The Nursery

We decided to take a leap of faith and prepare the nursery for whatever God has in store for us. We had looked at brand new furniture, and boy is it pricey. So we pulled up our favorite website for buying used furniture CraigsList. One of the first entries was for a crib and dresser/changing table combo. When we called to check on it they were only a few miles away. We made arrangements to go take a look.

We took a look and loved it and it was a really good price. In talking to the previous owners they had purchased it for their son when they adopted him from Guatemala. So we purchased it and brought it home. It looks so nice. The crib converts to a toddler bed and a full size bed so it is perfect for which ever child our lives are blessed with.

Jenn has decided to paint a mural above the crib to match the bedding set that we picked up.

Here are some pictures.

The crib

Comfy Chair
















The dresser

Now it is just waiting for a child to come and make it their room.

I tried to take a picture of the drawing on the wall that will become the mural, but it does not show very well. I will post pictures when it is complete.


Movie Review – A Shine of Rainbows

Ok I know this is a blog about our adoption journey. So why am I writing a post with a movie review. There is a connection. I promise.

We love to watch movies in our house. Between Redbox and Netflix we are able to see quite a few pretty good movies.

Yesterday we stopped by the Redbox kiosk to see if there was anything interesting. There wasn’t much, but we came across a movie caled A Shine of Rainbows¬†(IMDB link). It is a movie about a boy that was adopted from an orphanage. He has a difficult time being accepted by others except for his adoptive mother who helps him to overcome everything and believe in himself. I won’t tell any more because I hate it when plot summaries ruin the movie. I will say though that it is a beautiful movie set in Ireland. It is very well acted. If you do watch it have a box of tissues handy because you will need it. It is¬†definitely worth seeing.

We rented A Shine of Rainbows from Redbox, Netflix (streaming and disc), and Amazon Instant Video.

Here is the trailer: