Saturday, December 20, 2008

Name Change???

Would it be weird to change Ava's name this late in the process? We have been thinking about it for quite a while. I love the name Ava but it is becoming very popular and I like our new idea. We have been considering the name Adia-leigh. Adia means "A gift from God". What a special gift she is to our family! I think its perfect! All that to seems a little strange but her new name will be Adia-Leigh. It will be hard to change what we have been saying for over a year but we can do it.

We are still in the middle of our Arctic Blast and stuck at home. We are getting many things done around here that are way overdue. We have painted Blake and Adia's room today and will be getting everything set up soon. I will post pictures in the next few days.

I hope everyone is enjoying their days before Christmas. I am looking forward to spending time with both families and friends.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pictures of our Sweet girl...Adia leigh

We received new pictures today of Adia. We were so happy to get these, its been 6 long months since we had seen her sweet face. I am sad that they cut her hair so short , I loved the curls! We are sooo excited to hold her and have her home with us. I am praying it will be soon. :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's Snowing!

We are having what our news casters call an "Arctic Blast" around town. We got a few inches of snow and the temperatures are in the 20's. It's really cold but the kids were able to go out and enjoy the snow this afternoon. I forgot to write about our new dog, Tanner. We adopted him from the animal shelter and he is really close to perfect. He is a yellow lab and such a handsome, good boy. Tanner LOVED the snow!

We are supposed to be getting new pictures and video of Ava this week and I can hardly stand myself. I can't wait!!!!! I continue to pray for everyone who is waiting and hopeful that we all receive good news soon.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Good News from India!!

I had an India program update in my e-mail this morning with great news. First of all I am so excited to get this update, we have never gotten anything like this from our agency and it makes you feel so much more connected. I am glad they are going to be doing this frequently. I think it will make everyone happier. Secondly, one of our program directors is in India right now taking pictures and video for everyone. What a great Christmas gift! Thirdly, the best part.....

For our families with children in Delhi, here is some good news! There had been quite a delay in the Delhi Courts wherein the Judge was not passing cases. This was occurring throughout all of Delhi so all of the orphanage directors got together and went to the High Courts to request that the Judge of the High Courts order the Judge of the Delhi Courts to begin passing cases. The outcome of this effort was great! On November 19th, we were informed that they hired 9 Judges to work in all the different counties of Delhi. Each of the Judges were further told to pass these cases within 4-6 weeks. There are about 600 pending cases, however, one of our cases has already passed! We expect to hear great news soon for our Delhi families!

I am thrilled with this news! I know things can always change, but this is the best news I have heard in a long time so I am going with it. :) I am starting to panic a little thinking of everything that I keep putting off because it seems like it will never transpire. I better get busy! Please continue to pray for all the 600 cases to be passed in the next few months. We appreciate all of you so much for your thoughts, prayers and constant love. We are going to have a baby soon! Yahoo!!!!!