Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Goodbye Summer Lovin'

We have officially been thrust into fall. Not only is the sunshine gone, but my house has been turned into renovation chaos! Have I mentioned before how much I love living in disorder? Egad!

I am sad to see the season go, but excited to see what the fall and winter brings. Hopefully a referral! Imagine has signed on a new orphanage and will be exclusive with them. This is excellent news and hopefully we see an increase in monthly referrals! This may be unrealistic thinking, but I'm still holding out hope that we'll have news before Christmas.

We finally finished our medicals AGAIN (this is the 3rd time we've done them!). We get fingerprinted tomorrow and then everything is ready to go. I'm not as sad as I thought I would be to be doing this again. I'm still furious about the fees, and I'm not thrilled that we are 3.5 years and no referral, but I'm oddly content. I must be maturing... Lets just keep that between us.

This week I'll be trying to keep my husband from losing his patience (totally too late), and my kitchen from turning into a hazard zone (also way too late). Wish us luck in completing our kitchen by 2011 (yes, this is supposed to be a week reno). I wonder what will come first, our referral or a beautiful functioning kitchen? That's a stumper.

Have a great week, and if you crave some summer lovin' I recommend listening to She & Him to perk up your mood and warm up your soul.

J xx

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  1. I hope both kitchen and referral come sooner than expected! I fear I am totally ignorant on the subject - how do you get a referral anyway?

    p.s. I almost didn't recognize Miss. Deschanel without the trademark bangs!

  2. You get a referral by waiting patiently for years, and years, and years... ; )

    A referral means you are matched with a child, which merely involves an appropriate child is available. It is done in order of when your dossier arrives in Ethiopia, and depends on your age ranges, sex, and so on specified. Our dte was oct/08 and our request is a child 0-12 months either sex. After that we wait for a court date to travel and meet them briefly, and then we come home and wait for their visa to be issued. This will likely take 6-8 more more months. That in a nutshell is the process! Our dossier expires two years after arriving which is why we are updating all our documents.

    I ♥ Zooey. She is so adorable!! xx

  3. I do love fall in Alaska... probably my favorite season! I just so wish it didn't come right before winter! ;)


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