Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween

We had another fun weekend! We spent most of the day Saturday watching Tristan play softball and then went to a costume party that night. For as much grief as I give John about not being creative, I was so proud that he won the contest this year. He made this costume all by himself!Here's a picture of John with some of his buds. Too funny!
You know it's a party when SpongeBob makes an appearance!
The host of the party. He's a pretty good Cher.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I had so much fun with the girls Saturday! We played Just Dance on the Wii...

And we painted...After painting we went out to eat at California Pizza Kitchen! YUMMY!

The day went by so quickly. I had planned to do manicures and bake some cookies but we ran out of time... maybe next time.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Day 1

For many, many years I have cried on Day 1... the day mother nature definitively lets you know you're not pregnant. But this is a different Day 1. Today I cry tears of happiness instead of sadness because today is Day 1 on the waiting list! Adopthelp received our profiles yesterday and officially logged us into the system. They will now start showing our profile to birth mothers! I have been told that the wait could be one week or one year but at least I know that it IS going to happen!

This weekend Tristan has a tournament so John went down to Auburn to watch her play today. I was asked to babysit our neighbor's girls who are 10 and 7. They already have a day of mani/pedis, playing barbies, and practicing gymnastics planned. I'm keeping them from 2pm until 11pm so I'm sure I will be VERY tired at the end of this day, but I also know we'll have lots of fun. Then we're both going to Tristan's games tomorrow. Another busy weekend for the Z household!

Roll Tide!

Monday, October 17, 2011

My Goodness

I haven't blogged this much since the IVF. I have another update!

1. We received our printed profiles today! I left work a little early so I could get home and ship them out to Adopthelp. See below for some pictures of my sister's hard work. She did such a great job!

2. Our caseworker called today to say that she will have our home study finished by the end of this week! Yay! By the end of this week we should have everything in place so that all we're waiting for is a birthmom to pick us!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Guess What Guys...

We are now online in the "Choose a Family" section of the adoption planners website! I am beyond excited! We finally have a way for a birth mother to select us. We should also receive our printed profiles tomorrow so I can send them to Adopt Help. Once they have our profile they will start showing us to birth moms who meet our criteria.

Click HERE to see us. We are on the top line of couples. Can you find us??


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Not everybody all at once

Try not to overwhelm me with your halloween costume ideas!  Seriously people... I need some ideas!

This weekend we've been relaxing and have a nice time.  Jess and Emma came over for a little while today and some of John's friends came over to watch the Bama game tonight. Roll Tide!  We also went to Babies-R-Us today and registered! Yay!  This was the first time John got to register for the baby and I think it made it more real for him!  We had a good time. 

Adoption Update:  We should receive our profile Monday and also be set up on the website for Adopthelp! I can't believe it's finally happening!  We should have our homestudy completed by the end of the month, after that... we'll just be waiting for the call! So exciting!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's Fall!

The weather is PERFECT right now!  I love this time of year.  I am so excited to be home this weekend so we can decorate and do a little fall cleaning.  Tristan doesn't even have softball so the hubs doesn't have an excuse not to help me.

I need some ideas... what should we be for Halloween?  We have a party to attend and dressing up is mandatory.


Monday, October 10, 2011


We went to Helen, GA this weekend for Oktoberfest with two other couples. We had such a great time. Our condo was gorgeous and was right on Main Street so we could walk to all of the attractions. The condo had two hottubs too! The little German town had character and charm!  Happy Monday!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Ok... so we're a bit delayed.  I thought birthmoms would be viewing our profile today but we haven't quite finished it yet.  I think it will be done tonight so I can send it to the printer.  They have a 72 hour turnaround time so hopefully we'll be able to get our profile out there by the end of next week.  I can't wait until we're done with all of the paperwork!


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Is it Already Sunday Night???

This weekend flew by! I need another day...

Thursday night John and I went to the Greek Festival. We had such a good time and look at who we met there.

Josh, Jess, and Emma!

This is a picture of the middle school kids performing a Greek dance.

I've spent a good bit of this weekend at my sister's house working on our adoption profile. It's looking really good so far. Hopefully we'll be done with it this week so we can send it to AdoptHelp to start showing to birthmoms. While I was in Tuscaloosa we stopped by my Aunt Debbie's house to pick up the car seat and bases. Yay!

Saturday Tristan had her last volleyball tournament. They didn't win but she did GREAT! She looked like a rock star out there! She even made the All-Metro Team! Go Tristan!


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