Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Nest! Nest! Nest!

We have officially gone into "nesting" mode while we wait! It started with preparing our daughter's room for her (eventual) arrival - so exciting! - and quickly moved on to every unfinished project in every room of our home. We have never been so motivated to get things done, and our home has never been so organized!

We share the news of this adoption with everyone we encounter - colleagues, neighbors, and strangers alike. We are so filled with joy about this event that we want to share the news with everyone we meet!

And so while we wait - to pass the time - we are preparing our home for our daughter, preparing for our trip to Russia, and preparing to (finally) meet our precious child. In short, we are over-the-moon excited about this adoption and WE ARE READY to become parents!


  1. Hey Kathryn,
    I saw your comment on my blog about the search. I looked for your email address but couldn't find it on your blog so I hope it's okay to leave you a message about the shirt. I got it from a site called http://adoptionmama.com/index.php

    I checked her site and don't see the shirt anymore but you might contact them to see if they are still making them. Good luck!


  2. Hi, Kathryn--I also found your site on a Russian Adoption Blog site. My husband and I are registered in Chuvasia (since August of 2010) through Gladney. We have asked for a female under two at referral. We were told an 18-24 month wait. Happy with our agency, just not thrilled with the long wait time. Could be sooner, though! What time frame were you guys given? Nice blog. Best Wishes to you.
    --Shauntelle L.

  3. Hey there! I just stumbled on your blog today and wanted to say hello! We are finishing up our dossier for Russia right now, and I am so glad to "meet" someone else blogging their experiences! Looking forward to following along!

  4. Kathryn, I just found you blog today. We too are in the middle of adopting from Russia. I wish you the best, and I am looking forward to joining you on your journey. By the way, I love your daughter's room!!

  5. I found your blog through another's links. Congrats on the referral and short wait since registration! :) Love the mural - I also have a tree but of more modern sorts as part of a Russian woodland fairytale theme. I will add you to my blogroll.

  6. Masha:

    Are you adopting from Russia also?