Hope you like the new look here! I think I've finally gotten it right! Not that there is a right, but I guess I'm saying "right" in terms of what suits me! Leave a comment here telling me what you think.
It's a rainy day here, but we will soon brighten things up with a birthday celebration! My niece is 9 years old today!
My new favorite toy is Smilebox! I made the digital scrapbook above in about 5-10 minutes. I didn't edit any pictures, just dragged and dropped. It's a neat and easy way to share photos, especially if you're like me and don't have a lot of time to put into designing digi-scrap pages. I hope you enjoy to pics of the boys!
Monday, June 30, 2008
Posted by Karen at 10:20 AM
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I read the most precious story about an 8 year old in China named Fen. She is waiting for her forever family to come and adopt her. Please click here (Love Without Boundaries blog) to read all about her. She is just so cute and sweet, I just know her family is out there somewhere!
Posted by Karen at 10:40 PM
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Well, what can I say? 28 months behind us, and how many more to go?
I have been thinking about Kaelie all day today. I feel in my heart that she has been born already. As the full moon rose tonight and dodged in and out from behind the clouds, I looked up and just thought about how the sun might be coming across her sweet face. Where is she? Is she well-fed? Loved? Safe? Is she in the midst of the terrible devestation of floods and earthquakes? I love this child whom I've never met with all my heart, in the depths and recesses of my very soul. Does she somehow know or sense that love, these ties that bind us together?
Here are the lyrics to a once-popular Richard Marx ballad. While it speaks of a long-distance romantic relationship, every time I happen to hear it, this song brings tears to my eyes and I think of my sweet little girl Kaelie waiting for us an ocean and a continent away.
Posted by Karen at 1:21 AM
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Well, just to give you all an update: The CCAA's official cut-off was January 20, 2006 (instead of the 22nd). It's rather strange, though, because the January 21st and 22nd were weekend days. We are speculating that, while the CCAA occasionally works on the weekends (especially around holidays) that there aren't many LID's on those two days.
My agency did not receive any referrals in this batch because they didn't have any LID's.
A very, very early first rumor on RQ says that "one agency says that the CCAA says next month will also have a lot of days in it." It's really hard to know if that is true...I'm not putting much stock into it at this point, but it would be great if it panned out!
Finally, I re-did my predictions. The new poll results got posted on RQ after her fiasco with her hosting company. Here's what I think based on number of poll families and average number of days:
July Referrals: Through January 27, 2006
August Referrals: Through February 10, 2006
September Referrals: Through February 16, 2006
October Referrals: Through February 25, 2006
November Referrals: Through March 3, 2006
December Referrals: Through March 8, 2006
Given what China Adoption Forecast and Wren's Referral Calculator are saying, I'm really leaning toward an October referral. I want to be excited about a possible September referral, but I just need to protect my heart right now. October is a long way away (well, September too!) and I have a lot to do to keep busy during this time. It's finally getting close though!
In other news, my sister and her family are away at the beach and I'm missing them like crazy! I know they are having a blast!
Posted by Karen at 9:31 AM
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Posted by Karen at 9:33 PM