Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Big Step for Me...

So, I debated on whether or not I should even blog about this because I've kept most things like this pretty private, but it seems we go so long without having any real news to post, I thought, what the heck. We took a big step over the weekend and decided to paint our daughter's future nursery. I actually had already purchased her bedding earlier this summer because it was on final sale at Pottery Barn Kids. I got a great deal, and it was fun making the first (of what is sure to many) purchase for her.

Here's a picture of her bedding (although ours is lilac, not pink as shown; PBKids doesn't even show the lilac version b/c it's sold out. Also, I didn't purchase the bumper b/c I think she'll be too big for one anyway):

And after much debating, we decided to paint the whole room one color. Initally, I wanted to do something special with paint, like stripes or something to that effect, but the thought of painting over my hardwork in such a short time period (like when she moves to a big girl bed) made me think we should stick with simple. Here's the paint color we chose (the one on the top left):

So there you have it. Her room is starting to look less like a catch-all storage space and more and more like a real nursery. It gives me great delight to know that this time next year I'll actually have real baby to go with it.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

August Referrals

America World just posted information about the 11 referrals they received in the month of August:

September 05, 2008

August Referrals

World received 11 referrals of children between the ages of 0-6 years for the
month of August from Ethiopia. Below are the DTE of the families who received

Referrals on August 5, 2008
DTE: 11/1/07- Infant girl

Referrals on August 19, 2008
DTE: 11/19/07- Sibling group under 3
1/25/08-Sibling group under 6
2/1/2008-three year old female

Referrals on August 26-29, 2008
DTE: 12/21/07- Six year old female
In addition 4 families with DTE of 2/1/08 received referrals of infant boys

Based on the new referrals, the wait time for an infant boy is 5-7
months while the wait time for a female 0-6 years is 5-9 months. The wait time
for siblings under 7 is 5-7 months.

Thanks for all your continued prayers and thoughts....