Sunday, July 25, 2010

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known

My phone rings.  I'm jamming out to the radio while driving to Hobby Lobby, my most favorite store of all time.  It's not a number I have saved in my phone.  But I still recognize it.  It's Doug, the director of our LDS Family Services office here in Detroit.  I turned down the music.  Doug knew of a mother thinking of placing her son for adoption and wanted to know if we were interested in being presented to her. I pull into a nursery(gardening) parking lot to get all the details.  The situation is perfect for us so I told him to "Show Us Off"!

Matt's not home so I go and see a movie to try to stop thinking about if the phone will ring.   BTW, Sorcerer's Apprentice is pretty cute.  And I'm pretty sure I failed not thinking about it...

Work, Work, Work.  9am to 6pm
I get home at 6:30 and as I'm turning the key to get into the apartment, the phone rings.  It's Matt and with only two words he gets my heart racing. "Doug Called"

We've been matched!  The birthmom picked us!!!
We are so happy, excited, nervous, and every other emotion you can think of having!  We will be adopting a little boy, who we plan to name Jack Patton.  He is one and a half weeks old and is a current resident of the NICU.  He was born at 32 weeks, or 8weeks early.  He is on the ventilator and will be there for a while.  Our little man is 4lbs, 8oz and 18inches long.  His birth mother is Hispanic and his birth father is African American.  We've been told that he already has a full head of dark hair.  We can not wait to meet him, which we do tomorrow!

We are frantically trying to get everything together and ready for when he can come home.  If anyone is interested in sending a gift we have registered at Target and will be registering at Babies R Us sometime this week. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

We had a wonderful Fourth of July!  Our apartment complex hosted a lovely carnival.  We enjoyed some elephant ears, fried oreos, and fried snickers!  We love carnival food.  Sadly there weren't that many rides...and nothing that we thought was worth the price.  The complex also hosted a grand fireworks show!  They shot off some great fireworks both Friday and Saturday night!  Since it was practically in our backyard we figured we'd walk down to the waterfront (we're on a lake!) and watch the show.  We were right under neath everything!!!  During the grand finale Saturday night we were showered with ash from the fireworks!!  We were that close!

It was AWESOME!!!

We really enjoyed ourselves.  And we're so glad that we were able to sneak in a couple friends to celebrate the occasion!  


Saturday, July 3, 2010

In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death.

We Are Blooming!!!!

Soon we will be enjoying some tasty jalapenos!!!