Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hold me Closer, Tiny Dancer...

Ryann starts ballet/tap in a month, She just HAD to try on all the gear...

Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner...

Summer Fun

Happy Summer, Y'all!


Summer comes late to Seattle, but we are have been enjoying it so much...

1. Fourth of July
No Burn Ban in our Neighborhood:)

Happy 4th!


2.Family: Ryann and I had the privilege of spending 2 weeks in Texas. We had so much fun seeing both sides of our sweet and supportive family.

Love this picture of Ryann and her PaPa

Grandma Robison and her 6 Great-Grandkids, what a treasure she is.

Ryann had so much fun fishing with her Pappy and her Uncle Jason

Uncle Read and Anne brought Ryann a huge present, a gigantic whale, which Ryann promptly named Cecilia...A perfect name for a whale?


3. Friends: We had so much fun seeing our friends during our Texas trip.

Greta, Ryann, and Hattie-Sweet Girls!

All of my bestest friends from FBA/FBC-Such an incredible JOY for us all to be together with our offspring:)

We had so much fun seeing our good friends, The Woods!
Ryann and Barrett-Best Buddies

Sweet Caroline, Ryann and Barrett

Monday, August 1, 2011

One.


*We have been officially on the waitlist for one month.It's weird to me to say we have been waiting one month, when in reality it has been so much longer than that. We have wanted to adopt for years, and have been in the process for almost a year. However, we have been on the official waitlist for one month as of today, August 1, so that is the marker I will count. When I was pregnant with Ryann, I wanted to write her a letter each month she was in utero, but never did. I want to write letters each month to our next daughter for however long we wait.
To Our Daughter,
This past month, we experienced the joy and excitement of being officially placed on a very long waitlist, for you.The reality of how long the list is and how long we will have to wait is daunting sometimes.We wish we could get on a plane right now to come, for you,but that is not part of God's plan. A plan that is far bigger and wider than mine. A plan that brought us to this place.A plan that will change our family for the better. A plan that has already changed me so much, and it has only be one month. A plan that has me seeing beyond myself. A plan I cannot wait to see play out. A plan I am so blessed and honored to be a part of. However long, this list is one that we will gladly wait on, for you. This month, we told all our family and friends that we were waiting with great expectation, for you. We are praying fervently, daily, for you. I have loved teaching Ryann about your birthplace this month; we put a map in her room with a heart on Ethiopia, she looks at it many times a day, asking, for you. I tell her the wait is long, which is hard to understand.Waiting for you, is teaching her patience, teaching me patience, teaching your dad patience... But she prays, I pray, your dad prays, for you. You, my dear, are in my heart always.We have so much love in our hearts, for you.
We love you.
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