Monday, May 7, 2007


Now that the wedding festivities for SIL have died down and the Kentucky Derby is over (a big event in this area and a vital part of Stu's new job), life is back to a normal pace. I find myself savoring every moment with S and M, knowing how much their little worlds are going to be rocked soon with our travels to Russia and the addition of HotDog. I woke up in a great mood this morning: the sun was shining and there is so much that I am anxiously awaiting:

-Accreditation of some agencies (although it may not happen immediately, I think the small activity we're seeing right now should bring good news soon)
-our 7th anniversary is next weekend (I can't believe it's been 7 years?!!?)
-And of course, the big PHONE CALL! Realistically I don't think we'll hear anything before the beginning of June, but still...that's only a few weeks away. I'm getting so excited just thinking about how close we are.

All of this anticipation is leading to a serious case of nesting too! Although we've lived in this house for 2.5 years now, there are still so many things we need to do to put our mark on this place. Between a major renovation on the outside and M's adoption, the inside of our house has been put on the back burner. Well, yesterday I went shopping for all of those finishing touches that I've dreamed about since we moved in. At last we can finally make this house our home. I'm also dying to start on the nursery but little M is resisting all efforts to move out and make way for his little sister. I thought he would be thrilled to move into a big boy room but he will have none of it. We've still got awhile before HotDog will need it so we'll just keep gradually nudging him towards it. In the meantime, I've got plenty to do to keep me occupied.


Ktates said...

I had to comment b/c my 7th anniversary is next weekend too - so I will say a little prayer for you that you hear something soon about accreditation - I can't imagine how frustrating it is.

Hang in there!
Karen - Mom to A from St. Petersburg, Russia

by the way - you have a beautiful family!

kate said...

How fun! I love all the little nesty projects that come up.

mommyto5 said...

Praying you hear good news soon,M will be so excited when the time comes for his sister to have his room. Have fun preparing for your little girl:)

Dede said...

I just noticed from the CHI waiting families list that we have the same last name. We are listed right below you. We are hoping to get our Big Call someday soon!

Christen & Frank said...

Hang in there! You will get the call soon! Just think how long you've been waiting for a daughter. A month or so will go by sooo quickly!

Spring cleaning and nesting.... you will be busy. We're moving to a new condo, so I understand... packing, sorting, organizing, etc. Sometimes that is great therapy though!

So glad to be back in blogland... I missed my bloggy friends :)