Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Isaiah 43:5

Throughout the adoption process I have looked to God's word. 

This verse from Isaiah has stuck with me from day one.

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; 
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west. 
Isaiah 43:5

Blessings, Lynette

Friday, June 24, 2011

checking in

Hello all,

A quick hello to you as I am on an old computer which is running slowly. My lap top died the other day and I am in limbo right now. :(

Please note that my aol email is not working on this old computer so I am not getting your emails if sent there. Though I can get onto facebook, gmail, my blog each briefly.

I hope to check in with all of your blogs (those who follow me) in a couple weeks, as I will have some time off of work then-- yay! And hopefully a new lap top by then (?)

The update here is that lab corp did not do one of the blood tests we need for the paper work, and did another one we did not need, too (hello? lab corp? wake up!!) I am so anxiety ridden over blood tests, I did not need this! Plus, they goofed it up on BOTH mine and Kev's tests, so we both need a do-over.

In other news, we completed modules 1 & 2 of our PIP (Parents In Process) classes for Holt International.  In NJ you go to Trenton, so it was just over an hours drive. It was nice. We met an adult adoptee, and discussed age appropriate behavioral type of information.

Also, I have been spending time getting to know the password protected area of Holt's website, so that I can begin Dossier preparation. :-D whoo-hoo!!

First up will be passport purchasing for both of us. I have never had a passport before.

We have 98% of our pre-home-study requirements done, just waiting for the fingerprint info to be sent to Holt, one of our personal references to be handed in (4 down, 1 to go) and the doctor (who is waiting on the blood tests from lab corp, and we all know now that Lap Corp has just increased the wait time on that, BIG SIGH).

So everything pre-home-study within our own control is DONE. That feels soooo good.

There was a lot of paper work. So, the morning sickness is not so bad, but the paper cuts are piling up. ;)

Very thankful to all of our personal references. Jen&Herm, Ginni (& Paul), Jan&Dave, Debbie (& Dick), Rose (& Doron); and Dr. Wortzel, too. 

(in parenthesis are relations to our references who may not be named on the forms, but we appreciate their support, and assistance in this just the same!!)

Blessings, Lynette

Sunday, June 5, 2011

"Couples Day" at Labcorp!

Bring your sweetie for double the fun at Labcorp!

So, if you know me and blood work, you know that I cringe with anxiety for weeks before I go.

It seems that after all the blood work and the surgery, as well as the poking and prodding from last year, I am getting a wee bit better at this blood work thing.

I said "better", not great.

But I am a big baby, and I require someone to hold my hand, I am not afraid to tell you that!

Kevin actually had to have blood work drawn the very same day and time as me, so I got through it all with humor:

Two for one blood work!!

Coupes Day at Labcorp!!

So thankful I went first. The gal had trouble finding a vein on me, which I have never had trouble with before; then she stuck kevin twice.  :(

Kev also had to have a stick for the TB ppd. Poor man is full of holes today.

~~Check the Home Study and Dossier 
Physicals off the list, baby, OH YEAH!~~

Blessings, Lynette

Thursday, June 2, 2011

KNITTERS check this out


We are knitting to bring home the little Bundle of Joy

Thank you for checking out Larissa Brown's Ravelry patterns and Bonnet Love e-book.

Portions of the proceeds are going into the adoption fund. We appreciate that you have checked out her knitting pages. If you pop by, tell her that her that you heard about her from her sister (that's me) Lynette's adoption blog. xo!

Here is a link to her blog, a page about the Bonnet Love e-book (of which I was the photographer):

Here is a link to her ravelry page, with patterns:

This is Larissa:

If you purchase any of the above, please tell her that you are supporting the Adoption Fund for her sister. 



While the proceeds from the following two items do not go toward the adoption, they are awesome books, which I suggest that any knitter have in his or her repertoire. So, check them out:
Her previous, totally terrific book:

And here is her current, absolutely wonderful book:

Here is another shot from Larissa's blog (as are the other images on this post!) I guess it is a familial thing, I like to photograph my feet, too!! Nice shot!

Blessings, Lynette

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

H.S. fingerprinting, amidst weather warnings.

Here at coastal NJ we get tornado warnings from time to time, but it pretty much (thankfully) never amounts to much of anything but a strong rain session, and some wind. That is very much a blessing.

Still, the word tronado strikes fear, and those of us born and bred in NJ do not know much about safeguarding oursleves should this warning turn real, let alone the devastation of the aftermath.

It gives me great pause to talk about this on the blog today, as I sit and ponder how hard it has been for those in the south most recently. So, a reminder my friends to stop and pray for them as they try to pick up the pieces after the recent rash of tornadoes, and other terribly, scary, dangerous weather they have been having, there.

Soon, here, the skies are expected to open up, and a torrent of down pour shall surely be upon us. And the 90-ish degree weather is exasperating to say the least (blech, I am wilting!)

Of course, in the middle of all of this I had to drive over for my home study fingerprinting at morpho-trak. Kev was going to reschedule his appointment, since he was waiting for a delivery.

I drove the whole way praying "please God let the rain hold out just until I get inside...please God don't let the tornado watch end up with a real tornado"... then when I was done, of course "praise God, thank you. thank you, now I need to get home  safely."...hee hee.

The nice man at the fingerprinting place ( he really is nice, and has fingerprinted me twice now, the first time was 5 years ago for the school) is a southerner, I said "you know we have a tornado watch" he said "don't say that to a southerner, we look for the nearest basement!"

Well, I got home to cover Kevin while waiting for our delivery, and now he is on his way to get his fingerprinting done.

So what am I doing now?

You got it, I am praying... "please God get Kevin there before the rain comes down, please God keep Kevin safe from a tornado..."


As I sign off, here is the delivery man, Jose, as well as a lots of winds and swaying trees in my yard, with a rumble here and there.

oh, and here comes Kevin, home safe!

(please God, get Jose home safe and sound, too)


Blessings, Lynette