Monday, March 15, 2010

This and That

I'm having such a great visit with my mom!  We've been enjoying our time together.  After Barry picked her up at the airport on Friday, he brought her to my school so she could meet my class.  They loved meeting her.  Then we rushed home, put some stuff in the oven for our small group karaoke night and rushed out the door to an adoption party.  My friends that have fostered just adopted their 4th and they say final foster child.  It was a great celebration! 

Then we were off to our small group karaoke night.  What fun!!  I'm not a good singer! As a matter of fact I'm pretty bad terrible, but it's so much fun!  My husband loves it and becomes quite the microphone hog.  We had a great turn out and had a great time.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE our small group.  They are just wonderful.  Saturday was our wonderful road trip and Sunday was church.  We grilled out steaks later in the evening.  It was just beautiful here in Texas!  I am sooooo ready for Spring, although my allergies don't feel the same way. 

Today was spent running some errands and seeing a movie.  Tomorrow we plan to go to an antique store and consignment shop that I love.  My friend Amy visited the consignment shop on Saturday after I had told her how great it is and she told me they have a great farmhouse table with benches.  I want it!!  Ok...I may not want this one, but I do want a farmhouse table.  I need a dining room table desperately!!  Ours is just too small.  Maybe it will be at a super good price!!   Keep your fingers crossed for me. 

Now, on to the baby front...  We have been in contact with some adoption agencies.  I think we are really leaning towards adoption.  We just don't have it in us to continue going down the infertility road.  It's been 2.5 years of trying and while I know some people try so much longer, I just don't think I can.  I also feel like time is not on my side.  We also feel very strongly led to adoption.  I know it's not for everyone and would never push my feelings on someone else.  For some, fertility treatments are the way to go and I applaud those of you that pursue that.  I guess I just don't want to lose my love for life and joyful spirit.  I feel that it was slipping away every single month I had a BFN.  Anyway...we have an informational meeting with one of the agencies next week so we'll find out all sorts of info.  If any of you have BTDT (been there done that), please let me know what sorts of questions I should ask.  I want to educate myself the best I can.  Any words of wisdom or information you could provide are most helpful! 

Thanks so much for your support and encouragement during the last couple of months.  I say it all the time, but this community is truly amazing and so encouraging! 

25 comments:

S.I.F. said...

I'm awful at kareoke, just plain awful!

And I am so excited you are moving on the path to adoption and choosing YOUR baby! Have I said that yet?!?! :)

Kaz and Amy said...

Ok, so was the kareoke fun? When I read this I thought our group has to do this! Except we have some really good singers so it might not be fair! Lol! Oh so fun! I love it!
So excited about the adoption! I'm praying for you and your journey with this!
Hope you have a great Tuesday!

The Millers said...

I am excited to hear more about your adoption journey! It is something my husband and I have discussed, but have not pursued yet.
I am so glad you had a great weekend!!

Fertility Chick said...

So glad you had a good visit with your Mom!

I'm with you - I'm soooo not a good singer and am awful at karaoke! But I always find it fun to watch others!

So excited about your adoption news and can't wait to follow that part of your journey! Sending you lots of good thoughts and wishes from here!!

DeniFay said...

I'm of course excited about your adoption journey! Keep me informed of it all! If you don't mind sharing I'd be interested in what agencies you're looking at and talking to. I think that next time we go down this road, we'll be doing it the agency way. We had a friend refer us to Inheritance Adoption Agency in Witchita Falls, so we've looked internet-wise at that one, it's hubby's favorite so far. You can email me if you want about it all...dstrox@bellsouth.net

Glad you're enjoying your visit with your mom, that's a blessing!

twondra said...

I love karoke even those my husband laughs at me....rightfully so. :)

My brother and sister-in-law have adopted a boy from Ethopia and are currently adopting a girl from there, too. If you want, I can give you their e-mail address. Just e-mail me at tammywondra@yahoo.com and I can get you in touch with them. They would know more about what to ask than I would. :)

SOoooo excited for you!!

Briana Renee said...

Love your blog! Just came across it! And it's always nice to find others who live in Texas. I'm in Houston, and getting ready for the crazy heat and hurricane season that you have to live through to appreciate! Nice to meet you!

Stacey said...

Just want you to know that you have my support! Actually, I think it's great that you know your limits and are feeling led in this direction. I know everyone's journey is different, and I'm excited to see where yours takes you! Sending love & hugs!!

Courtney said...

I'm so glad you're having such a great time with your mom! Enjoy the rest of your spring break!

Sarah said...

Sounds like you are having a great time hangin with your momma :) And thanks for your comment on my blog. We love that song too!!! :) Reading about your adoption decision, just simply warms my heart. I think it's WONDERFUL :) Must feel so peaceful to know that you are on the path to getting your sweet baby! I can't wait to hear how things are moving along! :)

sienna said...

yaay for karaoke! i love it, but usually ppl don't let me sing bc my voice is sooooo bad. i can only do it drunk :o)

i can't wait to hear mmore about your adoption journey!

Maggie said...

So excited to hear about the start of your adoption journey! I'll be praying for you all!

BabyFeverBlog said...

I'm glad you're having a good visit with your mom! Good luck to you as you explore adoption.

Kaz and Amy said...

Hey-
I also meant to ask what agency are you looking at? My husband and I just went to our agency's information meeting so I'd be happy to share any information with you that I know about them...If you have any questions my email address is amyprikazsky@gmail.com!

Faith said...

So, so exciting!!! Can't wait to see how God works in your lives and brings His perfect blessings to you!

Julie said...

So exciting. Are you leaning towards domestic or international? I also wanted to ask you if you have heard of the forums at Hannah's Prayer?? They were such a support to me during our infertility journey and also through our adoption.

The link is
http://www.hannahsprayer.org/board/

Pug Mama said...

so may I ask if you are looking into domestic or international adoption? Forgive me if you have already stated that somewhere. I ask because if it is international, I will send you some links. Make sure you choose a Hague accredited agency -- I can forward you a good government site.
whichever you choose - domestic or international - HOW VERY EXCITING!!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!

Jodi said...

Ooooh I love karaoke! Sounds like you had fun!

Any light I can shed on the adoption process for you? I'm new in the game myself but have done tons of research! Just let me know!

I'm very excited for you!

Megan said...

I don't sing. I'm not good either. But it sounds like you guys had a ton of fun.

And congrats on moving forward with the adoption process!! Lots of prayers for guidance and wisdom as you going into your informational meeting.

Rach said...

One of my goals for this year is to sing Karaoke sober...one I'm yet to conquer sober or drunk!! LOL

ICLW
#101
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Heather said...

We adopted our son, and it was the best decision. It's rough, but there are incredible ways....

Will keep you in our prayers.

ICLW #29

rebecca said...

Glad to hear you're having a wonderful week & that's wonderful news you're going forward with pursuing adoption!
Happy ICLW:)

Wishing 4 One said...

Sounds like such a fun few days. I miss consignment shops, so so much!

Not all of us are as crazy as I am and can stay on this crazy IF rollescoaster with IVF and drugs and injections... so you do what you feel is right and thats awesome. Best of luck to you on your journey. Happy iclw.

jrs said...

Good luck on your journey. It is always nice to have a direction and focus. I hope things go well for you. I will continue to follow your story.

I've never been to Broken Bow before, but I hear it's beautiful.

ICLW#79

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Samantha said...

Thank you for commenting- I'm glad you found my blog! How much was each cycle of IUI- I found out today that if I have to have IUI or IVF we will also be paying out of pocket. Also, your husband looks SO familiar to me but I have no idea why!

 
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