Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

Ok...online classes - DONE! Thanks for the tip in printing everything off Amy - that helped a lot. We are getting ready for our homestudy visit at our house next week Monday. Of course I want things around the house to be perfect, so I'm driving Tim a little nuts. We also received our fingerprint appt in the mail today. So, we'll go to Milwaukee on June 9th to have that done. We feel so blessed to not have hit any major bumps yet, things are really going smoothly.
A friend forwarded this article to us today and well it's interesting and frustrating to say the least. Check it out...

Here are a few pics from this weekend. We had Tammie, Levi and our adorable nieces over for a cookout and some smores.

Ava "roasting" her marshmallow that is nowhere near the fire. hehe

Marshmallow in one hand...chocolate in the other...

Me & Bayli

Tim & Ava (best buds)

I hope everyone had a nice long weekend! I'm very happy to have a 4 day work week! :)


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

4th homestudy visit

We had our 4th homestudy visit tonight, so only 1 more to go. Tonight was more of an educational session. She was informing us of a lot of issues that could come up and just basic info we should know. We really enjoyed the session tonight. She will then come to our house in 2 weeks for our final visit. This gives us some time to get a few things done around the house and gives our references time to get their packets sent in. We also need to get started on our on-line classes. So, we will continue to be busy the next few weeks in getting everything done. That's it for now....off to watch American Idol!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Slacker McSlackerson

I know I know... I haven't posted in 1 1/2 weeks! It's been a very busy 2 weeks. Tim was in Seattle for a little over a week for work and I had lots going on and still trying to do as much paperwork as possible. We've done really well in getting stuff done. We have almost all of the homestudy paperwork in...just a few things left to do. We had 2 homestudy visits last week and have another one this Tuesday. After that one - we'll have just one more left. Then it's finishing up the dossier work and awaiting for our fingerprint appointment. We are just trying to take it one day at a time. We're SO excited about all of the referrals that were given out and for all of you that have moved down that list now! And also for all of the families that just came home this past weekend. Can't wait to read all about it and see lots of pictures!

Hope everyone had a good weekend!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


We received our dossier in the mail today - YAY!! Now I can REALLY get started. I also talked with Martha (Ethiopia Program Director) on the phone today and she assigned Julie as our caseworker. I should be talking with Julie soon to meet her and go through all of the paperwork. Ok, I'm off to do some reading!

Please say a prayer for the Gresham family as they are traveling in a few days to Ethiopia to pick up their son! How exciting!!


Thursday, May 1, 2008

1st Homestudy Visit Done!

We had our 1st homestudy visit tonight and it went really well. We went through lots and lots of paperwork and then started the interview process. Our socialworker is really nice and very easy to talk to. Tim and I both felt very comfortable talking with her. We now have lots of paperwork to go through, read and fill out - we'll get started on that right away. Our next visit with her is on the 15th and then again on the 20th. She said that we should be done by end of May or first week in June. So, we're hoping that we don't hit any bumps so we can indeed move that fast. We are really excited because we were a little nervous going in for our first visit, but it turned out to be just fine. We are hoping to get our dossier in the mail next week, so we can start checking stuff off the list. I'm a big list person - love them, so very excited to get that started. We are learning new stuff everyday and are loving all of it.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!