Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I just wanted to update everyone on how the adoption process is coming along. We are officially on the down hill side of things (I think!). We have all the papers, and they are all filled out. Now, we just have to get Ken's criminal history record, his child abuse history record, a new birth certificate form, and submit the forms to the court! After that, they will give us our Hearing date and Aden will OFFICIALLY belong to Ken and me! I can't wait!
Thanks to all of you for being so supportive and excited for us during this whole process. We really appreciate it.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I look back on my childhood and I seriously don't know how my mom did what she did. When we were little she made dinner EVERY night, she made half of the clothes we wore, she did all of our laundry, she took us to the dentist every 6 months, she took us to our sporting events and dance competitions, she did everything! I have so much adoration and respect for my mom. She is the strongest woman I know, and I feel very lucky to have her for my mom. I hope that one day I can be half the mother that she is and was.
For this Mother's Day I was totally spoiled by Ken. He got me the greatest gift! It is an iRobot...yeah, you know, one of those robot vacuums that does all the work for you. You just have to push a little button and that thing wanders around the whole house cleaning up! It is amazing! We just sat and watched it for a while the other night. There were two little crumbs that we had our eye on, and we were just waiting for Robert (Yes, we already named him) to pick them up. He works in a very specific pattern, so it took him a minute...he kept going right next to where the crumbs were. But, after a few minutes of waiting (not so patiently) he got the crumbs we had our eyes on! I was so excited about it that I let out a "GO ROBERT!" Ha ha ha, now that I think about it, that is pretty pathetic. Anyway, I love my new gift. Thank you Ken!
Monday, May 5, 2008
So, the other day I was talking to Ken about going to my cousin's upcoming wedding. Aden overheard us and he said "I want to get married to you, Mama." (I loved that!) I said to him, "Aden when you get bigger, and you find a girl that you love, you can marry her." He quickly replies, "Oh...OKAY...well, I love Jaynie."
Thursday, May 1, 2008
So I created this blog because I thought it would be a good way to keep everyone up to date on our little family. Apparently I forgot that I am so crazy BUSY all the time that I rarely have the time to sit down and BLOG! So...I just want to give everyone a little update on the Gentry fam.
All is well in the Gentry household. Ken is still working the swing shift, and I am working the day shift. We don't see each other much, except on weekends. It is really hard, but we make it work. I hate the idea of Aden going to day care. Maybe one day when he goes to school Ken can get a day job and we can be like a normal family...what is a "normal family" though? I often wonder what is normal these days...
Since we have now been married for a year (and a few months) we can finally take the next step and have Ken adopt Aden! I am so excited for this. I have been doing a lot of research online, and we are hoping to have it done by July of this year. It won't change a lot of things right now, but it will make me feel more COMPLETE. :) I will keep you all posted on how that goes.