Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hmmmm... Time flies when your...

...being silly with Sam at the park by Grandpa's lake

... Taking in all of Charleston, NC

... Building sandcastles at the beach

... getting shots to travel to Ethiopia

... living at the soccer fields!!

Okay, so that is only MOST of the reason why I haven't posted in such a long time. The other part of the equation is that I don't really know what to say. Who wants to hear about a family in constant motion right now? And, when there is facebook to distract me and not make me think in complete sentences... well... it wins. :)

But, here is a synopsis of where we are at adoption wise: our court date is May 20th. If we pass court on this day, we will travel to Ethiopia on June 6th. Yes... I said WE. Tony is COMING HOME!!!!!!!! So that is good news :) He will actually be home somewhere around the 15th of May, so Team Dragovich will have a few weeks together before we dive into expanded family life-- hooray!!! I feel so spoiled :)

But Shari, you say, you said 'if' you pass court... is it possible that you wouldn't pass court the first time round??? Why yes, it is very possible. In fact, today the Semlow family finally passed court after 7 MONTHS of paperwork, red tape and all sorts of problems keeping them from a positive court turnout. BUT... I am here to PRAISE GOD with them and tons of other families who have been diligently praying these beautiful children into their arms. In two weeks, they will be in Ethiopia to finally unite with their three new kiddos and BRING THEM HOME!!! Go check out their blog. There are some happy people over there :)

So, other than just trying to keep up with daily life, I have been trying to pull bedrooms together for J.B. and R.S. (did you notice I didn't say their full names? That is because they aren't legally my kids yet. It is a secret until then :)). I managed to move furniture around and even take apart a bed and put it back together again in another room. I have one room ready for a set of bunk beds and now our little girl's room is screaming for some attention. Funny, that is the room I am most excited to do and it is the last to be done. Oh well. Maybe part of the problem is I haven't settled on a color for the wall-- what shade of green??? Or pink? Or turquoise?? Probably not turquoise. Or should I pick out a bedding set first and be inspired by that? And, WHY is Pottery Barn calling my name so often??? I mean, have you SEEN the little girl bedding from there? Why can't I find something I like as much for cheaper?? Ugh.

So, you see... R.S.'s room sits and waits. But, in the meantime, I really had to put in the garden-- I tilled it myself. Not pretty. You would have laughed outloud if you saw me do it. But, it is done and the garden is in, and now I have to keep it watered. And, I've been trying to make the yard look more presentable. It is weedy. And dead in spots. I just HATE for my husband to come home to a bad yard. That is the ONE thing he cares about. I could have all the bedrooms completely done, planted the garden and even do some lovely landscaping... but he would have been most happy about a healthy yard. Not that it is really my fault-- it is the way water sits in low spots. And other things that we inherited from the builder's "landscaper"... but I digress.

Okay, so now you know the randomness of my thoughts-- especially right before bed. You should be glad I haven't posted more often during this deployment :D!!

Grace and Peace,


Apryl said...

I've been wondering about you :) I keep meaning to email and ask how things are going. Can't keep up with FB--it seems to suck up more time than leisurely reading of blogs so I have no clue how you are doing. I'm so GLAD that Tony is coming home early! Thrilled, thrilled, thrilled!

I wanna see pictures of rooms though! tell your kids hi from my clan!
ps. are you going to branson over labor day?

Susan said...

Yeah!! Tony is coming home soon! Maybe, we'll get to meet him in person!

It is coming together!

Love you! Susan

KLT said...


Thanks for the update! I do hope we both pass court on the first try and can travel together!! Okay, you go decorate now, and I'll finish packing...more to do, more to do, more to do...