Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Yeah Home Study Update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just talked to our Social Worker Bernadette and she will have our home study to review hopefully by this evening. Just one more step closer. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So you can say we are paper pregnant.

Adoption Update

We took some family pictures. I can't wait to take more family pics when we get our daughter Mia from China. I have so much love in my heart for this sweet little girl who I have never met and it grows and grows everyday. We are still in the paper chase stage of our adoption. Here is a list of all the paperwork we need for our Dossier to China. Most all these docs need notarized, certified by Secretary of State, and Authenticated at the Chinese Consulate.

1. Application Letter
2. Husbands Birth Certificate
3.Wife's Birth Certificate

4.Marriage Certificate

5.Husbands Employment Letter

6. Wife's Unemployment Letter

7.Financial Statement

8. Husbands Physical Exam Form

9. Husband's Doctor Letter

10. Wife's Physical Exam Form

11. Wife's Doctor Letter

12.Husband Police Report

13. Wife Police Report

14. Home Study Report

15. USCIS Approval

16. 3 Reference Letters

17. Passport Page Husband

18. Passport Page Wife

19.Photo Pages 3

20. Two 2x2 passport photos of each parent

21. Hague Training Certificate copy of Husband and Wife

22. Agreements-Homestudy and Post Study



Ringling Brothers Circus

Look at these elephants. They were so cute. I kinda felt bad for some of the animals at the circus. The elephants looked happy but the other animals didn't.










Me and my Silly boys.



















My Sweet Corbin, happy with his big snow cone!!!!!!!










Daddy and Austin and Ethan!!!!!!!!!!










Me and my boys in front of the elephants.











My brother and Tammy invited us to go to the circus with them. We had a great time. The kiddos loved it. Here are some pics.


















Uncle Josh and Austin, he could pass as my brothers son. :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Our last Home Visit for Mia's Adoption

This is our sweet Social Worker Mrs. Bernadette. I was really nervous about the home visit for some reason, but she couldn't have been a sweeter lady. We wanted a pic with her to document this journey to Mia. As you see Corbin is in a mood. We made it through 2, 3 and even 4 years old without attitude or fit throwing but he turned 5 and I tell you what. I do love them at every stage just thought we were past this one. :) You can follow Our JOurney to Mia on the blog I started of Our journey to get our sweet little girl. It is http://ourjourneytomiaanadoptionstory.blogspot.com

Happy 4th of July Late!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More of my wonderful friends Alicia and Jen (Jen is Halies mommy)










Here is my sweet friend Melissa holding Halie (who has been battling cancer and been scanning clean) She is only three and look how beautiful and wonderful she looks. Please keep praying for her as she scans this whole week, and pray for the whole Pigott family. you can follow her story look under my blog lists and she is there.







Here is just some of the boys!!!!!!!!!!!!










Here is my sweet Ethan with his sword the clown just made him. Our neighborhood puts on a Happy 4th of July show with a DJ, Food, Facepainting, Balloons, Firework show (Well this year cheezy lazor show because of the dry conditions here) :)








Here our some of my friends and me. I love these girls. These are my sisters in Christ.










Here are our friends little boys.












We had so much fun 4th of July with our friends. Here is the crew on the steps of our house. (I can't wait for Mia to be in these pics too)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Our Family is adopting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello family and friends, for those that do not know we have started the adopting process to adopt a little girl from China. Her name will be Mia Hannah Leggio and I am already completly in love with this little girl we have never seen or met. Mia Hannah means My Grace and Favor and we pray that over her and for God's protected hand over her. We are so excited to be adding to our family and the boys want her now. Corbin keeps asking when we are going to go get our baby, and Ethan's prayer every night is that we get her when he turns 10. How sweet they are.
Also for those wondering if we were dicontent with boys the answer is NO!!!!!!!!!!! I never felt done having children but medically it was not safe for me to have anymore naturally, and God had laid China on my heart when I was pregnant with Austin my 7 year old. So that is it we are excited to grow our family from a family of 5 to a family of 6.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Easter Pics












Okay, Okay. I am way behind in blogging. I am trying to get caught up from the Spring. Here are some pics of Easter at Maw Maw and Paw Paw's house.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Corbin's 5th Birthday






















My sweet baby turned 5. I cannot believe it!!!!!!!!!! Time goes by like a blink as these children grow. I thank God for them everyday, what wonderful blessings they are to us. What a wonderful blessing it is to be a mommy or a daddy.

Corbin had a Hungry Caterpillar Birthday, one of his favorite books. We love reading the Eric Carle books together.

Corbin we love the way you look at life always happy and vibrant all the time. You are always making all of us laugh. May God bless your life. We love you sweet boy. Happy 5th Birthday. Love Mommy and Daddy