Tuesday, October 05, 2010

A lot going on!

If you have followed my blog or you are family you will recall how excited I was to find this stocking for Emma while we were waiting for her.  It is the exact same pattern that my Grandmother made for me when I was a baby and then she made one for Mike when we got married and then for Kami and Meghan.  Knowing that they were handmade and so long ago I never thought it would be possible to find a hand knit Christmas stocking just like my Grandmother had made for me for Emma.  And now all 6 of my daughters have this very treasured Christmas Stocking thanks to the internet and ebay.

 While we are at it, the other girls have chairs similar to this so of course Jilliana needed one.  The girls go around telling me, "Oh, we will need one of these for Jilliana.  (A side note to those who are adopting your first, what you do for the first you will need to do for all that follow.  We thought we were just adopting one and during that wait I found a lot of special things that I am now "having" to duplicate.  Time to start another 100 good wishes quilt.  Anyone out there want to contribute?  I am wearing my family and friends out!)

 When a package comes at our house there is such excitement.  Lily received a package that she had been waiting for!
 Everyone wants to get in on the action
 It requires a lot of teamwork
 And a lot of coordination
 And there it is!  The 100 Good Wishes Quilt
 Lily was so excited and immediately wanted to know who each of the squares was from?
 She loved it!  It was quite a bit different from when Emma and Meilynn got their quilts.  Lily was able to understand what it was.
 We had snack this week at Kindergarten and the color was...........
 They were excited to share their snack
 I cannot believe that we had three different style of orange dresses
 Surprise! Lily will go to school with the girls M, W, and F.  I will continue to homeschool her on Tuesday and Thursdays!
 One very excited girl!
 Aunt Debbie is the best!  She always has time to give us pedicures!

 On the adoption front, we were able to walk in and get our fingerprints early!  It was such a relief!  Our fingerprints were scheduled for October 26th and I was not going to be able to make that appointment and it was so late!  So today we were able to get it done.
I found this picture of Jilliana.  I don't know how old she is here, but they are actually doing a craft project!  I feel lucky that she is being cared for in this way!  Thank you God for letting me see these things that give me some comfort in the wait for her.  In case you do not recognize her, she is the one with the cute little pony tails on the right.  Looks like they are making a map!


Susan said...

I love all the special items you have gotten for her and I know she will love them too! It is great to see how God is giving her a "10 fold recompense" for all she has been through. I can not wait for her to be united with her forever family!

Anonymous said...


Your daughters are beautiful and I can't wait to follow your next journey. I check on your blog everyday! I loved Lily's quilt. Can I ask if you hired someone to make it and it so who. I have all my quilt square but don't know of anyone that can but it all together. Thanks so much.

Jennifer Taylor said...

Yay Lily! I'm so happy you get to go to school, I hope you enjoy it! Your quilt is beautiful! I just can't get over all of the pictures you have of Jilliana, what a blessing!

Sammy said...

I had the same dilemma with stockings. My friend always had each one of my new kids one made. She died young and I miss her and the stocking. She had my sister's kids made too so my sister gave me hers. Now all my kids have one.