Wednesday, March 31, 2010


FBI fingerprints round 2 = unreadable. Very annoying.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Why is this so important? Why do we keep pressing on? It's things like this that remind me that we should move quickly...

Please watch the video.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Keeping it real

Sometimes it is easy to forget where you are going if you don't stop and smell the roses along the way.

My best friend (Mr. N) and I went to Miami for a few days for business, but we did get to spend some quiet time together and we also enjoyed some great meals and good friends. He and I walked through the Fairchild Gardens and took time to laugh and love. We talked about our future and how wonderful it will be to have our little burunduk to share all of this with.

He really is amazing. I know that he will be the best dad ever.

The only thing that can make the roses along the path smell sweeter is having a tiny hand to hold while we're doing it (and a tiny nose to share it with).

We love you...wherever you are.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Brief Update

Yesterday I came home to a FedEx envelope. I had no idea that the apostilled passports would get back so quickly! I'm impressed. We put together the packet, copied it this morning and dropped it off at FedEx this morning.

In addition to getting the registration documents done last night I also called the agency to review the dossier. It looks pretty easy and at least half of it was done with the home study! I haven't looked at some of the forms, but it's nothing we can't tackle. I also started the I-600 form. Today I made sure that we could use the home photos and passports that we already did and we can! Whew! I also went to the courthouse and got certified copies of our deeds. Moving right along. We can't move too fast though because we need to save $$$. If we move fast and finish this year we might get the tax credit...but we don't have the upfront cash at the moment....soooooooooo. Kind of a double edge sword. I know it will all work itself out and I shouldn't get too stressed out. I should work at a pace that I am happy with...and that is what I plan to do. :)

This weekend our good friends J and A are getting married and we are very excited. It will be a happy occasion for so many. I am glad that tomorrow is Friday.

I am thankful that I get to have this experience with the most wonderful man in the world. I really am lucky! I have a wonderful life with a great husband, wonderful family, fantastic friends and cute furry children.


Monday, March 8, 2010

and you thought turtles were slow...

My birthday was last week and Mr. N. and I had a special day together the day before. We went for a drive and had a delicious lunch. The whole day was perfect and the sun was out...not too hot. Gotta love Florida springs!

Sorry I have been slow to post about our progress but really nothing has been going on. We have been working on the registration paperwork which was pretty easy but it took us a few weeks to complete. I think we needed a little rest after the home study. We sent notarized copies of the passports to the department of state for the apostille today. Whew! accomplishment! The rest of the paperwork for the registration is complete so once the passports are back we can send in the whole packet. Of course we are still waiting on my FBI background checks (the re-do) to finalize the home study (and that could still be 2 months). This week (and yes I know I've said it before) I am going to start the dossier. I will call the coordinator this week to review all of the needed documents. Hopefully Wednesday...Tuesday is out because LOST is on and we can't miss that. We are excited about starting the dossier! I just want to get all this paperwork DONE! I found a t-shirt online yesterday that says "so far no morning sickness...but the paper cuts are terrible!" That about sums it up for us.

Hang in there sweets...mama and daddy will be there soon!