer determined face - what a cutie!

    I hope we get to meet in ET!

    Love and blessings - Jill