Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wheels for six

Here you can see our latest adoption preparation acquisition. We purchased a used Dodge Grand Caravan yesterday. Mike was in charge of all negotiations and did remarkably well! E & A think the new van is "cool."

Monday, June 9, 2008

Geography Fun

I love to travel. The incredible diversity and beauty of our natural world amazes me. A friend sent me the following fun link that tests one's geographical knowledge. Give it a try!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Wonderful World of Waiting

After all the encouragement and sense of support I have gained from reading the blogs of others journeying through the adoption process, I have decided to try my hand at a journal of my own. We have completed our paper-chasing duties, sent the precious bundle of documents to our agency, and expect it to be on its way to Ethiopia by the end of next week. For me, finishing the paperwork has been a huge relief. Although many refer to that stage as the "paper pregnancy," I found it to be more like the work of conception. (That last line may sound rather odd to anyone who has not experienced infertility. For those who have struggled for months/years in various efforts to conceive, you may understand more readily.) I am just now feeling those fluttery emotions of joyful anticipation one might experience when pregnancy is confirmed. I think I will enjoy the wait...