Monday, July 25, 2011

Nursery Sneak Peak

 Chair ready for bed time stories...

 Crib with the quilt from PK Kids (Jungle Friends)

 Dresser-I still need a lampshade and a changing pad

 Letters hung above crib

View of room from doorway

We were very lucky to receive the furniture we bought from craigslist at a SUPER deal! We went to pick it up on Friday evening and got it put together and set up that same night! I couldn't be happier. I still have a long way to go, but this is a great start!!

Happy was a rough one at work for me! I need a glass of wine!!

Friday, July 22, 2011


We received a copy of our NVC letter via e-mail yesterday, I was so happy!! Thank you to this website that I found that prompted me to chech where my letter was in the system.

Now we wait for our Article 5, which I believe takes 3-4 weeks.

Tonight we are headed to Crofton to pick up some nursery furniture from a family that was selling on Craigslist. We saw this last weekend, and fell in love. It is just meant to be, and we are getting a great deal! More pictures to follow....

Happy weekend, I am enjoying a little early with today off from work, and boy is it HOT!!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Oh my how I would LOVE to win this wonderful giveaway!! Check it out!!

And today begins my stalking of the mail lady for our NVC letter....keep your fingers crossed!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Catch up & Meal Plan

Tatum's closet is finally complete! The clothes are ALL washed and I just need to add some baskets and move a lot of the toys to the playroom and we will be all set!

My friend, Laura, got me this wall decal for Christmas and after we decided to do jungle animals in the nursery, we knew the bathroom with butterflies and birds was the best place for such a wonderful saying. Thank you Laura!

Here's a little update on life here.....

Today we received our I-800 Provisional Approval! Yahoo! We are 5 steps (count them....5 steps!!) away from Gotcha Day!

  • NVC letter in ~7-10 days
  • Cable to China ~2 days
  • Article 5 ~3-4 weeks
  • TA ~2-9 weeks
  • Travel ~3-5 weeks

I can't believe how far we have come! My friends and Todd's family are throwing me a shower on August 27th. We have a few friends from out of town coming, and I can't wait for some good girlfriend time celebrating Tatum's arrival. I really feel ready for this, despite my pages and pages of lists of things I need to do before she arrives, to prepare for her room, bathroom, food for her, while in China, when home, etc....the lists are endless, but SO worth it!

And...because I have grounded us from eating out right now....back to meal planning....

Monday-Pork chops, stuffing, green beans
Tuesday-pizza and salad
Wednesday-chicken picatta with pasta
Thursday-tuna, mashed potatoes, beans
Friday-Chicken alfredo
Saturday- Rockfish, baked potato, salad
Sunday-shrimp with pasta

Have a great week everyone!