May 1 is our 4th anniversary. This weekend Spence and I went to east Tennessee to celebrate while Nana kept Little C. We had a grand time boating, grilling out, sleeping in a wonderful cabin overlooking the Hiwassee River, waking up to rain and lazing around all morning drinking coffee, hiking along Citico Creek (see pics below), my all-time favorite scenic hike, and just jabbering in the car on the 7-hour round-trip drive. Even after 5+ years together, we have so much to talk about and I still think my husband is the greatest!
We were glad to get back home to C, although she had grown somewhat attached to Nana and was reluctant to let her leave.
On the adoption front, I wrote USCIS to inquire about our I-171H. I got the answer I expected: "Our current workload has necessitated our processing being moved to 10 weeks." So there you go. We wait... On the bright side, some of my blogging buddies have had the opportunity to meet and visit with Bethany's in-country director and the director of Yezelalem Minch, the Ethiopian orphanage that Bethany is working with. Both men are visiting the U.S. from Ethiopia. You can read about their visit on Holly's blog.