Friday, June 10, 2011

exciting times - we're a waiting family!

lots of amazing things have happened this week! 

yesterday we got a nice little box from with our profile books inside!  we decided to go with blurb to create our books because of the ease of using their downloaded program.  we really enjoyed using the software and think the books turned out really well!

we went ahead and requested second day air so we could get everything wrapped up.

we were pleased with the way that the dust jacket turned out. 

we ordered 5 copies of our book.  we wanted one book for our child's library and then had to have four other books for the various offices around the state.

we also got the great news that our web profile was complete! 

it took some major back and forth with the agency because there was some controversy about the original soundtrack music we had picked for our video slide show.  it was thought that we might have to have a copyright release form to use the music and we were unsuccessful at getting the artist's record labels to respond to our requests.  however, after we ended up redoing our video with new music, we found out after the fact that we actually could have kept the first set of music we'd utilized.  in the end, we are happier with the music we have included as the soundtrack for the slide show because it is less distracting and allows the viewer to more easily focus on the content of the video. 

 it's just further proof that:
  • everything happens for a reason
  • everything happens in God's time
  • you may not know why you go through trials, but it always works out in the end
to view us online you can check out our profile by going to:

we're so excited that we've completed everything that we needed to do to get on the official waiting list!


KB said...

I'm so happy and excited for you both!!! What great parents you both will be! Much Love!!

S and J said...

This is so exciting!!!!

Cat's Litterbox said...

I am so excited for you both! This is going to be the beginning of much excitement, stress, anxiety, and fear, but the end result will be nothing but glorious and amazing!!

Just keep in mind that everything happens for a reason, everything happens in God's time AND, most importantly, you may not know why you go through trials, but it always works out in the end. Someone very wise said that (lol).

We are right here beside you every step of the way and will be there to cheer for you and are here if you ever need to just scream and release some stress!!

Love you both and CONGRATS for getting to the most exciting step thus far!!!

The Daddy said...

We are so happy for you both. We cannot wait to hear what God has in store for you. You will be in our prayers as you continue down this road.

Kierstin said...

Love love love it! One thing we did was burn our video to discs and put them in a holder on the inside cover of our book with a label saying "put in DVD player." Just an idea b/c you video is great!!