Thursday, November 6, 2008


Congratulation's to my blogger friends who received their referrals. I am so happy for them and it gives me hope that we too will one day get our referral. As you know if you read are blog we adopted a baby boy domestically, Riley. We have started a family blog as to not take away from our China adoption blog. Our new family blog is Check it out and leave us a comment.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Boston Riley Fauvel

Well as many of you know Darrell and I decided to pursue a domestic adoption while we wait on China. We want more than one child and with China taking so long we decided to go ahead with a concurrent adoption. Well, Thursday morning we received our approval to adopt from Christian Homes. As I was driving to meet Darrell for lunch that same day I got a call from our social worker saying that a birth mom had selected us. I was in shock. I couldn't believe that it happened so soon. We were told that he had already been born and we could pick him up on Monday morning. Today is the day that we get to bring home our sweet baby boy. We have named him Boston "Riley" Fauvel. We are so excited to be parents and we are overjoyed. We are still anticipating with great excitement our referral from China and can't wait for Riley to have a baby sister.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Well today I turn 34. I'm looking forward to what this year might bring. I'm hoping I will become a mom. It's been a good day so far. I went to lunch with my co-workers and Darrell is taking me out tonight. He won't tell me what we're doing but I know it will be great.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I just got back from my trip to Alaska. My mom and I flew up there to visit my brother and his wife Ashley and my nephew Benjamin. My mom stayed up there to visit with them awhile. I had a great time. Alaska is so beautiful. I highly recommend that you go to Alaska a least once in your lifetime. We went dog sledding and got to hold cute Huskie puppies. I saw moose and eagles. It was a great visit. I really enjoyed spending time with my family. My nephew is so adorable as you can see from the picture above.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


It's been awhile since I posted. I guess I haven't really had much to say. Things are going so slow with China that there is nothing new to report on. With the wait increasing we have decided to pursue other options while we continue to wait for China. We will keep you posted on these other options when we have more information.
It's hard to believe that summer is here already. We just got back from Florida last week. We met up with some of Darrell's family and we had a great time. Later this month we have some very dear friends coming to visit and Darrell's twin brother Darrick is coming to see us as well. Also, in July I'm taking my mom to visit my brother and his wife Ashley and their son Benjamin in Alaska. We are very excited and looking forward to seeing them. Well, that's all I have for now!

Friday, April 18, 2008

These shoes are made by my very good friend Ruth. She has several styles to choose from and they are very well made and machine washable. Check her out at They make great baby gifts and are sure to be a hit at any baby shower!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Jane Austen

I am a huge Jane Austen fan. I love her books and the movies that have been done about her books. I'm not sure I can say which one is my all time favorite. But my top three are Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma. I found this quiz and thought it would be fun to see what Heroine I am. Take it to see which one you are.

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Quiz here!