So, I know it's been a LONG time since I've updated... almost a month! But things have been pretty crazy around here. Lol. A lot of time spent preparing for our official start to this whole process. But, that still might be a week or two away. I'm a bit down since I'm so ready to get this process started, but at the same time I know I need to be patient and trust in God. So I've been filling my days with things to keep my mind occupied. For example: I've bought a few things for Santi already. I'm trying not to get into the habit, but some things are too good to pass up. KC and I are also working on preparing Caedmon's room so he can be joined by Oliver. I'm going to be painting their room this awesome burnt orange color on Saturday while KC is at his outreach and while my in-laws keep the boys. I've also acquired a few wooden dinner trays that I'm going to use as side tables - so those will be painted a dark brown. And I also have in my possession these nice sturdy wood cubes that are about a foot high and a foot wide. They will be painted brown as well, and I'm hoping to add a cushion to the top of each one so they boys each have a seat and they can be put together to make a small bench. So, Saturday will be full of DIY projects - talk about a perfect day! I hope I have enough time to do it all! Did I also mention we're having a birthday party for my nephew at our house around 3 that day too? Lol.
I'm also on the hunt for some awesome fabric so I can try my hand at making both of the boys a quilt. THAT should be... uh... interesting. Lol. My sister and I are going to Dallas just for a trip to IKEA the weekend after next. I'm SUPER DUPER excited about that. I love IKEA. We're going to buy the loft bunk bed below for the boys' room.
I'm sure having them share a room will be bit of an experience the first few weeks, but they need to get used to it. Then, it'll give us a lot of time to turn Oliver's old room into Santi's new room. I'm also on a mission to create the perfect atmosphere for both her room and the boys. I'll definitely post pictures of their rooms upon completion. I've stolen an idea from JJ Heller and I'll be painting birch trees in both of their rooms. The boys' room will also have a lamppost like the one from The Chronicles of Narnia. They love that movie and it's the perfect touch. We're going to hang old styled lanterns up in their room too. KC is in charge of designing for their room and I'm in charge of Santi's.... I think it's a fair trade. Lol.
I've also started selling Scentsy as a way to earn money for our adoption. So, here's a link to my website in case you want to order anything or setup a party, etc. https://collinsadoption.scentsy.us/Home I'm also planning another fundraising party for an organization called One Mango Tree. That should be sometime in August. All ways to help us raise money for our adoption... Anyway, that's pretty much all we have going on right now. Praying that I can stay focused and positive and patient throughout this whole process. I know it's going to be hard! lol. But, I know I'm being molded to become the best person I possibly can in Him.