Thursday, September 17, 2009

Birthday Month!

In Celebration of Birthday Month, I bought my first birthday present. Here is a picture of my crib put all together. :) I did it all by my self in about 45 minutes. It's a great crib, looks really sturdy and just freaking cute. I was very proud of myself to put it together and then I realized... no mattress. I forgot to buy one with the crib when I bought it online. So, we'll pick one up in the next few days. I'm so excited.

Another celebration of birthday month, I made raw cupcakes. I know what you're thinking, and you're wrong. These things were so delicious! I'll post the recipe another time, but the frosting on top was SOOOOOO good. This may sound weird/gross but they are made from Bananas and Avocado with chocolate powder, maple syrup, and vanilla. The frosting was so good I licked the bowl of the extras. :) I think I'll make just the frosting next time. :)

We are still planning our garage sale. It keeps getting pushed back because let's face it, Arizona in September is still really hot. So right now we are looking at early to mid October. So if you have any donations, please let me know. You can drop them off at our house, or I can come by and pick them up. We are going to have a lot of awesome stuff so you'll want to make sure to stop by and buy something too! :) It's going to a great cause, our future munchkins. :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Birthday Present Part 1

So I bought my birthday present. Here it is. :)It's actually in white and I only bought the crib. It's super cute and was a really great deal! :) I'm waiting until I can get a good price on the dresser and then I will get that too. Weird birthday present, I know. But I LOVE it! And I can't wait to see a little baby inside of it and have it all decked out in Classic Winnie the Pooh. Adoption application is taking forever but great things are worth the wait. :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Why We Don't Eat Meat

Robby and I are Vegans. It's a fairly new development but we're pretty committed. There are a lot of health benefits to Veganism and we also believe in fair treatment of animals. Here's a sneak preview of a cute children's book that helps explain vegetarians and vegans and Why we don't eat meat. You may think I'm crazy, but this lifestyle change has done just that; change our lives. Enjoy this short movie and check out the book online here. :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


This article just gave me more peace about the decision I feel to adopt.

Read the article if you get a chance, or just skim it. :)

We submitted Phase 1 of our application for adoption! HURRAY! Now we are working on Phase 2. Phase 2 is all the questions you never thought about and more.

For Example:

What eye colors are in your immediate family?
-Really? I know this one, but Robby doesn't.

Explain your parents form of discipline.
-ummm.. They were awesome?...

Do you think you can love a child that is not biologically yours?
-How do you answer that in the tiny little box they provide?

The questions continue...

We are also currently waiting on our fingerprint clearance. After we have that, and verification from our employers, and our reference letters returned, and our finances checked, THEN we can do our Homestudy. We have a caseworker come and look at our house to make sure it's fit for babies/children and that we are going to be good parents.

It's a LONG process. But I honestly feel so much peace in this decision that completing those questions is actually kind of fun. And it's nice to think about this beforehand. I love all the self-evaluation (Robby would say it's because I love myself so much!). :)

OH! And I almost forgot... It's Birthday Month! Celebrate with me! :) We will be having our Adoption Garage Sale during Birthday month! Donate any items that may be another man's treasure to help with our adoption! We are looking at September 12th as the day of the sale so if you can have all items to me by the 11th, that would be great! Come check out all the good stuff that I'll have for sale! It's gonna be AWESOME! :)

And because no post would be complete without a picture...

My Nephews David (left) and Erik (right) Celebrating their birthday, a month before mine. :)