Thursday, October 2, 2008

Funsies...

I am kind of lagging on the adoption front. My homestudy binder has been sitting there staring at me for a good week or two now, patiently waiting for my life to slow down so I can dig in to it. Between our big (HUGE) fundraiser garage sale that took over my entire house for about a week, and gearing up for the kickoff of our MOM's ministry, I have had no time or energy to dive into the homestudy. I did finally look through the binder and started my "personal profile". It's loaded with questions like..."are you and your spouse in the same page in regards to adoption?" UM YES.

I need to spend some time making a budget worksheet, making copies of our marriage license, birth certificates, etc...and lots of paper work filling out. U>G>H. But, it will help us get the ball rolling.

The fun news is, that the garage sale was such a blessing. It made me feel very full of hope and made this all seem alot more "real" to me. I am overwhelmed with God's provision, and have faith that he will provide all we need. It got me in baby mood. I've been daydreaming about her room, her clothes, what she'll be like, how old will she be when we meet her and bring her home...so many fun thoughts. My mom has been so sweet, on Sunday, while I was online daydreaming about "her" room, she said, "I bought something for your birthday (Oct 19) but I can't wait!" She made me close my eyes, and she had this for me when I opened them!
Her name is Coco....isn't she adorable? She is so soft and snuggly. I can't wait to give her to our girl!

I also ordered a blanket from My Blankee. I had this idea for her room, that it would be cute to do pink and brown with some giraffe mixed in (you know, to represent Africa and all). I had seen this giraffe blanket at a boutique, and I was just showing my mom the idea...when I went to the website, ALL of the products were 50% off until Sept. 30!! So, a $66 blanket (which I could never bring myself to pay, for a blanket!) became a $33 blanket (not so much I'd be ashamed of myself for buying it)...so I ordered a custom blanket, brown giraffe print on one side, raspberry pink on the other, with brown ruffley satin trim...it'll be perfect thrown over the end of the crib and hopefully be that special snuggly blanket! I can't think of anything cuter than that raspberry pink on a little dark skinned baby girl! Some of you are probably thinking, Really? Animal print in a baby room? but, I'm talking tiny accents. I'm hoping to find some super cool little giraffe keepsakes when we travel to Ethiopia to get our girl. It's sad that my brain is so stuck on daydreaming about this, I've thought WAY too much about it already. Walls the color of chocolate milk, some fun pink (brighter pink, not pastel pink) and chocolate brown accents...I found this on Etsy, which I think is totally adorable... grrr, blogger is too busy to upload my pics. That always happens this time of day! Anyhow, it's a cute mobile, that i'm pretty sure i can make easily. And, a a really cute wall art vinyl sticker think of a giraffe, rhino, and elephant stacked on top of eachother. So cute! and, I think it would be really cool to paint a verse on the wall in Amharic (Ethiopian)...

Okay, enough day dreaming. Time for real dreaming! I'm off to bed!

7 comments:

missy said...

hi new blog friend. now,where can i get one of those dolls???? love it, love it, love it! we're adopting from ET through AGCI too. it will be fun to walk this journey with you!

Julie said...

eryn, i love the ideas for her room!!! I think the giraffe idea is awesome!! can't wait to see her new blankie!!

Lee Ann said...

I love the room idea too! Believe me, I've already thought about it as well, but mine will be brown, BLUE, and orange. ;-) And you're in a way closer spot to be dreaming about all of this. I love hearing about your every thought along this journey!

(I just ordered some "adoption" books from Amazon. I'll give them to you when I'm done.)

Lee Ann said...

Oh, and did you see this? http://gossettadoption.blogspot.com/2008/09/kick-and-awesome.html

Loved the verse on the wall.

missy said...

love your ideas for the room! have you seen the africa decals with the heart? if not see... www.jesuslovinmommaof2.blogspot.com for her room decorating.

they also have one for the car that i'm excited about. but, alas, as you say we should be saving money not spending it!!!!

i think we have A LOT in common. we live in nebraska...not too close to you.

don't get too overwhelmed by the paperwork. when we were in the thick of it i thought it was going to choke me. but now i look back and think "it wasn't that bad!"

Shayna said...

Love the room idea!! It will look so cute!! I love your jewelry, too. I've always loved the neckalce you made for Selene. I will definitely be purchasing one for myself or for Christmas gifts. I wanted to let you know that I came across a Mom-preneus shop-a-thon on a site that gets a lot of traffic. It's on Tip Junkie at
http://tipjunkie.blogspot.com/2008/10/mom-prenuers-shop-thon_03.html if you want to add your jewelry to it. It's only $5 to list your site on hers and she blogs about it all the time. You should check it out if you want! Good luck with the sales!! Congrats on the success of the garage sale, too! One last thing, I use Windows Live to update my blog on Blogge,and it's very easy. It wasan't ever clogged up like Blogger. I think I downloaded it from my Windows hotmail homepage. If you're interested, I could figure it out for you. Take care!

meleea said...

the doll is adorable and i love the room idea. so excited for you during this season!

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