Spring, where art thou?

The gray and cold weather is starting to get on my nerves! Today, I woke up and there's frost on the ground! Weather forecast for snow today and tomorrow. Grrr!

I've been having a very bad cabin fever for the last week. I want to start my vegetable garden but it won't be frost free until May 15th. So, I must wait until then.

To my friends down south, won't you please send warm sunny days in my neck of the woods!


Adoption Update

I hired an attorney to help me with the adoption. I was interviewed several times by the local social workers who will be handling the case. They came by the house to do a child and home study report. Consent papers were signed, and when I left the Philippines, my attorney was ready to file the petition for adoption. He told me, it's going to take 6 to 12 months for the final hearing.

I need to get a home study report done here in the US and I was given a number to call in Seattle, so as soon as I get that done, I need to send the report to my lawyer and the Social Worker who's handling my case.

So far, it's looking good!

Once she is legally ours and we have the birth certificate to prove it, we can file the necessary paper work for her visa so we can bring her to the US.

In the meantime, DH and I continue to provide for her financially and we talk to her on the phone at least once a week.

Please continue to pray for her, for the adoption process, and that our hearts and home will be ready for her.

Here are some photos of her to enjoy!

at the beach...
girlie tent & a new doll...
say cheese..!
my new bike...
mommy and me...


Computer Virus, Spyware & Malware

This week I had a really bad computer scare! My system was infected with Spyware Protect 2009. It happened the day that DH left for Florida. So I had to deal with it myself. DH told me what I needed to do while waiting for his flight. So with the help of Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware, I managed to remove it from my computer.

I've always known NOT to click on any unknown pop-ups. But Spyware Protect 2009 looks very legit. Regardless to say, I learned my lesson the hard way. I'm just glad my computer is working now and it is virus free at the moment.


I'm Back!

Just a quick note that I am safely back home with my DH! It was snowing when I left for the Philippines and it was snowing when I arrived in Spokane. At least I had almost 3 weeks of heat and sunshine. :)

I will post some photos as soon as I can.