Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Welcome to the New Blog Design!

What do you think??? I LOVE it! Thanks, Mandy, for doing this for us! Check out our little Riley button on the sidebar, too. It's perfect. And please grab our new Zara button for your own blog if you have one! Since Riley is no longer an orphan I can officially announce his real name: Maxim (Max-EEM). We were going to name him Riley Maxim StClair. He will always be our son in our hearts and we will always love him and pray for him.

I know I haven't updated much in the past few days. There just hasn't been much to say on the adoption front. We probably won't hear until next week about our travel date. We are still $5000 short on funds (though we have had some donations come in, thank you!). It is looking more and more like we will be replacing my car sooner rather than later (I have a 2001 Toyota Celica, two doors, very small, not ideal for carseats!).

A BIG praise is that we are getting a stroller donated to us by some friends who don't need it. Some other friends also collaborated to purchase our car seat, which is a huge blessing! I had no idea how expensive car seats are.

Right now we are working on getting the house ready for Zara's arrival. I spent the weekend painting the trim in her room and yesterday we had her carpet steam-cleaned. I am feeling overwhelmed by all the STUFF we have! When did we get so much stuff?!  And where to put it all?? Not to mention the fact that we have just begun to buy more stuff for Zara, and that will only continue for a while.

Ok, this post is all over the place, sorry about that!

1 comment:

Jill said...

It's beautiful, Jess! I love the photo of Zara doing the "splits"! :-) Elijah does that too when laying on his back and it freaks people out a bit that aren't used to it. LOL We're getting submitted tomorrow, but we'll see about a travel date. Praying for all of us! :-)

Oh, I have Zara's button on my blog too!