Thursday, January 31, 2008

I'm Okay!

Hey Everyone - Just a note to let everyone know that I really am okay. I appreciate all the emails and concern everyone has shown. I unfortunately caught a bug after Christmas and have been struggling with it ever since. Troy caught it too and I think we passed it back and forth a couple of times. I think I am finally starting to feel better. Shoud've gotten a flu shot...maybe next year!!

I'll be catching up on blogs within the next few days and can't wait to read everyone's updates!!

Hopefully we'll have adoption related news to post soon!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Just What I Needed

Today I got just what I needed. A day off!! It is pouring the snow here and I did't make it in to work. I tried, I really did, but halfway up the mountain (yes, I cross a mountain everyday) I turned it around. No way was I commuting 45 mintues and then coming back in worse conditions!! So, I am at home and loving it. Check out my rotten babies, who just love having mommy home for the day with them. (left to right) Ruby, Jerry and Elka - spoiled? Nope!
I need to say thank you to two of my greatest friends and fellow bloggers. Yesterday Becky and Carey managed to keep me going about the adoption. I had a rotten day with no news from Russia, discovering four documents from my homestudy were notarized incorrectly, after I paid $10.00 a piece for apostilles and still feeling like we have waited too long. Both of them lifted my spirits and everything is working out. My homestudy agency emailed me this morning and offered to drive the documents to me (an hour and a half away) and they also offered to pay for the apostilles. We are taking them up on the apostilles, but it works out that Troy can pick up the documents as he is working close by there today and tomorrow. As for the no news from Russia, I keep reminding myself that God's plan for us is greater and He is watching over the right child for us at this very minute and we will hear news when He is ready.

So, another week is almost gone by and we pray that today or tomorrow, or even next week we hear news about traveling to meet our litle man.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

And It’s Off

It’s official – we have mailed out certified, return receipt requested, our money, our homestudy update and our Form I290-B to USCIS for the change in age range of the child we requested to be approved. Here’s hoping they stick to their 30 day processing time. The last go around I had to get our Congressman involved to find out where our I171-H had disappeared to. I’d like to ask for some prayers that the I290-B will be approved and sent back to us in a timely manner!!

We are also getting ready (tomorrow) I think to send off some additional documents for apostilling. Unfortunately there is no cap here for the fees and it is $10.00 a document. We have spent a small fortune in apostilling and we should own stock in Fed Ex at this point!! We have tons of other forms getting ready to expire so we are in contact with our coordinator about which ones we should worry about now.

I wish we had news of a referral, but we know that will come in time.