"Every Good and Perfect Gift Comes From Above" ~James 1:17

"Every Good and Perfect Gift Comes From Above" ~James 1:17
Thank you so much for coming to check out my brand spankin' new blog! I've never "blogged" before, so here goes nothin'! This page is inspired by our adoption process, and I am hoping to get words of encouragement or advice every step along the way :)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I-800A approved!

After 52 painstaking days, we finally got word that our I-800A form was approved! Woohooo!! We are still waiting to get it in the mail, and we have to notarize it etc... But that is the final document we needed in order to ship our paperwork off to China. :D
Hoping our next update will be to tell you all that we are DTC, or Dossier to China. THAT is a BIG step! With the new computer system working now, we are hoping that once we are DTC we will get our LID, or Log in Date, pretty quickly. Once we are LID, we are officially on the waiting list to be matched with our daughter! Oh, that will be a joyous day <3
So until then, I will continue to keep you posted, if you continue to keep my family and I in your prayers.
Thank you so much!!
~Erin XOXO
Made on for our daughter Emily Mei

Monday, June 10, 2013


Today marks 41 days that we have been waiting for this one document to be approved. This is an important one, the one that approves us to adopt a child internationally. Not sure what the hold-up is but I'm trying to stay positive! We will definitely let everyone know when we get this document in our lovely little hands, because once we authenticate it at the state level it goes to China (with a few stops in between) and we can officially be added to the waiting list. We are so ready to bring home our little one!

So here is the mantra for this week:

Can't wait to meet you baby girl!!
~Erin XOXO

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A tribute to the hubs

As there is no news on the adoption front as of this week (boo!) I decided to send a little love-blog to my husband David. We were married on Longboat Key 6.14.03, and I can't believe it's been 10 years since!! We have laughed way more than we have cried, and we have been through things together that we could never have dreamed of when we were little younglings in college at UCF. Some good, some amazing, and some really, incredibly bad. However, every trial has made us so much closer to each other, and I couldn't imagine my life without him in it always.

So David Michael Moreland, here is a virtual tribute to you and our life together. I love you more than words can describe, let's hope the pictures do it justice! :)

Yup, about that time!

Party of 3

We already look tired and the baby isn't here yet!

Nightly routine
Happy baby!

Daddy's first baby, Jim

Our 1 year anniversary. I think we made Austin that night! (TMI??) LOL

Tennessee trip
Such a silly family
Great friends!
Thanksgiving 2009
Love our friends!
HEading to the Keys!
Sunset sail in the FL Keys
1st day of Kindergarten!
Smoky Mountains
Busch Gardens silliness

Dawn's wedding

Mellow Mushroom fun

Beach time!

David's favorite team

Like father like son...

We <3 Savannah!

Texas Stockyards

Saying goodbye to our baby Aiden
Loving on Aiden at the hospital
Christmas 2008
Baby bump #3!
Valentine's Day dinner 2009
Newly married <3 

We have such a great family!

Nursing school Graduation!

Getting "snowed" on after Cara's wedding

St. Patty's Day in Savannah!

Photo booth at John & Rachel's wedding

Pebble Beach, CA

Baker's Beach, CA

Napa Valley, CA

Renee & Chris' wedding

Natalie & Paul's wedding

Baldwin Brewfest with friends :)
Longboat Key 2007
Christmas Eve 2007
On top of the Met in NY
Last Christmas as the 2 of us!
1st Christmas as a family!
Austin's 1st birthday

"Is this Lake Tahoe?"
"I don't know, you'd think there would be a sign!"

My first Mother's Day
Thanksgiving 2007
(Sorry the pics are in no particular order)

Love you honey bunny, here's to many many more years of fun!!
~Erin XOXO and an extra X :)