Tagged: summer 2012

When Super Heroes Attack. 0

When Super Heroes Attack.

Today was another scorching day outside.  There was wind, but it felt like a furnace blowing.  It almost felt like the wind could burn your skin. Of course this is nothing compared to the western states actually burning on fire, but still…it was very hot here. The girls love to play outside in almost all kinds of weather, as long as it’s not pouring cold rain, but this weather for some reason irritates Rosie’s very mild asthma.  She doesn’t have trouble...

Comments on T’s Bio, and a New Picture. 2

Comments on T’s Bio, and a New Picture.

A little explanation about T’s bio–to answer some questions I received. The bio was written in Russian and translated to English, so sometimes things are worded kind of awkwardly.  She might not be mischievous in the negative sense, it’s hard to say.  You can’t take the bio’s too seriously in that regard.  They say funny things over there, and it doesn’t always come across like you’d expect in English, in a lingual sense and a cultural sense. The note about her...

The one in which Ukraine breaks my heart. 4

The one in which Ukraine breaks my heart.

I got a message last night from the host program organizer letting me know there was bad news about K.  She apologized for messaging me on Facebook instead of calling, but she wanted to let me know right away and wasn’t sure if I’d still be up due to the East/West coast time difference. Apparently when they went to get K’s visa there were some issues with her status.  She should have been available for adoption and free to leave the country...

K’s Letter in English & Why Not Adopt from USA? 2

K’s Letter in English & Why Not Adopt from USA?

Here’s what the letter says in English!  The agency gave us a sample letter with a general format to follow, so it’s nothing really exciting. Hi K! Our names are Amy and Tyler.  We are going to be your host family for your summer holiday! We have two daughters.  Rosie is six years old and she loves to play dress up. She loves to draw and dance, and she can’t wait to meet you.  We have a bed ready for you...

Ever wonder why adoption costs so much? 1

Ever wonder why adoption costs so much?

Only 24 days left until K gets here! Rosie is so excited.  It’s almost all she talks about.  It’s kind of all I want to talk about too.  It’s all Tyler and I talk about. I thought I should go ahead and gather up all of the info about adoption costs and requirements right now, just in case.  Knowledge is power, right?  Adoption from Ukraine looks to be a wild ride. I read that you could adopt independently from Ukraine for much cheaper than...

What if’s…. 1

What if’s….

I’m having a lot of anxiety. That’s really nothing new considering I’ve struggled with anxiety for a long time, but still…anxiety is lame and I dislike it. I’m nervous about K coming. We’ve already got such a good thing going, what if she ruins it?  What if her visit is just horrible? What if she has reactive attachment disorder?  What if it’s just too hard to deal with? What if she hates us?  What if our house is too messy?  I can’t keep...

A tour of our house. 1

A tour of our house.

(iPad typing again, excuse any errors.  It doesn’t spell check or let me correct because I can’t scroll down in the editor.) I am suddenly so busy. I don’t like being this busy.  It’s stressful.  I’ve had a lot of photography business, which I thought I wanted.  Now I’m not so sure.  I just don’t have time to take care of the kids, homeschool, ENJOY the kids, take care of pets, do all the chores, cook all the meals, run all...

AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!11!!!!1! 1

AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!11!!!!1!

You guys won’t believe this. With your help and Rosie’s lemonade stand fund raiser we’ve raised $1,119 out of $2,500 since Thursday for K’s summer hosting opportunity! I fell asleep last night anxious that we wouldn’t get the rest of the money in time.  I mean how could it be possible for us to get $2,500 so quickly?  The last thought on my mind as I fell asleep around midnight was a prayer that if we were meant to have K this summer it...

Burnt. 3

Burnt.

      I sunburned Ada yesterday evening. I feel so bad! We got out our little pool on the back porch for the first time.  Ada absolutely *loved* it.  So did Rosie.  We have a big 10 foot offset umbrella, so they were partially in the shade.  I figured with it being five in the afternoon and not in full sun they would be fine.  We only stayed out for about an hour. Rosie isn’t sunburned at all. Neither am I. Last...