Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Where do I start?

April has been busy! I can't believe its almost over.

I was looking around my apartment this morning at empty boxes I need to fill and asked my self "Where do I start?"

Than I thought, "hum, that's a good blog title"; so I'm ignoring my empty boxes and writting about what's happened this month instead. So, yes, this is a long post about my month and I'll be amazed if anyone can even get through the first paragraph:)

The Wednesday before Easter I drove down to Fresno to start putting together my sister's shower at my parents house. It was a lot of fun, but also exhausting. I'm so glad I had my mom, Aunt Jan, Karey and Marnie to help. By the time Saturday came around I was so tired - and my tiredness was noticeable on every picture of me. It didn't help that I had a "wardrobe malfunction" which the Ann Taylor dress I had planned on wearing and had to wear another one that wasn't as flattering. But the most important part is that Kristi had a wonderful time! She loved the party and couldn't believe how many people made the trip to come a see her. She felt special and loved and it was totally worth the all the work. (I would post pictures but I forgot to take my camera, so I'm waiting to get some of the pix from my parents.)

Alex and I have decided to move. We found a place in Martinez, which is about 20 minuites south-east of where we are now. We have friends living in the same apartments, so Alex can carpool to school, and the rent is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than what we are paying now. So I'm looking forward to living near friends again, and in a town that has more than a just a Walmart for shopping. Martinez is also in Contra Costa County- which is important because we are still considering adopting though the foster care system and they have a great program. We've both felt called to fost-adopt but we are praying about whether right now is the right time.

Last weekend, for our anniversary, Alex and I went to a Weekened to Remember conference in Sonoma. We had been to marriage retreats before and thought this would be similar, but it was so much better! We both feel like we came away from the weekend understanding each other better and more focused on our marriage and each other.

So that's been my month. I guess I have to go pack now....

Monday, April 20, 2009

7 years ago today...

I married my best friend and made the best decision of my life.

We've had our ups and downs, and some really hard years, but it's all been worth it having my best friend by my side.

Happy Anniversary Hubbs!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hurry Up and Wait

I guess I've always assumed that once I wanted to start the adoption process, that the agency I want to work with would have us come in right than and we would get started right away.

Apparently I was wrong. So very wrong.

So the first step is to attend an information meeting, which they usually do one a month. This month we will be at the "Weekend to Remember" conference in Sonoma the weekend of our anniversary's - and of course, this months meeting landing on that weekend, so April's out. Their meeting next month lands on the week of Alex's finals, so May's out. So that means that we can't even start the process until after the information meeting in June.

But that's not all, folks.

The first step in the process is doing the all day adoption seminar. Which isn't until late July. They only do one once every other month, and we can't go to the May seminar because, of course, its the week of Alex's finials.

So I have to wait 3 months to even start the process! Once the process is started (info meeting) they say that it usually takes 3-6 months to do the profile and prepare the home study. So the soonest my profile will be up is in October.


Someone told me adoption was a bunch of "hurry up and wait" but I had no idea it would be like this. Realistically, 3 months is not that long. And we are looking into a few other adoption agencies so it may be sooner.

I'm just so ready for a baby its hard to think logically that things take time. I mean even pregnant women have to wait 9 months before they hold their new little ones!