Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hey batta batta .....

Well, the boys had their first 'player pitch' game today and they did great ! They had a good time playing and we all got a tad burnt because Mom (me) forgot to put sunblock on everyone. ooopps! We have officially moved into PGN as an email from our agency this week confirmed ! WhoooHOO!! What does this mean ? Well....this is the last leg of our journey to bring Miss Isabella Rose Burke home ! Three reviewers in PGN will review the case one final time...and then Ella will be given a final DNA test along with her Birth Mother, a new birth certificate with her new name on it...and then pretty much...we travel to Guatemala for an Embassy appointment...obtain her visa... and she comes home ! Sounds very simple...when actually it's quite complicated and can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Just keep us all in your prayers for smooth sailing while we wait out these final weeks of Ella's adoption. I have FOUR weeks of nursing school...the boards...and I'm finished. It's been one heck of a year for us ! I look back and quite honestly ...not sure how I've managed to pull off all the paperwork and emotional involvement with an International Adoption, keep up with two kiddos, and survive (and pass) Nursing school. I feel like I've aged about 10 years and literally feel exhausted ! But, everything is winding down, we've made it and this has all been possible by God's own will !!

Brack bought Ella some hand made / painted alphabet letters of her name while we were in one of the markets in Guatemala last month. They're so cute and will look so sweet hanging in her room ! Thanks Uncle Brack !