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Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Here's a blog about something that moved QUICKLY rather than the snail's-pace adoption process. One day I decided I wanted chickens, partially for Anellah's sake since we visited a preschool that had chickens and she was excited about them, and partially because I was looking for an excuse to have chickens. Within a week I'd purchased 2 chickens, a coop, and the rest of the supplies we needed. I had to drive about 45 minutes away to pick up the coop which didn't really fit in the back of the truck. It was quite a sight to see driving down the freeway I'm sure. Especially since the chickens were in the coop the whole time!
That's me!

 Of course, the coop was too big to get in the back yard so Daniel had to disassemble it and reassemble it but he gave it a better design anyway. It took a couple of days for the chickens to get adjusted but we've been getting eggs every day now for a few days. It's so exciting! Anellah loves to watch the chickens and Buddy is even learning not to chase them (surprising). They thoroughly enjoy roaming around our yard eating bugs and little plants, it makes me happy to see them so happy. In the evening they go right back to their coop and all we have to do is close the door.

As for the adoption- Anellah's Mom is starting the first step of relinquishing her rights today. I'm not sure why the process wasn't started months ago as I thought that was the plan. Regardless, please be in prayer for her because it would be a painful process for anyone and I think she's struggling with it.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Independence Weekend

No real adoption updates today except that at court the judge said this issue seems to be dragging on and everyone agreed! The next court date will be July 13th at which time I just expect the attorneys to request another extension and nothing will really change.

This post is really about our fun weekend we had celebrating living in this wonderful and free country! It's so easy to look at what poor condition the United States is in but on days like the 4th of July I am always proud of America and feel like there is truly HOPE.

We spent the weekend playing in the kiddie pool, eating BBQ and watermelon, and watching fireworks. Last night we (Daniel and I with our friends Chris and Chelsea) even climbed up on the roof to watch a fireworks show which completely surrounded us!

Evidently Alameda has the 2nd longest 4th of July Parade in the country. We only stayed for about half!

12 Weeks
Oh and I haven't mentioned in the blog yet that I'm pregnant. I suppose I shouldn't include that information immediately following the statement about being on the roof, but oh well! Things are going great, I'm 13 weeks and haven't had many of the miserable pregnant ailments that most people experience.