Saturday, January 26, 2008

Brad's 1st Birthday!!

My nephew Brad celebrated his 1st birthday on Thursday, so my Mom and I made the 4 hour trip to celebrate with him. It was so much fun to see how big he is getting and how easily he gets around now.......he just started walking at Christmas, but he already has the hang of it. We didn't get to stay long, but we had fun while we were there. Here are just a few of the pictures I took. Isn't he adorable!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

One year and still waiting........'s now officially been 1 year since our Vietnam adoption journey began. I have become very anxious waiting for our referral. I don't think the waiting affected me nearly as much before January because all along I told myself we probably wouldn't hear anything until the end of the year. So once January got here my anxiety went into overdrive!! Oh well, I know it will happen in good time, I'm just impatient. My agency told me to get the room ready because it would be soon. The funny thing is we've had the room ready for at least a couple of months now, so all we're missing is our baby girl. : )

During the wait I made a few hair bows for our baby girl, so I thought I'd include a picture of them. I think my favorites are the red and the zebra.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Pictures of our puppies.

Well I thought I would introduce you to the other members of our family......our puppies. Well, they aren't actually puppies anymore, but being so little we call them puppies. Sparky and Cricket are Chihuahua's and Riley is a Chihuahua / Shih Tzu mix (kind of unique isn't she?). Anyway.....we think they are all adorable.




Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A few pictures of my family.....

Whitney, Candace, & Doug

Doug & Brad (our nephew) last February

Whitney (last summer)

Whit & Me in Paris last March

Saturday, January 12, 2008

First Post!

Hi! My name is Candace and my husband is Doug. We live in Rogers, Arkansas and have a 16 year-old daughter named Whitney. We decided to put together this blog to share our adoption journey with our friends and family.

My daughter was 13 when I married my husband, so he was initiated into parenthood with a easy task. After two years of marriage we decided that we both wanted to have more children, so we began to review our options. We had several discussions about adoption and through much thought and prayer we decided to adopt internationally. We began the process in October 2006 and thus began the long journey. We initially prepared a dossier for China, but then also completed a dossier for Vietnam, so we are now waiting on two sweet baby girls. We don't anticipate having our China sweet pea until sometime in 2009 (we completed our dossier in February 2007). We know that our Vietnam sweet pea will arrive first and we can't wait. We have been in the 'waiting phase' for Vietnam since we completed our dossier in April 2007 and are expecting a referral soon. We are so excited!!