Monday, August 30, 2010


yes...we are FINALLY home. we actually got home saturday evening and have been settling in and starting a wonderful routine as a family of 3!

now that we are home I will be able to share details of our amazing journey to keep an eye out for those...

but for today...a picture!

Introducing Michael Lee...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

As most of you know....

He is finally our son!!

Unfortunately where I am staying we only have iPhone internet, but I am doing my best at an update.

As soon as I can get some WIFI for our laptop I will give a much better update and of course the beautiful pictures!!!

Thanks for all of the love & support!

Monday, August 9, 2010

well on our way!

we are in Nashville...halfway to Michigan. We are getting ready for bed and are overflowing with emotion over what is to come in the days and weeks ahead.

I just wanted to update...and I will update more when we arrive in Michigan tomorrow evening!

We were going to be looking at a 2 week hotel stay in Michigan, and with the costs from the adoption we were a little nervous about the extra cost of travel. cousin is married into an awesome family that love to hike, camp, name it they do it. Well years ago her inlaws hiked on the Appalachian trail with an older, retired couple from Michigan and have kept in touch over the years. It turns out that they live 7 miles from our agency and are welcoming us and our baby into their home!!!!!
How amazing is that!?!?!

God is so great!!!

We are really looking forward to getting to know them as we get to know our boy!

Oh by the way...his host momma said that he has been consistently sleeping through the night!! What a sweetie!

Well we have been up since 3am so it is time for lights out...we have 9 more hours of driving ahead of us tomorrow!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

his daddys hands

our sweet boy has hands like his daddy...large hands, with long fingers. also the lines on his hands look very deep...just like karl's.

one week from today we will (God willing) become parents for the first time!!!
and in 6 short days we will get to hold our son in our arms. kiss his chubby cheeks. smell his sweet baby smell. and pray for him while holding him close!!!

I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

travel dates :)

we found out we will be traveling early next week...we are leaving either monday or tuesday, we havent decided yet. we are very excited but still the tiniest bit guarded. if everything goes as planned we will officially be parents next thursday, the 12th.

the 12th also happens to be baby boys 2 month birthday.

we are very excited for the trip, we can not wait to meet the babys birthmother, to meet the amazing host family that is taking care of him and to meet the wonderful staff of adoption associates!! also we are pretty dang excited to see michigan, we heard and keep hearing that michigan is absolutely beautiful this time of year.

we pray that God continues to provide the emotional & physical strength we need in the following weeks. we pray that He continues to provide financially as we are looking at 2 weeks or more in a hotel and also all of our fees at the agency will be due at this time. God has been so good and so faithful and has provided EVERYTHING we have needed thus far...

i will continue to update even when we are traveling...

Saturday, July 31, 2010

i know its been forever...

and im sure some of you have been wondering what is going on with us and with our baby boy. not 100% sure whats going on, and that it is hard to talk about. and that is the reason i have not been blogging lately.
im about 95 percent sure that things are still moving forward towards us adopting our baby boy...but there is a 5 percent chance that maybe we are not...MAYBE--its complicated and very personal and at this point i am not comfortable sharing too many details online.

monday we should know alot more but honestly it has literally changed from day to day...

baby boy is growing and learning a nice routine for his AMAZING host family. he has gone from being a sad baby who did not quite know how to trust--to being a curious, smiling, chubby...trusting, happy baby boy.

i will update more when i know more. we are hoping to be traveling within the next week or at the most 2 weeks.

if you would like to pray for our situation, please pray that Gods will is done and that whatever is best for this baby boy is what happens.