Sunday, April 27, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Finally, I feel like we are a few steps closer to Sofia (but we still have a long way to go).

A few weeks ago...With all the changes that the CCAA has made with their Waiting Child Program (yes, there have been some major changes), our agency has stated that we are to complete an Information Worksheet. It is basically restating information that has already been mentioned in our Dossier. We also must submit a passport photo of Keith & myself and a family photo (can you imagine...I don't have a recent one) and once that is all completed, we will send it in to our agency to be placed in our file until our match is made.

and now TODAY...we received an email from our agency that our Waiting Family Support Package is available for download on our agency's web site. According to their message, this packet consists of of five installments...and this will only be our first. But as you can see that after a whole year, things are finally moving along.

We are FINALLY getting a few steps closer to Sofia!

*Also, I wanted to let you all know that we have not fallen off the face of the Earth. Life here since Spring hit has been crazy with playing outside, going for walks (Francesca is finally loving to walk), riding her bike, playing on her slide (yes, we do need to get her a swing set)...and playing with all the neighborhood kids. It just seems I never have my camera with me, when I should, but I promise, I will try to remember to start taking my camera again with me as I did before. I do have a few photos of Francesca eating a hot on a bun. Now this is a huge accomplishment for us...seeing how Francesca doesn't like trying anything new and usually once she does, she doesn't like it. So hot dog on a bun is a biggie for us! Anyway, check back soon for some photos...*

Sunday, April 20, 2008

One Year LID for Sofia!

As of today, we have been LID of one whole year for Sofia with...

We know truly in our hearts that Sofia is out there 'somewhere' just waiting for us to come and bring her home...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Dare I say...

those two little words, DISNEY WORLD!
Since you all know that Francesca is dying to go back to that very magical place, how can I refuse! So today I booked our reservations at the Wilderness Lodge (which has been one of the resorts I have been so wanting to stay at) for the middle of September. Keith isn't going with us this time, so it will be just Francesca, Grandma (who wants so badly to go too) and me.

(We are still planning a big trip for her 4th birthday in January 2009, but I don't think Francesca can wait that long.)

We haven't told her yet that she is going back to Disney again, but you can be sure, I'll have her response caught on film!