A Day of Acquaintence

You always think about the first day of meeting a child being the first day that they are their own person on this earth. The day they are born. The day that their longs fill with enough air to let everyone know that they’re alive. If adding a child to your little family becomes real…

A Leap-Year Update

Last week, I mentioned that we were waiting for a court date. That was the next step after receiving our Article 5 document. Friday we got an email saying that our court process had already started. ALREADY STARTED! So while we won’t need to wait for a specific date, we still have several weeks for…

The Little Paper That Could

It’s been quiet here at our house the last several weeks as we wait for a single paper to allow things to move forward. Last Wednesday, it was finally issued. And rather without any pomp & circumstance I might add, which is fine because it was emailed by people who use the internet. The wonderful…

Day 1000

Well it’s here. Today is literally the 1000th day into this process. We’ve submitted to another grant and are waiting on a document that we need to file for a court date. It’s been a pretty gloomy day, but we did receive some fresh video footage this past week. Let’s just say it was cuteness overload….

The list checker who could check lists

Hi, I’m a type A list makin’ & checkin’ creative of the detailed persuasion, and THIS WEEK we got our immigration approval in the mail, applied for his visa, received my updated passport, and sewed a skirt for our trip. Check, check, and check.Luckily none of this took any leg work on our part since…

Monday Musings

As things are beginning to be completed more frequently, I think I’ll try posting an update once a week. Hopefully that will cut down on how often I need to repeat myself 😉 Last week began in quite a slump. We received a document requesting our child’s birth certificate as proof of age from immigration. The same…

Bon Chance 2016

The new year brings a certain amount of reflection along with looking forward to the future. Everyone feels it regardless if the undertones are positive or negative. For us, 2015 felt like it brought a lot of change and new things, but when I really look at it, so much is the same. We are…

4 Steps to go

In the wonderful world of amusement parks, there’s a solid rule that can be applied to any roller coaster you may face. The bigger the incline, the more wild a ride. Well folks, this has been a very long 32 month incline and I hope you buckled your seat belt and put down that cheese dog because…