Penny & Chris Goeppner are in the process of adopting two children from Russia.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Here comes 2007!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, we did. Can you believe there's only a few more days left in the year? It's almost 2007! I remember when we were going into the year 2000 like it was yesterday. Everyone was freaked out over Y2K. The funny thing is that our power went out right after midnight that year and we had friends over and Chris immediately was on his knees saying "Let's pray". It turned out that someone crashed into a pole in our neighborhood, hence the loss of power.=) As usual we have no grand plans for New Years. Chris is going to watch the Miami Hurricanes play in what I like to call the "Tidy" Bowl.=) We'll watch the "ball" drop on TV later and pray that our babies come home early this new year. It's so quiet right now in the adoption process. I haven't heard from our agency in about a month, probably because there's no news to report. I've heard about this "silent time" from other families that have been through the process. It kinda feels like it's all a dream and it's not really happening. Chris and I were talking at dinner the other night about how we think it would have been better if we had not gotten pictures of our children. There are other agencies that do not give families pictures of their children until they are in Russia getting ready to meet them. I think that would have been better in our case. It's so hard to look at their pictures these days. I want to hold them and hug them so badly. We're praying that we'll be there soon. Thank you everyone for your continued prayers and support, it means so much to us.

Friday, December 22, 2006


Well, Christmas is almost here. I can hardly believe it. Time flies by so quickly, doesn't it? Maybe not as quickly as I'd like regarding our adoption. A very good friend of mine bought the kids jackets for Christmas. Lydiann's is a jean jacket with a fur trim around the collar and sleeves, it's very cute. Roman's is a very cool black leather bomber. I can't wait to see them in their new jackets.
I've heard from my blogger friends websites that the MOE is finally reaccrediting agencies. I hope that ours is on the top of the stack! It's great news for all of us waiting. I just hope that they are diligent and get all the agencies their reaccreditations asap!
I took my furry little boy, aka Grommit, to a doggy Christmas party at our local dog bakery. He loves going there because the owner always lets him go behind the counter for free treats. The owner was dressed up as Santa and all the dogs could have their photo taken with him. This ordinarily would scare the tar out of Grommit and he'd be a mess, shaking and quivering on Santa's lap but because he has a close relationship with this Santa he was all smiles for the picture. I love my dogbaby, he helps me keep my sanity sometimes.=)
Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Remember what we are celebrating, the birth of our Savior. The best gift ever! Go see The Nativity Story, it's a great reminder.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Well, it's been a long while since we've posted so I thought I'd do just that. Chris has been the blogger in the family as I'm pretty computer illiterate but he has been busy posting on his personal blog that our poor adoption blog has been neglected. In fact I'm sure that there are very few people reading this right now because our last post was in October. I'll have to have Chris make a little mention of the update in his famous Life & Times.
Not much has happened since our last post. We were told that nothing much would happen until our agency was reaccredited. They are projecting that to happen end of January or beginning February. We're praying it happens sooner than anyone expects. Once we are reaccredited, we should receive our travel dates for trip #1 immediately.
I want to thank everyone for their prayers and encouragement through our process. We rely on your prayers to help us through this long journey. I want to ask that you all continue to pray for miracles. We want God to be glorified in every aspect of our adoption. We're praying for the miracle that would bring our kids home before our little boy's second birthday, March 21st. That would be a miracle indeed, but we know God is able!
I'll be trying my best to keep our blog updated. I need to learn how to add links to all my blog friends adoption websites. I am so encouraged as I read their stories. Hopefully Chris can teach me that trick soon.=)