Thursday, October 30, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday!


WE LOVE THIS GIRL! WE WANT THIS GIRL! WE NEED THIS GIRL TO MAKE OUR FAMILY COMPLETE!
PLEASE PGN...LET HER COME HOME!!!



HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY! HAVE A SPOOKTAKULAR DAY!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

~Abbie update~


Well, I finally received my September pictures of Abbie. I think I'm still missing the August pics but I cant complain any more.
I  also received news yesterday that our lawyer said was "good news", so right now I'm taking it at that. She said that the Embassy accepted our paper work for pre-approval (I had no idea that there was a chance they wouldn't?) and that she called PGN and our file is not in the minors section. I e-mailed her back and asked what reviewers desk we were on, but I'm still waiting on a reply.
Of course I am excited about our lawyer telling us that this is all good news but... I personally called down to PGN several times over the last two weeks and NO ONE can seem to find our file any where! What the heck?! Could Abbie's name of changed when she received her new birth certificate? Does she keep her last names when she was declared abandoned? I don't want to tell our lawyer that I called PGN because I don't want to tick her off. 
The stress continues!
For today...I'm happy with the pictures!





Monday, October 27, 2008

My Son!


My Son

Sticky fingers,
dirty face,
Rugs and pillows
out of place,

Cars and tractors
here and there,
Blocks and boats
everywhere,

Gold and silver
have I none,
But worth a million
is my Son.

Weekend Away

Ray and I spent our first weekend away from Isaiah!
We had a lot of fun but we kept saying through out the weekend, that we wish we would of brought our little man with us!


As you can tell we went for another UT Game in Austin! This is Ray's favorite place in the world to go!


In this picture Ray and his friend were talking with the Oklahoma fans and getting them to do the "Hook em Horns"! He had everyone rolling in laughter!



This is the coolest BBQ grill ever! I had to take a picture of it!


Can you believe that we actually took a picture together?!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

FFF- Pumpkins!

Searching for the right pumpkin

We found it!

Isaiah helped Daddy get the pumpkin off the vine!!!



Isaiah inspected all the pumkins!


Little man and Grandma



Have a good weekend everybody!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze!

This weekend we took our little man to the corn maze and pumpkin patch. I'm going to save the pumpkin pictures for Favorite Foto Friday!



He loved these home made potato chips!!!

Look who we saw!!! Isaiah's best friend Liberty!!!









Have a good week everybody!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fiambre anyone???

So I read on Guatadopt that November 1st is the day of the dead celebrated in Guatemala and they have a traditional dish called fiambre that they cook every year. I thought it would be fun to try and make this dish as well so I googled it and found a slide show of how they prepare it and ALL the ingredients that go into it. Let's just say that I wont be trying or making this dish anytime soon. Way to much work for me!

Check out this link and tell me what you think! Will you try it?

Friday, October 17, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday- Friends

This is Isaiah's best friend Liberty. When I drop him off at daycare they run and hug each other.

Isaiah and Miss Maya. I love this picture!

Isaiah, Chloe and Chi met in Guatemala when Isaiah was just two month old. Abbie has also met these two cuties on several occasions down in Guatemala.

Isaiah with Maya and Amir both born in Guatemala but now proud Texans!!!

This picture was just taken at the house the other day. Isaiah had to show his friend every single toy that he has!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It's confirmed!

We are defiantly in PGN!!! We were submitted this past Friday without pre-approval.

Here's where it's going to get sticky.

First of all, all of our paperwork is over two years old. Not a big deal, I can re-do whatever they want.

Second, our attorney is not very liked in PGN and is known for fighting with them (any guesses who our atty is?). Still...I can deal with this as well.

Third, and this is what I'm scared about... since our case was an abandonment we were not considered "in process" of Abbie's adoption before they stopped adoptions on Dec 31 2007. BUT... since our case was registered with the Central Authority before the assigned dead line (as a normal adoption) we should be allowed to finish the adoption as normal. Make sense? It confuses me as well!

The one thing that is on our side is that the judge, who ruled Abbie abandoned/adoptable, put in his ruling/decree that the family (us) that started the adoption would be able to finish the adoption. BIG PLUS!!! But again...we all know how PGN works! Will they do what the judge says??? Not sure!

Please keep praying Abbie home! We are over... Half way there! When she comes home I can finally change the title of my blog!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Please help a sweet girl, also named Abby

Copied and pasted from Abbie's Mommy's blog...

The Voice Of Adventure: OPERATION PRINCESS HAIR BEGINS!

FIRST, I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO HELP ME COME UP WITH A COSTUME FOR ABBY TO WEAR ON HALLOWEEN. YOU ARE A VERY CREATIVE GROUP AND I LOVED EVERY IDEA. THANK YOU. I PLAN ON SHOWING THEM TO ABBY TONIGHT AN LETTING THE PRINCESS PICK. I CAN'T WAIT.

What I didn't write about yesterday, was that I was wondering what I was going to do about her hair. For the last few weeks it has been coming out fast. Abby used to love choosing hair styles and picking out bows and barrettes. Abby is sad that she is loosing her hair, and has been telling me that she wants to get "wig" hair. When I looked into applying for one, a well known charity said they didn't think that she would be approved, because of her age. I understand there is limits to how many children they can help, but I was sad for Abby.

