Sunday, July 13, 2008

Two Words: Fast Judge!

I got a late-night email from our agency last night letting us know that not only are we assigned to a judge now--but it's the FAST judge! Can you believe it???????????

(I will give you a minute to get crazy)

OK, settle down, people! (Scratch that, keep screaming) Jeff and I are just flipping out happy over this news. We're not sure how fast the fast judge is... but anyone called the "fast judge" can't be too slow, right?

Now I can start digging into the big stuff, preparing for Lucy to come home. Like a new double stroller, and a carrier for her (perhaps a sling since she's still so light)... if you have must-haves that you've discovered when bringing home a toddler, let me know!

Happy Sunday, everyone.

Note: If you're considering adoption, may we suggest you wear a helmet or a seat belt of some sort of protective gear when you begin the process. Because this is one heck of a roller coaster.


Anonymous said...

Whew...yes! I'll pray that you have a speed racer kinda of a judge! :-)

best wishes,

Cindy said...

Wow - that's terrific news! I hope fast means fast. . .and you can get started packing soon!


Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

YIPEEEEE! I am thrilled for y'all!!! :) No better news that fast judge! Well, unless its COME GET YOUR BABY!

Noah's Mommy

Expecting Good Things said...

YAY!!! Wow! He must be fast because you were just submitted to court a few days ago, right? Lucy will be planting her sweet feet on US Soil before ya know it. Yipee!!

Unknown said...

JACKIE!!! Screaming screaming screaming over here (practicing for the REAL screaming yet to come ;)
What wonderful news.
For must haves: I LOVE my Beco carrier! It has clips so it's easier than wraps for me and Miranda loves it. I wore her for an hour yesterday while we were out and she was calm and happy (and if you've seen my blog, she's itchy baby these days). This is a review I wrote for fun of mine (with pics)

I can't wait get even more good news on sweet Lucy!

Tisra said...

Tears of joy for you all!!!! Lucy's coming HOME!!!!!

Steve n Coco said...

HA HA!!!! Yeah I needed that moment to scream and get the tears out of my eyes-- sheesh, I feel so invested in this journey! :) Baby girl is ON HER WAY!!!!!! Come on ruling!!


p.s. I LOVE my Ergo Baby carrier. It carries up to 40 lbs, is super easy to put on, and saves your back.

RP Mom said...

YEAH!!!!!!! You have made my day!!! Lucy is going to be here before you know it!!!

Andrea said...



William's Family said...

The light at the end of the tunnel has finally gotten much brighter. I'm thrilled for you that you finally get to go into crazy shopping mode. Go nuts, woman! You've waited long enough.

Tiffany said...

wooooohooooo! can we PLEASE keep this good news coming - it's so long overdue! We're so excited for you. Lucy's coming home and SOON we hope :)

Hugs - tiffany

Jeri said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!! I thought I heard shrieking earlier!:) I'm hoping he'll waive all kinds of waits for you and in one month you'll be on your way back to Taiwan.

Amy, Ryan, Aidan and Lauren said...

Excellent! Yes, keep all the good news deserve it!

Ann said...

I am soooo happy for you. After all that you have been through you deserve the fast judge. I think we got the fast judge too. I want to find out their name so I can thank them. Thank them with all our heart.

Lori & Michael said...

Great news! It's about time you get some good luck and get the fast judge ;) I can't wait to hear what other good news the week brings!


Shelley said...

Hi there,
We have two adopted children from Korea and I first heard about your story months ago from mom-logic when I heard the song for Lucy. That song made me sob. I can empathize with what it is like to wait for your child and know that they are growing up without you. But I need to say, we waited nothing in comparison to your wait and even that was pure agony. So... my point is... although you don't know us, you have been in our thoughts and I couldn't be more happy for you. Congratulations.

JEff said...

Yeah! Hopefully she'll be home really, really, really soon!

Annie said...

about time you had something fast happen! I hope she is home very soon!

Karin and Rob said...

Awesome news! We're so happy for you!

Yvonne Crawford said...

praise the Lord - that is great!

Anonymous said...


Now toddler gear, you ask? Um, for a carrier I would get the Ergo and if you want a sling try Zolowear. A "must have" for me were big, absorbant bibs. I bought a lot on Etsy. They are cute and inexpensive.


Emily said...

love your site - and i am so thrilled for you guys. song for lucy makes me cry every time i hear it!
may i post it on my blog?

you can check it out at:

Rebecca Lily said...

Oh Jackie, I couldn't be more THRILLED!!! I am just bouncing off the walls over here for you all! Hooray for the fast judge! COME HOME SOON, LUCY!!!!! We can't wait!