Saturday, April 26, 2008

For Karen

What do you think of my new shirt for the baby that seems, at this point, to be a complete figment of my imagination? I'm trying to convince Julie to get these made, but until she acquiesces, this is my solution. I got it at

There is no real purpose for this post, except that Karen "demanded" it, and when Karen demands, I listen!

Since I have nothing new, I've changed my blog template. What do you think? The brown was just too...brown. I needed something happy. So I chose green. Green always makes me happy.

We have nothing to report on the adoption front, but I have very high hopes for this next week (I don't know why, but I do. Perhaps because anything less is too depressing). There have been no referrals in ONE MONTH! Crazy. However, I believe that if our agency felt there was a serious issue, they would tell us. They are not changing their referral time drastically, and considering that there are now 31 people on the list for a girl, they must know something that we don't because if things stayed the way they are now, the poor folks at #20 and beyond would be old enough to be grandparents by the time they received a referral!
I suspect that some young babies have come to HH for whom paperwork is not yet complete and, therefore, referrals cannot be made. This seems a positive theory, so I'm sticking to it.

We're still busy, though. The boys had their first baseball game today which was hysterical. I almost cannot attend because they move at the speed of tar and it gets me crazy. I had the same issue when Jack was taking tennis lessons. I was more exhausted from twitching on the sidelines trying to will him to move than he was from actually moving.
Today, Henry got a ball in the outfield and threw it to Jack, who was on first base, and Jack tagged the kid out. The coach said, "Good job! Brother to brother!" and Henry replied, with no enthusiasm at all, "Yeah. We're twins." As our favorite friends Michael and Heather say, "He was as serious as a heart attack." That's Henry.

Off to finish painting our new entertainment center. I'm running out of projects. That's not good. So I need a referral so I can go SHOPPING! So, if you have a praying bone in your body, use it (please). I need visualization of my receiving the referral. On Monday. Please.


Kerri said...

Fingers will be crossed that you get a referral soon and that you maintain sanity until then.
Kerri and Ruby

God Gift From Ethiopia said...

I emailed Julie and your theory is right. She said that they have babies but their papers are not ready yet. Praying for those referrals.

Michael and Michelle said...

I know just how you are feeling....Come on referrals! I have a good feeling about his week...this has to be the week of new referrals. Can't wait to hear some good news from you guys.

be_a_Mary said...

Thanks for posting!! I am really praying for movement this week. I know all of us AGCI families are on edge hoping that THIS week will be the week. I love the shirt, by the way! You have been waiting sooo long, I can't wait to see you post a WAHOOOO!!!!