Friday, February 6, 2009

Update on Court - REVISED

No...we don't have a court date yet, but we just got word that our file is now complete and submitted to court for a court date. We should hear within the next two weeks when our court date is. We were told that another family received a court date this week for the end of April, so ours will probably be in mid-May.

The timing will probably work out better -- I won't have to take Squeeker out of school. I wish it was sooner....like tomorrow, but it isn't and I just have to deal with it.

So, what have we been doing during the wait for a court date. We've been connecting with other families that have adopted from Ethiopia. This is the best part of waiting....and adoption -- the friends you make along the way. Here's my friend April's kids:













Little Bit















Little Bit and Pickles, aka Drama Girl















Little Bit & Buttercup














Buttercup and Peanut















Peanut
















Peanut and Pickles running......
Other than having fun......we are working on a total overhaul on the outside of our house. Our house is an 1940-1950ish Cape Cod farmhouse. When we bought it in 2004, we gutted most of the inside of the house, knocked out some walls, added a master bath with a huge jacuzzi tub (funny story there....we only have a 2" well -- it takes 3 tries of filling up the tank and 45 minutes to fill up the tub), redid the sunroom (our favorite room in the house), redid the kitchen. Inside, the house looks brand new. Outside...well, that's a different story. We planned on siding the house a few years ago....we bought motorcycles instead. Then, we were going to side the house, but felt God leading us towards adoption (and we all know how much that costs!). We did manage to put a deck on the back of the house and redo the shed going into the cellar. And finally, we have enough money AND the time to do the rest of the work. So, we are adding an 8' wide front porch on the front of the house, fixing all of the rotten wood, putting a retaining wall against the back driveway, and finally cementing part of the driveway for a basketball court!!! I was going to wait and post the before and after pictures, but since we have at least a few months before our court date, I thought I would journal our lastest project.


Here's the "before" picture, before we removed all of the masonite siding and little front porch over the steps.
















Here's after we removed the little front porch and masonite siding.











This is the sun porch, after we removed the stairs and shrubs.















Gotta love this one -- footers dug out for the 8' wide front porch.

3 comments:

The Albertsons said...

sending lots and lots of love and hugs your way... praying for you sweet friend!!!
becca

Tonia said...

What joy to see the friends kids who are home as you wait for yours soon to be home with you!!!!!!! I have goosebumps thinking of their home coming.......court date is right around the corner!!!
YEAH!!!!!

Monica said...

Glad to hear things are moving forward. It looks like you're staying busy during the wait. Praying for news of your court date soon!