Saturday, February 14, 2009


Valentine's Day

My brother and sister-in-law just left. We had a blast hanging out with the family and some friends last night.

No big plans for today - just spending a relaxing weekend with my main squeeze.

We'll be working on the 'nursery' and putting the crib together. Then it's off to find fabric for the bedding. My sister will be making it for us - she's so fab.

Whether you go out for a night on the town, stay in and snuggle, or watch a good movie alone - I hope you have a lovely day.

::k spade::

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I've done it again. I've found something new to spend all my time obsessing over - searching for and saving pictures, buying scraps of paper and fabric.

The nursery.

It all started last night on Rate My Space. I was just looking for some cute gender neutral nursery ideas. Now I can't stop.

Of course, we still haven't made a dent in that room I showed you below, but I have grand plans for it when we do! Here are a few ideas. (most from Rate My Space, but I didn't record who they belonged to).

::Cute and colorful::

I love the Martha Stewart paper flowers. I love the crazy patterned curtains. I really love that over-sized chair -- I'll add that to my wish list.

I like the colors in the pic, but I also thought something like this would be cute::

stolen from a scrapbook page here.

I think the shades of turqoise and lime green are adorable - and could definitely work for a boy or a girl.

::blue/brown paisley::

Those curtains are fabulous. Although I'm kind of over the blue/brown thing, I think this look could work for a boy or girl too - add some frilly pink for a girl or keep it butch (butch paisley? is that possible?) for a boy.

What do you think? Am I off to a good start or off base completely? Do you have any cute gender neutral ideas?

My brother & sister-in-law are coming up this weekend and brining their crib! I'm so excited to set it up and start working on the room. Maybe having a piece of furniture to add to the room will help motivate us to clean it out...or not.

I just realized I never posted about our visit on Monday. It went really well. Very quick, much quicker than I expected. I found out early Monday from Beth at A'sH that I needed to baby proof the house. So, I left work early and rushed to Walmart to get outlet covers and cabinet locks. Turns out, I didn't really have to rush - we have plenty of time. But, now we have a nice start on it. The walk through was really brief. CW basically wanted to know where the baby would sleep (I showed her the disaster nursery! Eek!) and make sure we were clean and suitable. I think we passed :)

She's given us an estimated placement of May. I'm hoping we can push it up a few weeks because I'm off the last two weeks of April. We start taking our DHS classes on March 2nd. It works out perfectly that I get off at 4:00 every day in March and have no calls! So, we will take our classes from 6-9 every Monday and Thursday for the entire month!

I can't believe this is all happening! It hasn't sunk in that we will have a baby in our arms by this summer! How crazy is that? CW kept mentioning that we need to be prepared for several placements before we are able to adopt. It could be our 2nd baby and it could be our 7th that makes it's permanent home in the Corbin house. I'm not sure how we'll handle it if it turns out to be the second scenario - but I have faith that God will give us the tools we need to do it. I'm praying that our first match is 'the one', but we'll see!

Ok, this turned into a long update...that's all for now :)

Friday, February 6, 2009



01. Off Friday - spent several hours at the SS administration office to get a new card.
02. Fingerprints at the jail...again.
03. Dinner with the husband at Iguana Mexican Grill - our new favorito place. I'm jonesin' for a Coral snake margarita.
04. On call on Saturday - 30 straight hours of catchin' babies.
05. Chili cook off Corbin style.
06. Cleaning frenzy on Sunday because......

We have a house visit! Our case worker (we have a case worker now, btw...makes it feel more legit) called yesterday to set up a visit. This isn't our official home study - just a walk through.

Guess I should start working on this:

That would be our future nursery. I don't think we could fit a baby in there right now if we wanted to.