The Boroughs Family

The Boroughs Family

Friday, May 29, 2009

We have tickets!!

It's official! We are booked on flights to Eastern Europe. Wow. It felt like this day might never arrive. Praying for no glitches and for smooth sailing. Now if I can just survive next week! Lets see...2 field trips, 3 IEP meetings, a baseball game, 2 kids with picnics....! I'm tired just thinking about it. I think packing will need to wait a week.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I'm going to see my babies!

The reality is slowly setting in. I am a bit afraid to embrace the excitement, because it feels like the waiting has been forever and it can't really be true that it is almost time! There is so much to do, so much to plan and coordinate, but I am having a hard time focusing on any of that today. In a few short weeks I will SEE precious little ones, live and in person! I will get to touch them, to hear their voices for the first time, to have them finally know that we exist, to start to help them understand that they are loved, that they have a mommy and daddy....the day can't get here soon enough! We are finally coming, Luke and Irina! FINALLY!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We have a travel date!

Woohoo! We are scheduled to be in Eastern Europe on June 16th! Now I've got to go look at airline tickets...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Incredible Husband!

I love my husband!! He is honestly my best friend, and we have so much fun spending time together. Today after we got the kids off to school, we went for a nice bike ride (this time only a 12 mile one). Then we ran errands, he took me out to lunch, he installed a replacement ceiling fan in our room, and he made a super yummy dinner!! I so appreciate the wonderful care he takes of all of us, especially me. I am so blessed!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

No applause needed, thank you....

Thank you to Barb at Holm Sweet Home for her nomination for this award! As a result, I have also newly discovered her blog, so go check it out!:)

The Rules for the award:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 (or whatever number of) other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I'm sorry, but I haven't discovered 15 new blogs...I am spending WAY too much time on the computer as it is, so I have a few less (but no less important or fabulous) newly discovered lovely blogs:

Addie ~ Talley Images

Amberlyn ~ Pure Mommy Extract

Sarah & Joyce ~ Class of 2008

MamaPoRuski ~ Slava Bogu!

Amy L ~ Amy and Sons

Monday, May 18, 2009


Could you hear the happy screams??? We just heard that our dossier was officially submitted! Now the prayers and nail biting while we wait to hear that we are approved! We should hear our travel date after that.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Calming Mom Moment

Ahhh. Do you ever have those brief minutes where all is right with the world? Dinner is over, dishes done, just enough coffee in the pot for one more cup. You and the kids head outside so they can ride bikes/blow bubbles/jump rope while you read a page or two of that new magazine and leisurely drink you coffee.

It all changes in an instant. You hop up from your chair for maybe 3 seconds and turn around just in time to catch the DOG drinking your coffee! (I guess the good news is I didn’t unknowingly drink after him!) Then you have a child with a skinned knee, the mosquitoes come out in full force and POOF moment gone! Oh well, maybe tomorrow…

My Stomach is in knots!

The closer we get to Monday the more in knots my stomach feels! Ugh! On the one hand I can't wait for it to get here, and on the other, I am pretty terrified of bad news! Please pray for us!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hi Sarah!

I just want to say thank you to all of you who follow, visit, and comment on my blog! I was just reading through comments and saw a post from Sarah. Apparently she has visited before, but I just wanted to let her know that I am honored that she stopped by and left a comment. Sarah is an accomplished young woman who just happens to have Down Syndrome. Thank you, Sarah, for stopping by and for posting a comment. It really made my day!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Counting down to Monday

We are just days away from our second scheduled submission....Monday. I wish I was excited, but I am just so nervous and anxious. I so want to hear we are officially submitted and approved, especially after our "glitch" in April. Please lift us in prayer. We are ready to be done the waiting and to go and meet our precious new family members!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

In Paris again....

Our paperwork has arrived in Paris, France on a stopover to its destination. This certainly feels like deja vu. Hopefully the third time really is the charm (in this being the third Fed Ex envelope we have sent). All I really want for Mother's Day is a submission, an official approval, and a travel date to bring my babies HOME!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Here we go again...

We just sent another packet of papers to EE today. Please pray for their safe arrival so that our dossier can be successfully submitted on May 18th. I am so anxious to have this paperchase done once and for all! We want to bring our little ones home. We have all been waiting far too long...