Monday, February 2, 2009

Our Crazy Weekend

We finished turning Ryan's room into Emily's room back in November and she loves it!

We've been calling it her "I Dream of Jeanie" room. It's still strange to me that soft coral, red and purple all work together in one room but I think it turned out great.

Well, this weekend we finally started turning Emily's old room into KayLi's room. Lets just say that her pink loving Aunt Susan will really like it. I have my eye on crib bedding and regular bedding that will work with the new soft pink walls. You're going to have to be patient before you can see the whole room though. When we know KayLi's age and whether she'll need a crib or a bed, then we'll move forward with the decorating process. I'll let you all see it as soon as it's finished. We may know her age soon but I'm trying so hard not to get too excited! Our adoption agency is "hoping" that SN referrals will post this week or next. Oh, how I pray that KayLi is in this "batch" of referrals!

Emily helped paint by priming a little doll bed that was hers. She would have painted the whole room if I had let her! My sweet friend Priscilla helped A LOT! I wish I had a nice picture to show you but there was only one and it wasn't a very good picture of her :o( Since I would NEVER put a picture of my friend on the internet that wasn't flattering (note the sarcasm...she has an awful picture of me on her myspace) you'll have to wait until I get a good picture of her. Hopefully in the room when we get it finished! She brought KayLI the cutest little dress hangers!!! They are so sweet, I think I'll find a place to hang them on the wall!!! They have scripture on the back but I forgot to take a picture of the back :o( Thank you so much Priscilla for your thoughtfulnes and hard work!!!

As if painting wasn't enough for one weekend, Emily got a new pair of glasses. I love them on her!!! She broke her last two pairs in ONE month, so please pray these last a little while!

I almost forgot, we took a huge leap of faith and applied for Emily's passport this weekend. We're not sure if the timing or finances while allow for her to travel to China with us but we are praying that God decides to make it happen!!! It would be so awesome for both her and KayLi if she were there!!! So please pray with us!!!


Kristi said...

Oh I remember getting Kylie's room ready. Funny that painting (a chore that I usually somewhat detest) was fun when we were getting ready for our baby!
Love Emily's glasses. They are very stylish.
I'll be praying that things work out for her to travel with you. One of our travelmates brought all three of their kids along (at the time age 13, 11, and 9) and they are SO GLAD that they did!

Traci said...

I can't wait to see the finished room! Yeah, I am so excited! I'm assuming you haven't received "the call" because you haven't called me! I'm patiently waiting......hurry up referrals! I absolutely love Emily's new glasses! They make her look like she's older!!!! She will love that, won't she? I'm praying my friend! Each day just gets sweeter and sweeter with Toryn and I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO EXPERIENCE THIS!!!!!! I love you!

Shawna said...

I just love those hangers, how adorable!

priscilla said...

The room is lookin cute!! and i neve put a picture that was not flattering to

socialworkbarbie said...

What a beautiful room! Wish I had seen it in person!

Jazmyne Rose-Noel Rees said...


Thank you for all of your comments that you make on Jazmyne's blog. I read them and cherish each and every one. Rick and I were so torn about the kids going with us. We love them and want to share everything with them. Before we went to China they were the tangible reality, Jazmyne was the beautiful dream. We could see them everyday and it was easy to think how nice it would be if they could be there too when we got their baby sister. Through prayer I realized that I needed to look at this from my professional perspective. Pray for God to speak to your heart about what may be best in this situation. While we were in China we realized that was OUR time with Jazmyne. Because it was just the 3 of us we could focus on her and she only to us. It is so much for their little minds to take in. They are so overly stimulated at first.Think about it..if you never had seen a tree before those thousands of moving leaves would make it appear to be alive! Hundreds, thousands and even millions of new sights, tastes, smells, textures and noises! It takes a little time to take all of that in and not be threatened by it! It may be best that in this case less people could actually be more.

In God's Name
Kathy Rees

Kimi said...

Girl girl girl....I love that room....I love those colors together!

And Emily looks precious in her glasses!

I wanted to thank you for the sweet sweet comment. Emily is so precious saying that about Max!

Hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!