28 September 2011


Today was awesome. There is just no other way to say it. 
First, I got to hang out with this girl:

Yep, that's my adorable sister who is having her first baby in a few weeks. We went out for a handful of last minute baby items and grabbed some lunch. All without kids so we could have an actual full length, uninterrupted conversation. I kind of forgot what that is like.
I am so excited to see her and her amazing husband become parents. 
They are some of the sweetest people in my life. 
In my boys' lives. 
And the baby on the way? Don't even get me started. I already pretty much adore her.

And as if the afternoon could get any sweeter: while we were out, I got an email from our agency.
"Carina, just wanted to let you know that we received your photo books and everything looks great. I've mailed them to our adoption consultants to share with expectant birthmothers."

I wasn't expecting to feel the emotions flood over me as I read that message. 
Elation. Butterflies. Giddiness. 
It all became real to me today and I can't stop smiling.
I guess you could say we're expecting.
We don't know when. We don't know who. 
But we know that He knows and it's all going to come together in the most perfect way at the perfect time. 
And I can't wait.


  1. Congratulations to you and your sister. Awww such happy times!

  2. That is so great! Congratulations! Oh, and your sister is a beauty too. :)

  3. I am so thrilled for your sister and for you! Congrats!

  4. Aww I love sister time! And congrats to both you and your sister! How precious! :)

  5. ahhh! i feel all happy for you guys!


  6. yay! i feel the love. it abounds.

  7. I love that you and your sis are going to have little girls so close together!! and your sis and my sis are practically going to have twins...in a way, sort of, not really. but, same due date, right? anyway, i'm super excited for all of these babies! Your sister is DARLING! :)

  8. I can't WAIT either!! Or for Stacy's baby, for that matter! :) I almost feel like family! ;) Congrats to your family!!

  9. Congrats to you - I'm so happy I found your adorable blog. Super cute!


  10. hooray for your sister! my sister had her first baby last year, so special.

    praying for you, sweet friend! you ARE expecting! praise jesus! xo