Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Waiting, Updates and Zoya's Room

This is how I feel lately....like I might just die waiting any longer to meet my baby! Haha, funny picture...but in all seriousness....I try not to let the waiting consume me.  I try to enjoy the now and the today, but I'm honestly exhausted from my mind racing with a million thoughts about the what and the when and the where (at least I know the who and why!)

We are hoping to hear a submittal date this week.  Please pray we will hear soon and it will be as early in February as possible.  Zoya's country requested a couple more forms so we've been working on those...we are waiting to get one form back from Harrisburg again and then we will send those over with the rest of our paperwork.  I just hope I don't have to see that same Fed Ex man again!  This time I will be prepared for the cost:)

While we are so not patiently waiting...we've been working on Zoya's room.  Here are some pictures:

Here is her crib with the beautiful bedding set from Mom and Dad B:) I love the little carpet too!

An ADORABLE little Zoya bear from my Aunt Jane and family!!

The cute curtains!

Shawn put up the closet organizer! Most of the clothes were donated by a friend (Thanks Lorrae!).  Yes that is a snowsuit...we have been told that even if we bring her home in March/April we may need one or we will appear neglectful. We wouldn't want that!

This little cabinet was given to us by Zoya's soon to be Aunt Jen:) I painted it to match the walls and got cute little flower knobs from Lowes.  The little book inside was a gift from Mom and Dad B about a little penguin looking for his home and he learns "home is where your family is." So sweet! The bear was a gift from Seth's big sister Desiree...made with love just for Zoya! When I was little I had a thing for bears and it looks like Zoya will be the same :) 

She's going to be a girly girl:)

A gorgeous blanket made by Aunt Jen and X. Zoya will love it!

As you can see, Zoya has a fan club already! We are so lucky to have so many people who truly care about her and are cheering along from the sidelines.  We can't wait for you all to meet her almost as much as we can't wait to meet her ourselves! Thank you for all the support and prayers.  Keep them coming please!


  1. What a pretty bedroom...she is one blessed little girl.

  2. I love her room! I hope the wait will go quickly. I remember how it was with our last adoption.. I was close to losing my mind:) I was so deep in 'waiting' thoughts that I would go to the bank drive thru and drive away with the (what's the thing called that you put your checks in?) Lol. It's HARD to wait, but once you're back home.. It's so worth it.

  3. I love the sweet, girly room. I remember doing those things waiting for my 1st baby girl (15 years ago!) to be born. Sweet times. Whether by giving birth or adopting, waiting is hard! I remember sitting in her room listening to the mobile and thinking about her, rubbing my big belly. Now, she's driving me around town...

  4. It's just beautiful and oh so precious! She is already so loved!

  5. Thanks for the comment on my blog. Yes it is heart breaking, and I cried a lot! But I feel peace now, and I know God has a plan here.

  6. Ran across your blog on the committed families page. She's a very blessed little girl to have your family coming for her.
    Mandy (RR)

  7. I showed Xavier Zoya's room and he went crazy saying "it's just so beautiful and I know Zoya will love it"! Love ya