Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sorry for the lack of updates...

Well, we met with our SW Friday and completed the "re-interview" process, successfully got all our documents notarized, and got the docs license without even a raised eyebrow!  Things we sent out in the mail are trickling back in, which is nice.  I'm sending the marriage certs BACK to Nevada to get them apostilled... long story.  We should be pretty darn close to submitting our dossier paperwork once we have the homestudy.

Lance asked me if I was sick a couple of days ago.  "Why?" I asked.  He said "You haven't even opened 'The Notebook' (our dossier paperwork) in two days!"  Masterful planning on my part?  Nah!  Just a very straightforward process, made easier by our lovely town and state.  Seriously.  This process (except for the fingerprinting) has been a dream this time around.

Jack has been having a grand time this summer, lots of visits to the park and the beach.  Despite sunblock he's getting a little tan, specially on his neck!  My cousin and her family are coming out next week, so we're gearing up for some family fun time.  Planning on heading to Plimoth Plantation and taking a Duck tour for starters, who knows what else we'll do?

We'll keep you posted on our progress!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Gearing up the next paperwork push...

Here we are at the beginning of a new week.  I've been hustling over here like a one-armed paper hanger!  We're going to our final meeting with our social worker on Friday morning, then heading to the bank to notarize the first batch of documents for our dossier.  There's ONLY sixteen of them... this time.  After the bank, we have to convince our PCP (primary care physician) to cough up a copy of her medical license, something they tend to not want to do.  Ahhhh, but charm and good looks will prevail... we hope!

We've got documents scattered all over the country at this point.  Some in Nevada, some in West Virginia, some in Georgia.  That's the hardest part... waiting for people to do what they need to do.  We're nothing but a document to them, unfortunately.  One more piece of paper that crosses their desk.  They have no idea that a little boy in another country is waiting for them, and waiting for us.  That's the weird part of all this... he's been born and is living his life unaware of the changes that are coming.

We're coming little man.... we're coming.

The picture at the top is from our camping trip to NH on the summit of Mt. Washington.  Little man did so well!!