It's been almost 2 months since we posted anything, so I thought we should update:
I've been working on our scrapbooks for some time now. I never knew it could be so time consuming. I decided that since I considered myself a crafty person that I would handmake them rather than use Snapfish or anything. Boy am I wishing I would've used an online program!!! After approximately 12 lengthy visits to Hobby Lobby and a large chunk of change, I am almost done with the first one..................................only 2 more to go! Thankfully, they can all be the same so I'm gonna copy the first one word for word.
We've also sent off for several grants and loans to help cover the major chunk of the adoption that we will have to pay once a baby is placed with us. We hope to hear back on those within the next month or so.
In my spare time (what spare time with 3 scrapbooks to complete?) I have managed to redo the whole nursery. It was polka dots until we went to Babies R Us and I found the most adorable bedding set with farm animals on it. So we painted over my hours of polka dots, added chair rail, painted a fence around the entire room, and added farm animals. James painted little canvases to hang on the wall........a pig, horse, barn, and tree. And I bought chipboard letters and painted them that spelled E-I-E-I-O. Our baby bed is white and I didn't like it so today we hand sanded it and are going to paint it red. After all this the child better like farm animals for the first 5 years of its life!