News around here is that we have been approved by America World to continue the process of adoption! With that said, Rwanda, like stated in an earlier blog post is not currently accepting applications for adoption. So we've decided to proceed further and do our home study through America World and then do an independent adoption, working with an attorney in Uganda to try to adopt two boys ages 0-2 from Uganda.

We are excited for what the future holds, and also know that it is a wait, at least 12-17 mos. and we are used to waiting but I am starting to get a little excited... I'm trying to guard my heart still. But also look forward to what the LORD has in store for our family in the future.

Andrew is warming up to the idea of having brothers. At first he didn't get it. I still haven't said too much to him. He does like the idea that he would have some siblings to play baseball with him more. :)

Today Andrew and I had so much fun, we had a "Bible date." He knew about it yesterday and this morning I was woken up by him holding his Bible, telling me he was ready for his Bible date. I love it! God is good! And He totally put that desire in his heart. It is beautiful to see some moments like this as a mom. There was a catch - he got to have candy and popcorn too! So after cereal, we had jelly beans and read the ENTIRE story Bible. Crazy, I know, but SO fun! He paid attention for most of it, just missed a few chapters in our third hour of reading - while he colored. But I still continued reading and I think he was still listening! :) God works and is at work!

PINTEREST: LETS TALK PINTEREST, FRIENDS. Have you heard of it? Do you use it? The nesting instinct is kicking in already! I had a blast today "pinning" all kinds of gorgeous pictures from the internet of bunk bed rooms, mantle decoration ideas (for Christmas!) (What?!) and so much more. I really do enjoy making my house feel like a home. It doesn't matter the size, it doesn't matter the budget. We lived in a tiny 370 sq. ft. studio loft with Andrew after he was born, until he was 6 mos. old. I STILL found myself wanting to rearrange, make the space homey, etc. There is only so much you can do in a small space and you certainly don't have extra room to store random decor items. I've come to the conclusion though, that it's a motherly instinct. I just love to make my house feel like a peaceful, relaxing, fun, loving environment that they and other people can come to and feel welcome. Are you the same way?

Here are just a few of the images I pinned today... since our office room might one day be a bedroom with two beds in it (Lord willing), I was considering all of the potential options for our current coat closet downstairs. What do you think? Should I change our coat closet to an office desk nook? A built in library? A sitting/reading area? A curtained coat closet? There are some adorable ways to fix up a little closet nook these days! Here are just a few. Enjoy!