Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
This is the photo that graced the 2006 Johnson Family Christmas card. Do you notice something missing? Someone missing? IT'S LILLY!!! When I sent out Christmas cards last December we thought FOR SURE we'd have Lilly home long before Christmastime and I wondered and imagine what our card would look like with her in it... all cute & cuddly. But, as luck would have it, the cards went out and we still don't have our little Lilly home. Next Christmas, Lord willing.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Friday, December 1, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Good news: Referrals are HERE!
Bad news: After rumors that the CCAA might have matched all of September 2005 families (or at least most of them) the cut-off this month is SEPTEMBER 8th, 2005. We got a lot more waiting to do!
CONGRATULATIONS to all the new parents out there!!!
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
According to the majority consensus on RQ, referrals have been mailed and phone calls should be coming in for families receiving referrals in the next couple days. For those who think I'm speaking in another language here's the low down...
Referral: When families receive a picture of their prospective child and basic facts about her/him... birthdate, location, weight, sleeping habits, etc. Families have known nothing about their baby before this time. Families usually have about 48 hours to officially accept or decline the baby referred to them by the CCAA. Travel to China to pick up the baby is running between 4-6 weeks after accepting a referral.
I have people ask me all the time if I know who my baby is or what she looks like or how old she is. None of us know... that's why referral day is so exciting... it's "meeting" your new baby for the first time. The unexciting part of this post is that we probably won't be expecting the stork to visit our house for another 9ish months!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
The Race is ON!!!
Lilly has 2 cousins coming... like NOW!!! Nancy is currently waiting on a call from the hospital to come in for an induction (see Thanksgiving Turkey post... there was no turkey) and Amanda is off her labor stopping medication and off bedrest and is cramping! I bet those babies are born on the same day even though they were due a month apart! Continue to stay tuned......
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Can it be???
LHS Class of '91
This weekend I attended my 15 Year High School Reunion. Have I really been out of high school for 15 years??? This is a picture of three of my best friends from high school... it was sooooo much fun to see them again. We still felt like we were in high school... and some of us (no names please) still acted like it! Thanks to Lilly, I won the award for "Most Children." Another girl and I tied with 3 kids each... but because I am "expecting"... I won!