Saturday, January 31, 2009

Adios RENAP!

RENAP released our file yesterday and next week we will have our birth certificate!!! I'm thinking we'll be able to get our girl the third week of February!!! 
YIPEE!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

RENAP Previo (kick out)

I learned a little bit more in detail about why we received the kick out from RENAP.
Turns out that someone wrote Ray's passport number wrong on some form that came from the CNA. They need our lawyer to pick it up, take it back to the CNA, redo the form and then they will issue the birth certificate.
Last night I was really stressing about this previo and I was getting frustrated that our lawyer was not answering any e-mails. When she did FINALLY e-mail me this morning all she said was..."quit listening to gossip or what people tell you. We should be approved tomorrow".
WHAT?!
I e-mailed her back and said I TALKED with someone at RENAP and it was a FACT... not gossip!!! This whole RENAP thing has been very aggravating! No word back from our lawyer yet!
Let's hope I have better news tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It figures!!!

I'm going to experience all problems, in all areas of this adoption, whether I like it or not!
We just received a previo (kick out) on Abbie's birth certificate from RENAP!
Not really sure why but I guess I'll be finding out soon. At least I hope soon!
I'm going to stay positive and hope it's something minor that can be fixed fast! 
I really thought It was going to be a happy day today and not a depressing one!

Monday, January 26, 2009

International Adoption Group

Last weekend our Local International adoption group got together for a fun morning at the park. Isaiah was actually not in the best of moods this morning. He wanted to play on all the "big boy" stuff and couldn't understand why I wouldn't let him. I had to leave with him kicking and screaming! We did have lots of fun in between him being a grouch!
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We have kids from Guatemala, China, Taiwan, Russia and Columbia.


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Sunday, January 25, 2009

OMG!!!!

I just received news about Isaiah's birth mom!
News that I was not expecting! News that really freaked me out! News that can't happen!

They found her today and they said she was VERY happy to hear that I wanted to meet her and to hear about Isaiah. As expected, she was in tears. Turns out... she's leaving Guatemala this week and I wont be able to meet her while I'm picking up Abbie. Any guesses to where she's moving???? Anybody???? Anybody????
CALIFORNIA!!!
Yikes! 

Of course, I would NEVER, EVER, EVER take Isaiah anywhere near her or let her come to see us. She did tell the investigator she would fly to see us if we wanted her to.
NOOOOOOOOO 
WAY!!!!!! 
NOOOOOOOOO
HOW!!!!!!

I also learned that her Mother (in California) does not know that she gave a baby up for adoption and If I call her....(YES, I have her phone numbers!)
I'm not suppose to tell any family members about Isaiah!

 I'm so blown away right now. I also received several pictures of her today too!!! 
WOW! WOW! WOW! 

Maybe I should make a phone call this week???? Of course BLOCK my number!
Don't worry, I will be EXTREMELY careful.



Saturday, January 24, 2009

A great blog to read

I used to read this blog about a year ago and somehow I lost the link. I stumbled onto it again and I'm so happy I found it. This women's blog makes me want to run out to the grocery store, throw on an apron and start cooking! 
I don't know much about her, but her blog reminds me of Little House on the Prairie!
I love it!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Favorite Foto Friday - NEW


I have been going crazy buying NEW clothes for Abbie these last few weeks! 

She'll be modeling one of these NEW outfits on our Embassy day appointment.
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Little man has been learning some NEW words this week as well. He's actually becoming very bilingual! Our NEW baby sitter (I'll be blogging about her next week) is teaching Isaiah Spanish. She says she's wants to get him ready for Miss Abigail.
So far this week he's learned how to say... Hands, eyes, and shoes.

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To see more FFF go to Sarah's blog

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

To Find or Not to Find...

I need your opinion...
When I went on my pick up trip for Isaiah I had asked our lawyer if she would ask the birthmom if she would like to meet us. I'm not sure if she ever did ask, as the B-Mom never showed up to the hotel as requested. 

Then, when I went on my visit trip in July to see Abbie, I asked the lawyer for a second time if she could contact Isaiah's birthmom and ask her if she wanted to meet us and once again... it was a no go. I think at that time I was told that she had trouble finding her.

Now...turns out that the lawyer knows where she moved and says if I want to meet her I should be able to (for a small fee of course) and I need to give her my info on when I will be in Guatemala and where I'm staying.

Now that it looks like I may be able to meet her...I'm nervous! Don't really know why but I am!
I feel as if I cant pass up on this opportunity. All I really want to do is thank her for her precious gift and give pictures and let her know how much we love our Little Man.

What do you think? Good idea or bad idea about meeting the birthmom? 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Please Watch

I copied this from Jill's blog. Please take a few minutes to watch and reflect on what you saw. There are so many children that need our help. 

Monday, January 19, 2009

YAY!!! I love awards!

Thanks Stephanie for thinking of me!
 
Steph and I live in the same town and I'm sure Abbie and Maya will become great friends!

