Wednesday, March 3, 2010

An Exciting Few Days

I can't even begin to describe how exciting these last 2-3 days have been. It started when Chris asked one night (out of the blue) when we can commit to a child. What a good sign that was!
The next night I got an email saying our pre-approval from our social worker had made its way to Andrea and she wanted to know if we knew who we wanted to commit to. Talk about people being on the same wavelength!
We did decide and are matched with a child. Currently we are in the process of getting all our paperwork to Reece's Rainbow so that our commitment can be "official." Once it is official I will reveal who are new child is. Believe me when I say I can't wait to tell the world! 
I also got a really neat surprise tonight! I was working on getting the girls through the nighttime routine when the doorbell rang. I answered it and low and behold it is the familiar face of a soon to be good friend whom I had never met before. It was Kristin (and one of her boys) who had stopped by on her way back from Kohl's. She had bought an outfit for Nadia (who she is adopting through RR) and she also bought an outfit for my cutie pie as well. This was so sweet! We - well I have already decided that our little kiddos will be best friends. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to those play dates. (Peyton and Riley are looking forward to them as well). This is all so exciting!!
Oh! One of Chris's friends had called him at work after hearing the news - we sent out letters to all the people on our Christmas card list in order to help with initial fundraising such as home study costs. He was really excited for us. Which was nice.


  1. Can't wait for you to be able to post your sweetie pie's picture all over your blog!!! I also can't wait to take pictures of our 2 kiddos in their matching outfits and see who gets it on their blog FIRST! :)


  2. You don't know me - I found your blog through Reece's Rainbow. I just want you to know that we have been praying for your little girl. My girls and I have chosen a couple of children to pray for and yours was one of them. When I received an email about becoming a "warrior" for one child to try to help raise funds for this child and her future family - we chose your daughter. I posted something on my blog for people to see and donate money. I don't know if we can help much, but I just wanted you to know that we are praying for you (now that we know you are the family who chose this little girl as your daughter) and I will do my best over the next few weeks to raise some money for you. God bless you in your journey!!
    My blog is

  3. Hi Chris, my name is Michele and with the help of RR I brought home a beautiful little girl who is Deaf, from Ukraine, on Nov 27 of last year. We live in Raleigh. It was the most incredible experience. I will look forward to following your journey. I know you are in the BEST hands! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. God Bless You on this amazing journey.
    Michele Mastroianni