Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Time for Football!

Man. I'm feeling old today. Griffin and Peyton have their first football game tonight!  I'm nervous and excited and freaking my freak. I'm terrified, really. They have been practicing since May, so hopefully they are prepared. Yes, all summer. In the 975 degree heat.

Our school is not very old, so the football programs are very young. I could care less if we win any games(of course I want them to win, for their sake) I just don't want them to get hurt. I hope they learn to love the sport and take all their frustrations out on the field! ha!

Please excuse their hair and sweaty-ness! This was right after they got home from practice last night and I was all like, "OH MY GAHHHHHH, look at y'all in your jersey's!!!!" Followed by lots of eye rolling and, "DO NOT PUT THIS ON INSTAGRAM!" haha! These two make me laugh everyday! :)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Immigration Approval!

It's been a rough week! It's been stressful and busy.

Brooks, along with me and Josh, had to deal with something this week that I still can't even talk about on here, which has made me even more stressed. HE IS FINE. He is one brave little boy and we are so proud of him! But let me tell you about the momma tiger in me. Don't mess with HER!

After dealing with the situation I was SO excited when Josh sent me a text saying that we got our immigration approval in the mail that day! PRAISE THE LORD! This is the LAST thing we needed for our dossier to be sent to China! :) It was supposed to take 3 months to get! I'm anxiously waiting on an email/phone call from our agency to tell me when our dossier will be sent!

And, no, she still doesn't have a NAME!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Back to School!

The kiddos went back to school today! Griffin is in 8th grade, Peyton is in 7th grade and Reece is in 3rd grade! She's all, "When I'm in 5th grade, Brooks will be in Kindergarten!" STOP IT!

Most moms are all  But, I'm all  I used to be in that other mom club. But every year I love summer more and more. It's those couple of months that we get to hog our kids all to ourselves and not have to share them with school. We do what we want and we don't have to be responsible!  Plus, this is Griff's last year of middle school. Boo to THAT! My kids are the bomb diggity and I miss them already!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

USCIS Fingerprints

Josh and I had our fingerprint appointment with USCIS this morning! We had to be in Birmingham at 8:00AM! Yes, that's alot. Up, dressed, kids disbursed and out of Tuscaloosa by 6:30! But, we made it with 10 minutes to spare!

USCIS stands for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. In a nutshell, families who are adopting internationally have to fill out an application and send it to USCIS to be approved to adopt internationally. There's a lot that goes into it but the fingerprints were to conduct FBI background checks. We should be assigned an officer soon that will eventually send us our approval letter!


As you can imagine, we are very anxious for this to go smooth and FAST!

Other than today, we are just basically sitting around waiting on other people. That's not much fun, for it to be completely out of our hands.


We received an email from our agency yesterday and in that email it mentioned that we need to have her named by the time we accept a match! Which could happen at any time...so, yea, a name would be good.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Moving on up!

Our sweet Brooks baby moved up to a new class at school today!! It makes me so sad that he will turn four in this class!

He is such a big boy! He doesn't need our help much anymore with anything, "I super skrong, I do it!" is what we hear all the time!

I'm pretty sure he's super man!

I have a recent little story to share about him. On this past Friday, his teacher called me. She said that they were out on the playground and he had stuffed his ears with this rubber stuff that the playground is made out of! UGH. They weren't sure if they got it all out and since that would potentially cause big problems if they didn't...off to the doctor we went. His doctor walked in the room with a HUGE smile on her face. This was not a surprise to her! HAHA! Such a little boy thing to do! His ears were fine.