Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New year!


Happy New Year!!!

I cant wait to introduce everybody to Miss Abigail in 2009!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Trying to get an Abbie update!

So far nothing new about Abbie! I even called RENAP today to see if we are waiting for a birth certificate and they don't have her in the system yet. I tried e-mailing the lawyer today and I haven't heard back yet. I haven't even been asked for the final payment either which makes me a bit nervous. Our lawyer for Isaiah asked for her money the very day Isaiah got out of PGN. I'm not complaining...I would just like a general idea of what she is going to charge me! Some of you may not know this but Abbie's case was turned over, about a year an a half ago, to the lawyer we have now. She (our new lawyer) took our case when no one else thought it was possible to continue Abbie's adoption. So, besides the donation I gave her back in July for foster fees, I have not paid this women a penny! Don't get me wrong, I paid plenty of adoption fees, agency fees and a "pay off" to our old lawyer that got me absolutley no where! In a sense Im paying almost double for Abbie's adoption. Well worth it, I must add! I'm actually grateful to the first lawyer and facilitator though. Without them I would not of ever of met my Abbie girl! And... without Abbie's ever so long and problematic adoption... I may of not ever met my spoiled Little Man!
So...I'm counting down the days until I have my two spoiled little Guat tots together!

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

FFF- Christmas Fun!

This has been the jackpot of the day for Isaiah!
We had Isaiah's roller coaster in the den all morning helping Isaiah get up and down the track. After about an hour of this we pushed it in the hallway hoping to get a break in...when all of a sudden here comes Isaiah on his own! He has figured out that he can do it all by himself and he has been doing it non stop!

I'm waiting for the bumps and bruises to happen because this thing can fly! Especially with all the tile in our house!
Sorry so blurry but I was trying to get a picture in before getting ran over!
He just rolls with laughter with this thing!



Daddy even got a toy this year! Maybe he'll share with the rest of us?!
I think Isaiah still likes the boxes and bubble wrap better than the toys this year! One of his big presents (Thomas the Train) is still in the garage waiting for set up.

Elmo live is the coolest! The only problem is, Isaiah just wont let him finish his whole routine!

They're pounding Isaiah's new table chanting..."We want breakfast!"

Notice the tree behind Isaiah? All the ornaments are missing from the bottom! Guess who is at fault for this?! Start's with an "I" and ends with an "H"!

Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

M & M boy!

Guess what my boy discovered and loves... M & M's! 
For the most part he's not a candy eater but today...It was all about the chocolate!

Looks gross huh?! He's been teething and drooling for the past couple of weeks. Mix in a handful of M&M's and you have a yucky face!

So... instead of doing Christmas shopping, which I'm still not done with, I've been Abbie shopping! I bought these two babies at toys R us. They interact with each other and only speak in Spanish. Their kinda cool and kinda creepy! Let's see if Abbie likes them. Isaiah is not to sure about them but LOVES the stroller I bought Abbie for her babies. He's been pushing it from one end of the house to the other. I may have to go buy another! 

Friday, December 19, 2008

FFF- Christmas Party!

We took Isaiah last weekend to Ray's company Christmas party that they put together for the kids. I used to take my friends kids to this party every year so being able to take Isaiah is awesome!
Next year...Abbie and Isaiah!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cake walk time with Sissy! Darn!!! We never won!

Lovin the popcorn!

Here's Isaiah wanting to be the center of all attention! His sissy had to run and grab him about every two seconds because he wanted to give the magic show!
I'm not sure why but Isaiah LOVES Santa! He's so serious with him though. He just wanted to sit on his lap and have lengthy conversations with him. It was actually very funny for those of us watching.

Not the best pics this time but I tried!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday =) (new picture!)

I need some help

Guys I need some help. First off what size do you think a 2 1/2 year old wears. She's about 30 pounds I'm guessing. Would it be a 2t or 3t? Shoe size?

Also, what is renap? I know that the birth certificates come from there but why does it take so long? Can there be problems there?

I am floating on cloud nine by the way! You probably guessed that right?! Yesterday at work someone was trying to push my buttons (I help manage a business) and as he wanted to argue with me and I simply said to him..." Your not going to piss me off today if thats what your trying to do...My Abbie Girl's coming home!"

I LOVE IT!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

September 7, 2006

Sept 7, 2006 is the day we officially started Miss Abigail Mishel's adoption and today, December 15, 2008... we officially found out that she is ours FOREVER!!!

Praise God! We are OUT!!!!!!!!

More later!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I just cant believe my luck!

My lawyer e-mailed me yesterday afternoon and said that our file was still not "out" and if it is not with the files that were signed off at the very end of the Friday... we will have to wait until the director of PGN gets back from vacation!
I don't know how long her vacation will be. I'm guessing she will be gone until after the first of the year!

I cant even tell you how this hit me yesterday. This really hurt. I felt like someone was ripping a piece of my heart out. To be so close and to not know is the worse. I want so much to be able to enjoy Christmas knowing Abbie Girl is ours.  

I'm going to try and stay confident that my file is among the ones that were signed off late Friday. I already warned all my co-workers that I'm going to either be very happy on Monday or they better watch out because I'll be after blood!!! lol

Monday is the day!

By the way..here is a link to my first blog/journal that I had for Abbie. This post entry was the start of our downfall in this adoption process.  Just incase you want to read it! Link below.

