Sunday, February 27, 2005

Another Rainy Night (Day) in Georgia

MaCayla and I painted Hannah's nursery yesterday as a surprise for Deann. The room is pink, really pink. MaCayla was a big help painting her little sisters room. We also put up the crib and Deann went looking in the attic for MaCayla's baby clothes, which she found and decided to wash and sort. Deann is a bit frustrated not knowing what size Hannah will be when we finally get her.

We are starting to research the details of our trip to China. Everything is a mystery to us right now as we do not know what month we will travel let alone what day. We have a long way to go before we can solidify our agenda, but it is never too early to plan.

I bought a camcorder yesterday and read the manual. I actually read manuals...I know that's a bit unconventional, but it seems to work well for me. The camcorder is nearly smaller than the digital camera we bought in 2002...amazing! I hope to practice using the camcorder now so I can make a movie of the big day when we finally meet Hannah.

As soon as Deann finishes sorting through baby clothes she has piled up in the new nursery I will post a picture of the Winnie the Pooh themed room.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Oh Danny Boy! This one for you Grandpa.
Patrick Cook

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Momma Pat and MaCayla looking like they have a secret!
Patrick Cook

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

MaCayla Cook showing off her 1st Place winning President's Day Poster.
Patrick Cook

Monday, February 14, 2005

Introducing Claire Henry the new daughter of two very special people!
Patrick Cook

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

We have six months to wait for our referral of Hannah. I thought this photo I snapped of a snail would represent our feelings very well.
Patrick Cook

Monday, February 07, 2005

I Need Some Advil...

I turn forty in March. I decided to play basketball this year for our church. Yeah, I know what your thinking, "mid life crisis, must have needed to see if he could still play with the big boys". Your right, and I found out I can still play with the big boys...if they're playing horse or around the world, but not full court basketball. Anyway, my mind still moves in fast motion, but my body is lagging way behind. It has been 15 years since I played. That doesn't sound right. Let me type that again "15 years". Still doesn't sound right. Help! I need some Advil and a heating pad. I know my Mom will get a kick out of reading this.

Friday, February 04, 2005


We have a small pond in front of our house. You can see our house in the background of this picture. I love to teach kids how to fish. This is MaCayla with a Bream she caught a few years ago. I hope Hannah will like fishing. Most kids do. Especially, if they can catch them fast, so they don't get distracted or bored. Catching Bream is perfect for kids because they are small and usually provide plenty of action.
Patrick Cook

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

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Thank you for reading my blog and sharing the emotions we are feeling during our adoption process.

I would like to thank all our family and friends who have been so excited about our decision to bring Hannah into our family. You will never know how much it means to see your genuinely excited faces when we talk about getting Hannah. We feel blessed to have such loving support. Please pray for us as we are unbelievable anxious to travel to China and embrace our new Daughter. The next six months or more, while we wait will be the longest of our lives. The connection we feel for Hannah is ever present and our hearts ache to see her smiling face.