Saturday, June 30, 2007

First Homestudy Visit

Our first homestudy visit is done!! Corrie, our social worker, came over this morning. We spent a few hours talking about our families, our marriage, and our parenting plan. It was actually a really enjoyable experience. The hardest part of the whole thing for me was when she asked me to describe my parents. I don't know why that was hard for me...I guess they are just "mom" and "dad!" I was a little distraught about the fact that our house is still in a minor state of disarray, but she didn't really even look around, which was kind of nice!! I can take the boxes that I hid out of the closet now. :) Thanks everyone for praying for our visit!

We have one more visit with Corrie down at the agency in 2 weeks. I asked her if she thought we could be on the waiting list by September, and she said that if we weren't on the list in August she'd be suprised. I'm going to start working this week at gathering the paperwork that we can now. Corrie said that the current wait time is 5-7 months for a referral, so the sooner we can get our dossier in to the agency the better (in my opinion). We know, though, that God will work things out so that the right child becomes part of our family and it won't matter if we get our dossier in at the end of July or the end of September.

So, that's the latest update! Hopefully it won't be too long before I can post that we are officially waiting....

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Woo Hoo

Aaron got a phone call today from our social worker! We have our first homestudy visit on Saturday!!! Our social worker is technically on maternity leave until early July, but she is going to be in Duluth this weekend and decided to get a head start on us. Isn't that nice? We're excited to get it started! I just hope she remembers that we've lived in our house for a whopping 3 weeks. :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Updates and pictures

Hey Everyone
Well, our house is finally starting to feel like home, so that's nice! Last weekend was Grandma's Marathon - here are some pictures of my mom and sister running it.

I didn't get as many good pictures this year as I did in the past, but oh well. I guess that's how it goes sometimes.

In other news - we submitted our self study to our adoption agency today! YEAH!!! Now we will get assigned a social worker and begin our homestudy. I hope it goes quickly!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Starting to settle in

First of all, I need to make a correction. I sent out an email with our new address on it, and, like an idiot, I spelled our street name wrong. It is "FARIBAULT."

Anyway. We're here, moved in, not unpacked, but in the process. I think I'll be a really happy camper in a few days when we can see the floor in our room and we get a few more boxes unpacked. We are really thankful that the weather turned out to be just fine - I think that it rained a total of 10 minutes on Thursday. We are VERY thankful to our friends and family who brought us food and helped us move, unpack, and paint. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

So here's a quick funny story about moving day. Aaron and I went back to the old house for a final quick walk through to make sure we didn't forget anything and that it was clean. Everything looked good, so we left our extra keys on a shelf, locked the door, and went out to the cars. Aaron went to start the car and realized he left ALL his keys inside the house and we had no way of getting in! So we called and left a message for the new homeowners asking if we could stop by to get the keys. We drove home to our new house and I was looking for my bathroom bag to get my glasses. I couldn't find it. I had LEFT IT AT THE OLD HOUSE!! What an idiot. I was pretty mad, to say the least! Anyway, all is well - we have our keys and my bathroom bag and we're on our way to making this house become home.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

It's going to be crazy

Tomorrow is moving day. 3:00 is the original plan to start loading things up. They've been talking all week about rain on Thursday, but now they are saying "severe weather" "strong winds" "large hail" "possible tornados" all starting THURSDAY AFTERNOON!! (I don't believe for one minute we'll get a tornado in Duluth, but large hail....see my post a few weeks back for that!!). Anyway, it should make for an interesting moving day! We'll keep you posted.

Sunday, June 3, 2007


Hey everyone
My mom and sister are running Grandma's half marathon in a few weeks. They need some ideas for quotes on their shirts - check out their blog for details. There is a link to the right!