Saturday, April 07, 2007

A catching up post

The house is officially on the market. We still have things to do, but for the most part it is show-ready (staged and all!) Here are some photos (for htose of you who have actually been to my house.....can you beleive it???) Warning: subliminal messages placed throughout this post to make you want to BUY this house (Hee!)Above is Levi's old nursery. It was going to be Ahren's nursery too, but we all know how that is going. Notice the baby-girl clothes hanging up. sigh....
This is levi's room now. Sunny yellow walls and beachy paintings. He has plenty of room to play, too.
Levi's bed in his room. Notice the brand new carpet. It is wonderful!
Our big brick box. This is one thing I never liked. There is no way to make it look anything but like a big brick box.
Ashley's room, painted per her instructions. She is my girly-girl. There was a lovely white net that hung down around her bed but during her last sleepover, the net became history. Who said girls can not be destructive????

The master bedreoom, with new bedding and curtains. The extra-large lazy boy was my present to Chris one Christmas. I made sure it was big enough for him and a little someone to be able to take a nap together.
The sunroom/playroom. This room gets the most use of the whole house, and it pretty darn indestructable!


The dining room. Staged to look like a model home. I had a grouping of shelves on the wall that had lots of family photos and little special momentos, but of course we had to de-personalize it.
The kitchen. That is my sexy-new refrigerator, but it is going with us!
Now here are more photos of Ahren and the long awaited photos of Peri Brynn. On Thursday, at 12:16 pm the agency for PBJ called. I got so excited and began making travel plans in my head. They told me.......












that we had been kicked out for the dumbest of all reasons. In the original interview we did for our homestudy 2 years ago we talk about adopting a boy. Then in the updated version, it states we now want to adopt a boy and a girl. Well, becasue it says 'boy', they kicked it out. I have already contacted our social worker to write the addendum, then it will be apostilled, authenticated and translated and be re-submitted. That adds about 10 weeks to the process before we can hope to get out. Needless to say, I am devastated. This Easter weekend is a time to regroup, gather up my strength and be ready to get back into the fray.




9 comments:

ginger said...

I am so sorry about your kickout. They are making up every reason (stupid) in the world. What is their problem? I hope that it can be fixed fast. They are so adorable. Nice house.

Hawk said...

That is a stupid reason!

I have lurked around your blog for quite some time now, and I have to finally post to say that the reasons you have been kicked out are idiotic!

Ahren is the cutest baby I have ever seen! (and I work in a daycare, I see loads of babies). I hope your children come home ot you quickly and the gov't stops picking up the dumbest reasons available.

pbj's god mommy said...

My heart just sank for you after reading you got kicked out for PBJ, and for the most random reason ever! I don't know how you keep trekking on; you are such a strong person, stronger than I could ever be. Hang in there, Momma. It will come.

Angel said...

That is really heart breaking and so unfair. I am sorry things are so chaotic there right now. You have been through the wringer. I am praying for you. Hugs to you. Angrl

jeneflower said...

I am so sorry that you are still in the time-sucking adoption red-tape mess, but at least your house looks great! I hope it sells fast!

Gorgeous photos of the kids!

Ellie Puls said...

WHOLEY CRAP...

What the heck are they doing down in Guat... Re Writing the Adoption Book... Can't they understand that you are now giving 2 ANGELS a home... I am so sorry to hear you got a Kick Out...

The house looks great! So... Any buyers YET... We had someone come on Saturday... But, NADA....

HUGS
Ellie

Shelby said...

The house looks great-- The kids are adorable..

Natalie said...

Oh Wendy...I am so sorry. Unbelievable. I'll be praying for you.

Krystal said...

I am soooooo sorry to hear about the KO -- and for such a stupid reason!!! Can't they read the update -- give me a break!

The house looks great! I really like the stripes in Levi's old room :)

Ahren is so gorgeous, and PBJ is as beautiful as it gets! They both looks so, so good. You can tell that they are well taken care of and that they are loved :)