11 June 2007

shower and other NEWS.

well, on saturday i had my very first baby shower! it was so fun to get stuff for Stella! being the center of attention is never very exciting for me . . . always a little uncomfortable . . . but i still had fun! the food was SO SO GOOD. it was a brunch as the shower was from 1030am till 1230 pm. we had french toast, egg stuffed tortillas with salsa, lots of fruit, spinich quiche, mimosas (EXTRA YUMMY!), and cupcakes of course! there were 2 games that were really cute and wrapped hershey bars as favors. they made me a diaper cake and were the best hostesses ever! after the shower 2 of my friends stayed and we all swam in the pool that afternoon then my parents made us all dinner. i think it was fun for them to have a house full of girls like they used to! we drove back home late that night and made it back a little after midnight. we were all exhausted and i'm still tired today! i'm so so so grateful for my girls! they know me so well and made the shower just as i would've if i had done it myself! i'll post pictures as soon as i can (pics are on my mom's camera).

i received an email from our sw this morning telling us that the national office just received VIDEO FOOTAGE of Stella!!!!!!!!!!!! i am SO SO SO SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!! they will be sending it in the mail - nothing like keeping us in suspense! also, we are having a conference call in the morning with our agency director of the guatemala program. i'm trying to make a list of questions to ask about the whole process - any suggestions????

07 June 2007

friends. happy.

today, 2 very dear friends of mine are flying in. i am SO SO SO excited to see them! they are throwing me my very first baby shower this saturday. i'm hoping the event will make me feel more like a mom and make the whole thing seem more real. all my friends have been AMAZING throughout this whole ordeal - from the beginning of my infertility to our decision to adopt. they have all been there the whole way. after seeing us go through our adoption process only this far, some of them have decided they want to adopt too. i am one of those women who has never really had alot of GIRL friends. i always had a few really close girls and a bunch of fun guys i hung out with. since i've been out of college and "in the real world" i've thought - ok, so i've met all my LIFETIME friends and i'm ok with that because the ones i have are FABULOUS . . . well, since i've said that i've met TWO MORE fabulous friends who i ALSO consider lifetime friends . . . funny how God has a sense of humor sometimes. i'm completely convinced that when i said that (among other things) he was laughing like crazy. i'm so so so thankful for all the friends i've had in my life and for the ones i have now. they have each contributed to who i am today in their own way. i can't wait for stella to meet you each!

04 June 2007


ok. got another "update" on our document status. apparently our dossier has been legalized. apparently 4 of the authentications were printed with streaks on them and our attorney thinks this might would cause a problem in pgn, so the agency is going to redo them. also, our acceptance documents were sent to Guatemala on Friday, June 1. i suppose i would rather have to fix stuff now than get a kick out of pgn for a rediculous reason. then again, i suppose i would also rather have a kick out for some rediculous easy fix than a serious one if i have to have one at all. there i go again, getting ahead of myself. i'm always doing that. worrying about things completely out of my control. no more. not today anyways. WAY TOO MUCH TO DO!!!