Wednesday, September 17, 2008

31st LIDversary and new floors...

Today marks our 31st month of waiting. Yes, it's now been over 2.5 years, which is hard to believe. It honestly doesn't feel like it's been that long, but at the same time it's been a long wait. It's funny how that works.

Today I pulled up Rumor Queen and my heart skipped a beat when I saw our log-in-date in her post! It seems so strange after all this time to have her actually talking about our date. Here's what she had to say...

There is an agency out there that thinks their 2/17 families have a chance of being in the next batch, but the way it is worded does not sound like they think it’s a sure thing, just a possibility.

I'm SO trying not to get my hopes up for an October referral, but it's VERY hard not to. I know it's a long shot, but there is a remote possibility. At least we know that we'll more than likely be in for November if not October.

We are finally getting the house back in shape since getting our floors done over the weekend. From the tile and grout removal, everything in the house is covered in a fine layer of dust. It's almost like soot and can't just be dusted off, so we've been cleaning everything top to bottom.

The floors look beautiful and I love them. They even make our kitchen cabinets look nicer. I'm so glad to be rid of the ugly white tile and dirty carpet. Now Lauren will have a nice clean surface to walk and play on. Here's some pictures..





33 comments:

Brandi said...

Those floors are beautiful! We're planning on ripping out the carpet in the baby's room (whenever we decide to start decorating...with an 11-14-06 LID we've got a bit) & putting in hardwoods. I can't wait!

I SO hope you make it in this month. If you don't, at least you know you'll be in in November!

Not too much longer! I can't wait to see Lauren's beautiful face!

amy said...

Nice pics, I can not wait to hear about your referral. I know I have said this before, but your blog is awesome

A Waiting Cousin said...

Aunt Donna,
The wood floors look great! You have good taste. Love it!!!
A Waiting Cousin

OziMum said...

I love, love, love timber floors! We have pine floorboards here and I'm definitely getting timber in our new house! Tiles used to be all the rage - but they're so cold (and slippery when wet!) Its quite a chilly morning here, but I've got no shoes on, and my feet aren't cold - on tiles they'd be icicles!

Good job, Mummy! Lauren will thank you for it! (particularly, if she face plants the floor!)

OziMum said...

Can't believe I didn't comment on your RQ comments!

YES! PLEASE PLEASE be in Oct!!!

PIPO said...

Lookin' good!

Please let it not be more than 31...but at least you know it won't go over 32. Whew :0)

Cora said...

You might be having a Chinese Christmas, that is so exciting!
I love the new floors, I want them in my house!

AJ's Mama said...

Your cabinets are pretty much the same color we have in our kitchen. And your flooring I think is exactly what we have! Even the shapes of the "knotholes" look the same. So I must say you have very good taste! It looks wonderful!

-Jen-

3D said...

31 done and fingers crossed!

The floors are lovely.

Keep smilin!

Amy said...

Your new floor looks great!

Amy

Scott and Kim said...

Keeping our fingers crossed for the 2/17 LIDs to be included in the next batch of referrals! It is a matter of time now... will it be October or November??? Either will be here fairly soon! :-) Yeah!!

Your floors look beautiful!

Julie said...

You're almost there!

The floors look beautiful and yes they are much easier to clean up after kids!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the new floors..
And I am saying Oct. is the month. .said it from the beginning..
Let's see if I am right..
Hugs..
Have a Great WEek...

Lisa and Tate said...

I freaked out when I saw that the 17th might be it!!! So hoping it is!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the floors! This is on the schedule at Casa de Tate. Just waiting for the re-fi to get done

L

Diana said...

Your floors look GREAT!!! I am sooo hoping RQ is right and you are IN this month. I will be saying a few extra prayers for you.

Susan, Matt, Mia said...

The floors look good.
Wow 31 months. I really hope your time is soon. You shouldn't have to wait any longer to meet your little girl.

Susan

Amy said...

Best wishes on your upcoming referral ;0)

Anne said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that October is your month! :)
Beautiful floors!!
Anne

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Oh I SO hope you get to see your sweet one's face in October! Your floors look fantastic!

~Lynn

Lindsay said...

It must be really hard trying to protect your heart and hope and that same time. Praying for you guys you get your referral in October.

Billy and Maggie said...

Donna your floors look amazing! That must be such a good feeling huh.

Yeah its been 31 Loooong months, and I am so glad the time is finally here. I really hope to see you in China.

Stephe said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the floors! They look amazing!!!

Kramer said...

Love the floors! Yes, I saw the post on RQ also and thought of you. Come on 17th! I can't wait to see that sweet little face.

Carol said...

I really hope the rumors are right because Emily's Gotcha day is October 14th and that would be so cool if you had your referral for October!!

We are holding our breath for you......

Kathryn and Kevin said...

Oh, that is so fantastic that you could be up next and if you aren't, it will definitely be the following month. Woohoo! Finally it is going to happen so very soon. Just a couple more weeks and we should now the cut off forthe next group. I'll keep praying for you.

Elise said...

I have high hopes for an October referral for you too! Happy 31 though!

The floors look amazing! I think hardwook just warms up a house and it is pretty easy to keep clean! Enjoy them!

Kelly & Sindy said...

Donna,

I LOVE THE NEW FLOORS!!! I couldn't
believe my eyes on the RQ!!! I will
keep my fingers crossed that would
be a wonderful blessing!!!!!

Take Care,

Sindy

redmaryjanes said...

You are so close! Oh, I am so excited for you. I can't wait to see your beautiful girl : )

Hugs to your Mom : )

Heather said...

Those floors make your house look like it had a face lift! It is amazing how flooring can do that. We plan on updating too, but with just hitting our 12th month wait... we have approximately 18 months to go.

I have been praying for a October referral too. This is a wonderful Thanksgiving or Christmas present!

Anonymous said...

I am hoping you hear the pitter patter of Lauren's toes on those floors at Chistmas!
Terri(daisybox)

sea star said...

Happy 31! Your almost there!

Beautiful floors!

GGHadden said...

Love those floors! Hope to see a referral on here very soon!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Have a Great Week..
I know you have to be busy getting ready ,, you are getting sooo close..
Hugs..