Monday, September 22, 2008

Thinking of Home

Just sitting here having thoughts of home. It was almost a week ago that we were having our last day of work and getting ready to take the Boys out to our Family Night dinner. Hard to believe how quick a week goes. It is so great to be able to have internet access and cell phones to keep in touch with everyone. We look forward each day to checking emails and catching up with everyone.

I was also thinking today about Kathryn's room. Well soon to be room. She will stay with us in our room for a while till her room is built. I know this is the ongoing question, where is Kathryn going to sleep in our 3 bedroom house? We have just about decided to build a room in our living room for her. This is the best option so that she can have a room outside of ours and we still have plenty of room in the house with the family room. We rarely use the living room anyhow. This is a picture of the crib set we picked out for her room. No, her room won't look exactly like that but... It is pretty in pink just like Kathryn. Her great grandparents gave us the bumber, skirt and sheets at the Bon Voyage party last weekend. Can't wait to put the crib together and get her home.

Our thoughts and love go out to everyone at home. We have felt the prayers and love sent with us the whole time we've been here. There are so many people who have been a part of making this possible that I won't even try to start naming you - if you are reading this you are one of them. Our thoughts and hearts are at home with you all while we spend this time with our new daughter. This bonding time is so important in the journey of adoption.


debbi said...

Hi Karie and Dave,

Den here. Hope all is well with you, and you are keeping warm snuggling with that little cutie! We miss you and cannot wait till you return. The boys are doing great! Love the pic's of Kathryn, and just know you are totally in love with her, and her with you! God is so good!

Love and hugs to you Kathryn,
Uncle Den

Uncle Bruce said...

Is Kathryn A Chicago Bears Fan??

LNJ said...

Hi Dave and Karie!
We are eagerly following the events taking place so far away. Kathryn is beautiful and so very lucky to have a family like yours to be welcomed into. Her church family is so excited for her pending arrival!
Thanks for keeping us informed as to all the events as they unfold and for sharing your joy with all of us.
Love, The Newells

geminipto said...

Hi Karie, Dave, and Kathryn,
We look forward each day to reading about your day. We miss you all. Kathryn, you are a beautiful little girl and we look forward to meting you. You will be coming home to a very special family! God is so amazing how He has brought the Ryan family and baby Kathryn together. You each are so blessed to have one another , and we are so blessed to have you in our lives.
Much love,
The Greenes