Saturday, November 6, 2010


Hi again!! I know it's been so long!!! Hahaha(: Great news though... We're unofficially #7 on the baby girls list! yayyyy!!!! Lol just this morning we all woke up and decided to make a chain counting down to the number one spot!!! We hung it over the fireplace, right where everyone can see it! Also, my dad put up the crib the other day!! Now every time we all walk by we get so excited(: Donations keep coming in which is great!!! Tons of bins full of towels and diapers(: We have awesome friends!! Talk to y'all soon!!
-Mady J

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The wait is getting HARDER! After a search for some inspiration, I found this beautiful poem, written by an adoptive mom who must have felt the way I feel today:

Kisses in the Wind: Author Unknown

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.

You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are.. what's taking us so long.

But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...

Because tonight just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.

I promise you my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.

But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.

And let angels bring the kisses that I send to you each night.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Heyyy everybody!! Happy Saturday!! OK, so last night

I was bored and couldn't fall asleep... so I started thinking about my soon-to-be sister half a world away... and all of a sudden I had the urge to go onto my moms iphone and look at the app that shows the times to all the countries throughout the world, which all evolved into this:

Just last night I was wondering about my soon-to-be sister, and if she could possibly be born yet... then I decided to go on to my mom's iphone and onto an app that shows you all the different times for places all over the world. I looked at the Addis Ababa clock: 4:43am, and the Chicago clock: 8:43pm, and I saw that each and every clock was ticking in synch at the exact same time... at that point I began to wonder that even though my beautiful baby sister is half a world away, maybe we have one thing in common that we can share: she can now enjoy the beautiful sun that I just said goodnight to, and when I wake up again, I'll think of her...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Almost There!!!!!!

hahahahaha well we're not quite almost there yet.... currently we're #34 on the list!!! and that sounds pretty close but the only sad part is that we probably wont get our little girl until after christmas): they are requiring 2 trips now!!! ugggh waiting is sooooo hard!!!! Anyways, at least its a beautiful day out and the whole neighborhood is playing out i the sprinkler!!! hahaha i luuuuv summer!!! (:

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hey again! Sorry I haven't posted anything in a while, we've been pretty busy! Well it turns out that our home study was approved and everything is finished, FINALLY!!!!! We just got put on the list a little over a week ago and we've already gone from #53 to #47!!!!!! I'm sooo excited for my little sister! We've been buying lots of baby stuff and we're finalizing the touches on the baby's room. We're currently in the process of getting our crib transferred from the neighbors back to our house. That crib has gone through 5 little ones all in one neighborhood and soon to be a 6th! That's all I got for now! Talk to you soon!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We had a lot of fun in Cedar Rapids, at the Midwestern Synchronized Skating Sectionals! Chicago Jazz Novice--all the teams skated great, and best of all, the girls had SO much fun!