Sunday, July 30, 2006

Disappointing News

I've been waiting and waiting to post this because technically it's not official until the CCAA posts it on their website; however, that doesn't seem to be happening. I suppose with the CCAA moving their office, perhaps they don't have all their computers up and running - we'll give them the benefit of the doubt. So here it is anyway. The CCAA has sent referrals this month for people with LID's up to July 13. We were hoping it was going to be the whole month of July. Now it looks as if they're only sending out two weeks at a time. If that's the case, we can expect our referral in November with travel in January. Too bad - we were totally hoping to have our little one in our arms before Christmas but that may not be the case. I suppose we can still hope and pray that it happens sooner but it doesn't look like it. Anyways, that's the news for now - we'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

More Fabric

Ok, here is some more material we've received for the quilt. I am still waiting for just a few more squares and then the real sewing can begin. I have most of the pieces that go in between the squares cut out too and I actually have started sewing a little bit. I don't want to do too much until I have all the pieces so I can lay them all out and see the final outcome. That way I can still move things around so it's just right.

To tell the truth, I've been a little attached to the computer the last few days. I am anxiously waiting to see how many referrals the CCAA will be sending out this month. We usually find out around this time of the month. I think this month will tell us a lot about the timing of our referral. If the CCAA sends out referrals for the whole month of July, that means the wait is still at 12 months and there's hope that we'll get our referral perhaps in September and travel in November/December. So please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. We'll keep you posted.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Quilt Pieces

I just thought I'd post pictures of some of the fabric we've received for the 100 Good Wishes Quilt. I took these pictures a while back so if you've sent me a piece of fabric and it's not on these pictures, it's just because I didn't have it when these pictures were taken. We've received so many beautiful pieces of material and each one is unique. The words that have been written with each piece mean so much to us and I'm sure when our little one gets big enough to understand what went into this quilt, she/he too will cherish it. Thanks to everyone who has contributed. We are blessed by each of you.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Countdown to Baby

Victoria, Austin and I have created a countdown calendar. Out came the scissors, glue, markers and rubber stamps. Victoria wrote out the months and they both decorated them with stamps. It's hanging where we can see it all the time and can cross off the days with x's.

Ok, here's how it works. There's a calendar for June, July, August and September 2005. We're counting down LID's (log in dates) until the CCAA (China Centre of Adoption Affairs) gets to ours, which is September 7, 2005. For example, in the month of May the CCAA sent out referrals for all the families who were logged in between June 7 -15, 2005. So those are the days we crossed off. Then just last week the CCAA sent out referrals for all those families who were logged in June 16 - 28, 2005 so those days were crossed off. It's usually near the end of the month when we hear from the CCAA about how many days worth of LID's they'll be sending referrals for. So we shall wait until the end of July to cross of some more days - hopefully a whole month's worth! (that's the rumour anyway.)