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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Application Approved!

Well, we sent our application in on Saturday the 19th (?) and Kathi called today from CCAI and said that we were approved!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know that I sounded like a blubbering idiot because I had (have) been up for about 28 hours when she called. Anyway, long story short, we are in! Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!! Gracelin, we are coming as fast as we can!!!!


Funny Little story...
For the past few days, Elias has been referring to his baby sister as MiMi. Not Choppen-Sticks, not Gracelin, not even baby. I asked him how came up with that name and he said, "Actually(his new word of the week), mom, that's her name." At the time I paid no attention to it what-so-ever. Tonight I was at work looking at a few things on the computer and came across the Chinese name for little sister. It's "Mei-Mei" Pretty cute, huh?

Monday, August 21, 2006


I mailed our application on Saturday August 19th and I got an email today saying that they got it. I should hear back from them in 5 business days (why soooo long???) via phone call and email. Pray that it's good news. I'll keep y'all posted. Peace and Love.... The Sharps 3

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

New Milestones....

Well, the date for the home study is official! We are doing it September 8th, so please pray for us that day... often. I will be sending the application to CCAI tomorrow as well. A big next few weeks I should say! I have been running here and there and everywhere getting the papers together that I need for the HS (homestudy). Here what I have to come up with:
1. DSS Form to complete a Child Protective Services Clearance
2. Medical Report that has to be completed by a DR for all three of us.
3. Financial report (uh-oh)
4. Copies of tax records for past 3 years
5. An Autobiography each (20ish pages)
6. Reference Release
7. SLED Clearance
8. Copies of Birth Certs for everyone in the home
9. Copy of Marriage License
10. Discharge papers for Shannon getting out of the Army
11. Health Insurance Verification
12. Copy of Drivers License
13. Dimensions of Gracelin's bedroom
14. Photo of our Mugs
Phew.. I'm exhausted just typing it! And this is just for the homestudy. Multiply that by about 10 for our Dossier. Anyway, that's what I have been busy with? How bout ya'll. How have you been???
Peace and Love....

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

It's Soccer Time Baby!

I feel like my heart has been ripped out of my bleeding chest.... No, not really! My baby has grown up! I signed Elias up for soccer tonight! That's right, and extra curricular activity that doesn't include ME correcting him! WOO HOOO!!! I hope that he has a great time playing and making friends! And I hope that they run them so hard that he goes straight to bed when he gets home. I know, I know, so much for wishing right! If any of you want a game schedule, let me know! I know he would love to see ya there! I hope that he learns a lot, and I hope that he is a good sport! I can't wait to see him in his little jersey and cleats and shin guards... awwww what a cutie patootie! I'll stop now. Write more soon! Peace and Love!
The Sharps 3 :)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Just say no to rocks!

We were leaving to go to Target tonight and Elias found this really cool rock by the mail box. He is into this "rock dellecting" thing these days and has maybe 6 or 7 rocks in his bedroom on the dresser. Well, he found this really cool rock that was round, maybe the size or a bit bigger than a popcorn kernel. Shannon told Elias that he didn't think it would be a good idea to take the rock to Target because it was such a cool rock, and someone may take it. What he was REALLY trying to say was please don't bring this rock in the car because it will get stuck in the vacuum next week. Anyway, we are almost in the parking lot at Target and Elias pipes up from the back, "Hey mom and dad, we have a problem back here." I turn around and he has this rock stuck up his nose! I laughed so hard that I had a hard time taking control of this situation and was unable to stop Shannon from almost taking a stroke. We whip into the parking lot and both Shannon and I jump out of the car and open the back doors to get this ROCK out of his nose. I put my finger again the nostril that is minus the rock and tell him to blow really hard. This little rock comes shooting out of his nose and lands on the floor board. I do not pick it up at this time because Elias realized the situation and started crying because he had a rock booger. I got a huge laugh out of this, but my husband nor my son found it amusing at all. It's the first time that Elias has done something silly like that, but I'm sure it won't be the last! Peace and Love!

Swept Away...

I heard a song the other day and I just had to share. It brought tears to my eyes!
Swept Away By Geoff Moore :) I hope I spelled that right!
We would say your name a hundred times a day
Like speaking words in faith.
With a mixture of hope and fear and love.
We prayed for strength to wait.
And dreamed of how you'd feel the day
You'd be in our arms
And swept away, caught up in our love
Home to stay, you'll never be alone.
You'll be amazed at how much you are loved
When you're swept away.
What once was just dream is reaching out to me
I hold her in my arms.
Lord, thank you for the way you held her all those days
That we had to be apart.
And now I see the possible dream is holding me
And I'm swept away caught up in your love
Home to stay, I'll never be alone
I'm amazed at how much I am love
Our lives will never be the same
I've been swept away.