Last night some wonderful friends, Angel and Amy Block, decided to raise money help Abby get a beautiful wig. Many, many wonderful woman have come along side them, joining together to help Abby. Thank you all so much. The list of people helping can be seen at the bottom on Angel's post athttp://thevoiceofadventure.blogspot.com/2008/10/operation-princess-hair-begins.html It has been changing, so I am afraid to list the names here, because I don't want to leave anyone off. We want thank everyone who is helping Abby. I bawled when they told me that they were going to help Abby. Thank you all for helping our precious daughter.

I debated about posting pictures of Abby, but since they are everywhere else, I decided to go ahead and post them here too. We gave the pictures to them, with permission to post them. Brent feels that this is Abby's story. When she looks back at the blog when she is older, we want her to understand how much she has overcome and how brave she was.

Below is a post about Abby, that I copied from Angel's blog.http://thevoiceofadventure.blogspot.com Amy and Angel, thanks again for all that you are doing for Abby.

Friday, October 10, 2008

OPERATION PRINCESS HAIR BEGINS!

It's hard for me to even start this post. Already I feel a big lump forming in my throat. Someone that many of us care about is walking through a deep valley. That someone is sweet Abby....


I have serious doubts that I will get through writing this without crying..... Ok now it's too late... I am already there...with tears flowing. This is Abby. You will find her precious family at this blog address.

Abby is so many wonderful things. She is part of an amazing family. There are 7 wonderful kiddos in her family. 3 of those sweeties- including Abby came by way of adoption. Abby is a bouncing, happy, funny princess of a 3 year old....

Now she is also a dear little warrior fighting for her life. She was diagnosed with Leukemia and life suddenly took a radical turn for this amazing family. Her concerns of which princess dress she should wear have turned to whether she will get poked or be able to keep her food down today.

This is sweet Abby right now....

These are the battle scars she has right now in her fight against cancer...

Just one of the MANY things she has been forced to give up is her GORGEOUS princess hair and it makes her very sad.... What is it like to be the mommy that has to tell your 3 year old that she has to take medicine that will give her horrible sores, make her throw up constantly, and cause her to lose her hair? What is that like? What is it like to watch tears slide down your sweet baby's cheeks even in her sleep cause that's how much it hurts.

THIS is not OK with me. If I could I would make this go away. If I could I would change this- I wish there was a way. I know there are so many of us who wish that. We CAN'T MAKE IT GO AWAY! We just can't.

What we can do is give Abby back her princess hair. It's expensive and not something this family needs to worry about during this stressful financial time of paying for medicine and gas and hospital bills. We can not make this all go away but we can give Abby back her hair and make her smile.

SOOOOOO TODAY WE BEGIN....

OPERATION PRINCESS HAIR!

This is your mission, should you choose to accept it...

1. I want us to buy sweet Abby one of these- 
http://www.hatswithhair.com/

It's called a pony sport. It costs $228. It's made with real human hair. It's very comfortable and can be worn with any baseball type cap that Abby prefers.

After visiting with her mommy we feel this would be very comfortable and fun for everyday use at home and the hospital.

2. We will flood Abby and the other kiddos in the family with care packages that let her and her family know they are loved. If you feel you would like to send Abby or her family a present please e-mail me at angelweir@gmail.com


We can all send Abby fun presents AND ALL SEND an ADORABLE BASEBALL CAP to wear with her new hair. Then everytime she is having a hard day her momma can bust out a new care package to give her something to smile about.

3. We are also going to buy Abby a custom made wig! Check it out here....

http://www.celebritystylewigs.com/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=493

I am so excited about this! It is going to be custom made to look a lot like her hair did before she needed to start chemo. So when Abby wants to dress up nice and look like the Abby she remembers she will have this. This wig will cost about $450. It is made of real hair and created just for her little head.

4. If there are donations exceeding the needed amount for the princess hair we will invite the family to use this money to help with whatever extra expenses they are facing during this difficult time.

It's hard for me to fathom what this family is facing. I want to do whatever I can to support them.

They are full of faith and strong. Cancer FEARS this little fighter! Let's do whatever we can to love and walk with this family during this time. I can't begin to imagine what they are facing but I PRAY that people would be there for me if we ever did walk this path.

TO HELP ABBY GET HER PRINCESS HAIR YOU JUST NEED TO CLICK ON THE PAY PAL BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER THAT SAYS "OPERATION PRINCESS HAIR."

IF YOU WANT TO SEND ABBY A CARE PACKAGE INCLUDING A CUTSIE NEW BASEBALL CAP PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT angelweir@gmail.com

Thank you from the BOTTOM of my little ol' Texas heart for taking care of a little girl named Abby. What we do matters. What we do makes life better or worse for those around us EVERY SINGLE DAY. Let's take time to stop and care. Hugs, Angel

PS If you would like to spread the word on your blog PLEASE do it!! Feel free to take this whole post or part of it. Then please link your blog to mine so everyone can see how many people are loving and praying for Abby.



After the big win!

Here's a couple shots of Mr. Isaiah after the big win for our Texas Longhorn's over Oklahoma!
Isaiah knew Oklahoma had to lose "SOONER" or later!