Here is the meaning of the award:
It is the Friendship Award which means:"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to five bloggers who must choose five more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."



So here goes I pass the award onto:

Friday, January 16, 2009

FFF- Eyes

Every month when I receive pictures of Abbie from the hogar, I always think about her eyes. They always seem to have a blank, sad look to them.

It's only a few short weeks away until I can change all of that.
Come on RENAP...give us our birth certficate!


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Check out more FFF on Sarah's blog

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Shopping!

I don't have a lot to blog about today. I wish I had an Abbie update but I don't think I will for a couple weeks since RENAP is taking so long to issue birth certificates. So..I thought I'd post some pictures of what I have been doing non-stop. 
Shopping!
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No, the Victoria Secret stuff is not for Abbie. It's just some things I have been picking up as thank you gifts to take to Guatemala. Some of it's for our lawyers daughter that always sends me Abbie's monthly pictures and also for Abbie's Nanny. All purchased at a 75% sale discount I might add!
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I hope she fits in these Guess shoes! Their a 6.5 and I bought them several months ago when I was planning to take a December visit trip.
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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these shoes. Their probably too big right now but again...75% off at Gymboree!
Oh my Gosh! I just remebered I can use my Gym bucks today! YAY!!!!
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Not 75% off, but on sale, and they looked so comfy!
Do you think I would forget my Little Man?!
Here he's sporting a new pair of Vans!
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And he gets to inspect all of Abbie's toys to make sure their up to par!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My sore back!

This is why I cant get any sleep and my back is constantly sore!

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I didn't mean to take a direct shot at the dogs... you know what... but I wanted to show you how comfortable he makes himself on our bed! Do you see he even has his tongue hangin out?!

And of course you see Isaiah has to sleep the wrong way on the bed at all times. This is no lie...I think I have crack in my nose! It's not broken but I think Isaiah had done some damage one night with a solid kick to my face!

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And of course if the dog can make himself comfortable...why not get comfortable on the dog!


Will you pray for Abby?

Will you pray for Abby?

This is really for my non blogging friends. I'm sure my blogging buddies already follow Abby's story.

She was adopted from Guatemala. At three years old, she was diagnosed with a high-risk, aggressive form of Leukemia. Certain genetic complications have put her chance of surviving the treatment at about 20%.

I am praying for her and her family. Would you pray for them too?

You can find more about Abby here, on her family blog:http://www.riggsfamilyblog.com/2009/01/about-abby.html

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ten Little Monkeys...

Ten little monkeys jumping on the bed. Isaiah fell off and bonked his head.

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Fell off the couch actually!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

More Bowl game pics

Isaiah almost has his "Hook'em Horns" down! I think he's really going to like football later on in life. If we pass any kid of football field he says... touch down! And any kind of ball he sees he says...football!
In case your wondering...Texas won 24 - 21!!!
Go Longhorns!
We did the open tail gate before the game. After the last couple days of chasing Isaiah around Arizona...I needed to be close to the margarita and Budweiser stand! (see in back ground)


Yes, Isaiah's on a leash! Totally necessary these days!
 In this picture he was flirting with the singer and boogied down to the music!

By the way, I have never been so happy to empty my bank account! Final payment for our lawyer was done today! 
Yippee!!!
Our lawyer e-mailed us this afternoon as well and said she had went to the hogar today and little Abbie girl smiled up at her like she knew she was coming home! I'm getting so excited I can hardly stand it!
Now I need to come up with another blog name! We are past...HALF WAY THERE!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Abbie Girl time!


I finally received an e-mail from our lawyer today and I felt as if I was just told that we were "out" of PGN again!

Not hearing from our lawyer for the last couple weeks had made me kinda nervous. I really don't know why, but now it's exciting hearing and knowing that some action is going on again and it's getting us closer to our Abbie Girl coming home!

From the estimated time frame our lawyer gave us, it seems like we will be traveling the middle of February. If it seems like it could be longer...I may take Little man with me and go early to Guatemala! Just a thought right now.

And guess what made this day even better???
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Pictures! YAY!!!!!!!
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Monday, January 5, 2009

Fiesta Bowl Road Trip!

Ray, Aimee, Isaiah and I decided to take a road trip to Phoenix Arizona to watch our Longhorns play in the Fiesta Bowl!
Last night we went to the UT pep rally and pre game party!

Isaiah got to hang out with the UT cheerleaders!

Isaiah loved all the action going on! He's helping our buddy David cheer with the crowd!

And here's a couple pictures of Aimee and Isaiah from Scottsdale Az. We spent the day being "tourists" checking out old town and the the city. Scottsdale is awesome! It has the best mall EVER!


Tonight....Game time!

Friday, January 2, 2009

FFF- Favorite 2008 Foto

This was taken for Valentines Day 2008 and it is probably my favorite photo of our little man so far!

I hope everyone has a blessed 2009!