Friday, March 14, 2008

Random thoughts

It's been exciting to watch all my blog buddies hit new milestones in their adoption pursuits. Unless you're one of us, it's probably hard to imagine getting so pumped up over someone else's fingerprint appointment or arrival of I-171H. But we're really all on this journey together, and some of us may actually travel together in the coming months.

On our end, I've hit a lull in my drive for dossier completion, my passion for paperwork. We've got about 80% of our docs notarized, but I really need to organize and cross check and get the last few items ready in case our I-171H arrives TODAY! I just can't seem to get motivated to do it. Maybe on a subconscious level I'm thinking that if I'm not prepared, it will arrive faster. Then I can scramble to get everything together. I can't wait to get our dossier in the mail. I've been hauling my 10-pound expandable file back and forth to Nashville every week because I can't bear to have it out of my immediate reach. Soon!

This weekend we're going to a big party at the Johnson's farm next door. Peggy, one of the granddaughters, is turning 50 and a bunch of the family is coming to town. Next weekend, we're celebrating Easter at my mom's. A very good friend of the family, Cathy, is coming in from Texas. About 24 years ago, she lived with us as an exchange student (from Grenoble, France), and a couple of weeks ago she officially became an American citizen. So we're going to celebrate.

4 comments:

Lori said...

I totally understand, I never thought I could get so excited that someone I have never officially met got a form in the mail. It sounds ridiculous but it is so exciting. I am glad that there are people out there that will celebrate with me also.

Jeremy and Allison said...

We're so happy for you guys! I was just talking to my mom about how we saw you and Spence at the airport the day we were leaving for China almost three years ago! Lots has changed since then. We're still trying to decide where our next child will come from. I would love to do an Ethiopian adoption, but we'll see what happens. Here's our completely sappy blog. Yeah, I'm a little embarrassed about it. www.lovingizzy.blogspog.com

Holly said...

I know what you mean about not letting your dossier out of your sight! We had everything state sealed yesterday and then all the copies made (oh my goodness that is A LOT of paper for 4 photocopied sets!). My father in law said if we waited til MOnday he could copy everything for free at work; I said "no way" -- for one thing I've waited too long to wait for even 3 more days and secondly, I'm not letting these precious 4 months worth of gathering documents out of my sight!!!!! OH gosh, it feels wonderful to be done with the paperchasing for now. Your turn is coming too.

Craig & Cindy said...

Yay!!! She went to the citizenship swearing in? That's suppose to be really cool.

I'm stoked that you guys are so far along on your dossier. We're still waiting for some magic or divine intervention...LOL...with the health insurance letter....maddening. My binder full of paperwork is looking like George Costanza's wallet er European Portfolio....

Where are you guys located? I thought I knew, but I guess I don't...the farm party sounds fabuloso!!