Sunday, March 7, 2010

March Number!

We got our monthly update last week and we are now number 7!  Honestly we were hoping for more movement but we are thankful for being that much closer to our referral!  Hebrews 6:15 says, "And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised."  I have this verse posted throughout our house and on my desk at work to remind me to be patient and wait on God's perfect timing, not my imperfect timing.  The nursery is painted and we are about to start all the sewing for the room.  Can't wait to post pictures when we finish! 
   We celebrated Cameron's 17th birthday this wknd.  It's so hard to believe he's 17!  Where does the time go???  This past year he got his license, this week he'll take his SAT's and also choose what classes he'll take next year, his senior year.  All reminders that he is almost grown up!  I don't have to worry about embarrassing him as I'm pretty sure he does not read my posts but Mike and I are so proud of the young man he is and is becoming!  We couldn't ask for more in a son.  I can't wait to bring our daughter home, I know Cameron will be an amazing big brother to her!!!
  That's all the news for now.  By the way the pic of our dogs when we were at 21 keeps following me around to every post...I'm trying to figure out how to have it stay at that specific post.  My incredible skills on the computer explain the lack of more posts and pictures!!!:(

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Don't Count Your Chickens.......

Well, we got our "official" number yesterday.  Sadly, we are not quite as far along as we thought.  That is why they call it an "unofficial" number.  We are officially #9, not 7 as we had thought.  Just another reminder that Baby R. will be here in God's perfect timing.  In the meantime we are working on the nursery and it's coming along quite nicely.  Special thanks to my dad for his painting expertise and looks beautiful!!! 
I'll post pictures as soon as we're finished! 
   As I type this it is pouring down rain here.  I'm thinking I should go paint baby furniture but it's not really painting weather.  I'm thinking it's more "napping" weather:)  Hhhm....decisions, decisions:) 

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A long overdue update!

Okay, okay, okay......I am quite possibly the worst blogger ever!  The last blog where I enlisted the help of our animals took so much time and effort (I'm "All Things Technically" challenged) that with every new number it was just easy to say, "I'll post that tomorrow" amd tomorrow never came.  But I'm back with our new "unoffical" number.  As of 1-29-10 it looks like we are unofficially number 7!!!  We are hoping to get an official number this coming week.  For those of you that don't know, we get an update once a month from our agency telling us what number we are in line.  This is our "official" number.  We belong to a "listserve" that is comprised of all the families from our agency.  With each passing week, more and more families get to the #1 position and receive pictures and info (a referral) about  their child.  We are able to know approx. how many families get their refferal and therefore we can estimate what our "unofficial" number is.
   We have started to prepare the nursery (thank you mom & dad) which is exciting as it feels like we are getting closer!  I'll post pictures as soon as we finish!!!  REALLY!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Waitlist Number!

Here's our new number!!!  We enlisted the help of Trapper & Chloe which was no small feat!!!  There's a reason they say never work with animals or children!  Hilarious!  Chloe, our lab who never misses a chance to go bolting out the front door was sooooo embarassed by the giant medallion thing around her neck, she WOULD NOT come outside despite us calling her name and yelling, "Cookies!"  (her only motivation for doing anything!)  Mike finally went in and got her.  15 minutes, 11 pictures and 17 cookies later we had one picture we thought would work!  I'm sure it was quite entertaining for our neighbors!  I think our cat Sadie who watched from the comfort of the kitchen window had her feelings hurt she was left out of the script.  I told her our next number was hers.  Mike can't wait. :)
   With Thanksgiving being just a couple of weeks away, I'm thinking of all that I have to be thankful for.  There's a lot!  I'm thankful for "being # 21" and for what that means for our family.  I'm thankful for all the excitement and anticipation as we wait to find out who our daughter is and the chance to finally hold her in our arms and bring her home with us!  I'm especially thankful that this past year God closed a door and opened a window that brought us to where we are today!  Happy Thanksgiving to all from the Rabells

P.S. I will try to not let so much "dust" accumulate on my blog between posts! (cough, sneeze, choke :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Waitlist Number!!!

Today we got the much anticipated e-mail we had been hoping for!  Our new waitlist number!  I am full of joy as I write this and slightly frustrated that I cannot post it the way I'd like to.  I wanted to post a picture of the number but I can't seem to find a good resource for clipart that isn't some goofy cartoon.  I wanted a photo of the number like something you'd see on an old house or country road sign.  If anyone has any ideas please let me know.  Well, without further adieu........We are #33!  Yes, 33!  What a surprise!  We were expecting to be 36.  God is so good!  We moved up 7 spots in less than a month!  Okay, now I really need to get busy, I have a thousand things to do in the next few months but first, I'm going to find an old barn door with the number 33 on it! :)  Have a great week! Lori

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thank You Nikki!

Thank you so much Nikki for our new look, I love it!  You're just amazing and sooo fast!  If anyone is starting a blog and you need help with the design, Nikki is your girl!  To visit her website go to   You won't be dissapointed!