*I just noticed that I can't post the actual link to the post I was referring too. It was the May of 2007 entries. Anyways, you can check it out if you want to!
Have a good weekend!

Friday, December 12, 2008

FFF~ Lovin the Advent Calendar

Here's some random pics of Isaiah getting his candy for the day!
He has more fun trying to get out the candy than actually eating it!
Im very lucky that he's not a big candy eater! At least not yet!
Have a great weekend everybody!





Thursday, December 11, 2008

Guess what?!

Still no news!
We called PGN once again and this time they transfered us to the office of the PGN director. This lady told us to call back on Monday and that she is almost positive that they will have a answer for me then! Are they trying to give me a mental breakdown?!
I'm still hoping that our lawyer will hear something by tomorrow afternoon and maybe, just maybe...I can celebrate this weekend!
If not...We will try all of this again next week!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Nada! (nothing)

Nothing yet!!!
I was REALLY bummed to the point of tears when we hung up with PGN but now...I realize I need to stay positive! Things could be worse!
Who knows...maybe we'll be "out" tomorrow! The lady on the phone told us to call next week. Fat chance of that!!!
I may call tomorrow!
I might try and hold out until Thursday. Who knows! This is killin me!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Another day passes!

No news yet! I did hear from our lawyer and she said that she is expecting news tomorrow!
Let's hope that it is GOOD!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas card anyone?

This is how I feel about next week!

If any one would like a Christmas card from me featuring.... Little Man Isaiah...e-mail me with your address at hockeyray@sbcglobal.net

Keep the prayers coming for good news from PGN!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Please Pray

Please pray for Josi's family. You can visit their blog here.

Friday, December 5, 2008

I cant wait for next week!

We are not out of the black hole yet! At least I did get it confirmed that we are indeed waiting to be signed off if the last reviewer finds no mistakes! 
It's going to happen! I can feel it!
This weekend I'm going Abbie shopping! 

Favorite Foto Friday! - Calling PGN


"Hello PGN! Can you release my file today so I can go home to my Mommy and Daddy?"
Please let today be the day!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Nothing yet!

I tried and tried and tried calling PGN today and no answer! I think something was wrong with their phones! 
My lawyer did get back to me and all she said was... "there is no news yet but the day is still not over"! 
Well...Now it is and I'll try again tomorrow!

nothing yet!

No word yet from our lawyer! I'm a little irritated because she said she would "try" and call if she had time!
I'm calling myself today if I don't hear back from her by...2:00!
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fabulous Blog award!!


Andrea was so very nice to give me the fabulous blog award. I know my blog is not fabulous in the slightest... but I was so excited to get it! Thanks Andrea!!!

Here are the rules to receiving this award:
1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous bloggers in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.

Instructions: On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.



So here are my addictions:

1. Caffeine!!! I'm either drinking Ice tea or coffee at all hours of the day. If I let an hour go by without caffeine I start yawning and feeling tired. I know this is a bad one!

2. Blogging!!! I feel like I have to keep up with all my favorite blogs EVERYDAY. I really love reading them and seeing pictures of everyones kiddo's!

3. The computer!!! I cant go anywhere without my laptop! I'm hoping that after I bring home Abbie, my fear of being away from my e-mail will go away. I must check the e-mail at least 20 times a day! Our lawyer e-mails us at all hours of the day and I'm obsessed with checking to see if she has e-mailed me!

4. Clearances! If someone tells me there is a clearance sale somewhere, especially Dillards or Target, I have to go right away! 

5. My camera! This is another thing that I cant be away from. I must take 20 pictures a day! I feel like I have to document every move Isaiah makes!!! People often make fun of me! I'm even thinking about taking a class on photography!! I want FABULOUS pictures!


Now for the 5 blogs that I think are FABULOUS!!

1.
Karla! She is a FABULOUS person and a great friend!

2.
Valerie! One of my loyal readers and commenter's! If I lived close to Valerie... I would have to go Black Friday shopping with her at 2:30 in the morning one of these years!!! lol

3.
Hannah! She takes the best pictures and has a drop dead gorgeous son and a cutie patootie little girl! 

4. 
Aimee! She has the cutest little girl around and the coolest dog ever!!!

5. 
Lisa!. Lisa is one of my closest friends that I met through adoption. We had met up in Guatemala on three different visit trips!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

~Abbie update~

Since we have been in PGN I have had my Spanish speaking friend, Gilberto, call every Tuesday to check in on our status. Before today we have always been with the first reviewer. Well...today we call and guess what?! We are on the FINAL reviewers desk! What the heck happened with the second reviewer? WHO CARES!!! Anyway... I nearly peed my pants when Gilbert told me all of this, no lie!. I was so scared while he was on the phone because the lady he had been talking to had put him on hold and Gilbert could hear then talking about Mishel Abigail (Abbie) in the back ground. I thought for sure there were problems. When she finally got back on the phone she said we need to call back in ten days and "if" there are no problems, Mrs De Leon ( I think this is her name right?) will sign off on our case! 

I'm so scared (that Gilbert heard it wrong) and happy at the same time! I didn't know whether to cry, laugh or scream when we hung up the phone to PGN! I'm still in shock and I've e-mailed our lawyer asking her to verify all of this tomorrow for me. My head is spinning at the thought that Isaiah will have his Sissy home!

Please say a prayer that this is all for real and that we will have the news we have been waiting for, for the past two and a half years!!!!