Friday, November 11, 2011


Wow. First of all, I am exhausted!! First week of extended day for my kinders with an increasingly difficult new student and lots of emotions this week, make for a very tired me! I commented to Hubby earlier.."It's ONLY 11:15?! It feels like 3am!" (and I might as well mentioned, I passed out on the couch for a good 40 minutes!) Hooray for a 3 day weekend....for which I am uber excited for.

On the adoption front, yesterday Hubby had his physical and will go in on Monday for his labs.  I went in today and lucky me (thank you IF) I have had all of my labs done over the last two years to cover all the tests. I don't need any pokes at all and I find it just a smidgen funny.  These forms need to be notarized and my papers are in the medical office until I go next week to have them notarized by my FIL (who is notarizing our documents to help us save money).  Although this saving has been a thorn in my side the last few weeks.

Originally today was supposed to be a deep cleaning day. Our 4th and final homestudy (!!) is now going to be on the 21st instead of the 14th due to paperwork needing to be notarized.  Hopefully, my FIL will follow through and we will have it all done by mid week. So, we get an extra week to finish a few things (like our remodeled, almost finished upstairs bathroom) since beginning Sunday, Hubby should be done with all the physical store stuff!! Double hooray!!!  I am really happy to be moving along with our adoption. It is nice to have something to look forward to and feel excited about again.  Today I sent in paperwork to the placing agency we will most likely be using. I have a phone appointment tomorrow with our homestudy agency to firm up our decision, although it is most likely already made!

We are also having our first (hopefully annual!) Friendsgiving on Saturday.  I don't know about you, but there is something special about cooking holiday foods and I always want to share with friends.  However, for obvious reasons, everyone is always busy those days! So I thought this year I would invite my dearest friends over to my home and we would have our own Thanksgiving.....Friendsgiving it is! I have a lot to be thankful for and their friendship has been so meaningful these last few years, especially the last few months. I truly don't know where I would be if these ladies weren't around to pick me up off the floor.

In the morning, I am watching my nieces until early afternoon since their daycare/preschool is closed. Lucky me! I got a three minute hug/snuggle from my youngest one on Wednesday night. I haven't spent as much time with them recently, I have been so busy with school. Time to change that back! I simply adore these girls, they are my loves.

My nieces Little P and Big C at Muir Woods earlier this fall.


  1. Friendsgiving sounds lovely! Enjoy. Your neices are just gorgeous!! xx

  2. I wish I could go to your Friendsgiving :) I'm sure it will be amazing!

    Your nieces are beautiful. I wish so much that my sister had kids so I could get a niece/nephew snuggle. :(

    Best of luck with your home study. Every time I read an adoption blog, I can't believe how much time and work is involved. But I know you're up to the task. It is soo good to hear you upbeat and hopeful again :)

  3. Friendsgiving is a wonderful idea! It will just be me and hubby for the holiday this year - so it will be a quiet one - which is likely to be a little odd, but since we are moving "home" next summer it will be the last.
    I am so excited for you for your adoption, it is great to "see" you excited about it and I am hoping the process goes as quickly as possible!!

  4. Friendsgiving sounds like such a wonderful idea :)) Thinking of you for all your adoption preparation and home study... hope it all goes well and gets you one step closer to your little one/s asap. Love always xoxo

  5. I have been reading your blog for a while. I am really excited that you are moving on to the next step - it sounds to me like any adoption agency will love you! You clearly love children and are well equipped in your line of work to bring one up...

    Best of luck with the adoption process - I look forward to hearing some good news soon!