"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Its in the bag baby! She emailed me the draft two days ago, and it was all good, so she sent it off to be completed by the homestudy agency. I made up the picture sheets we needed and sent those off to be printed today.. those go at the end of the homestudy for the dossier before we send it off to get state certified. My doctors appt is on Tuesday, but she went ahead and sent it off to be finalized without the letter since its coming, and its just a paper needed in the packet.

So yeah... the homestudy is D O N E! :)

As for the dossier, we are basically just waiting for all the FBI stuff, fingerprints, clearance, and the I-171H, and the completed copy of the homestudy, and then the dossier is done too! Our fingerprinting is on the 6th, so hopefully they'll book thier way through thier leg of it and get our approval back soon.

Tomorrow is Halloween. The boys are going to dress as train engineers. They already have all the garb... striped overalls, hats, lanterns, whistles, Al even found my pocket watch to use. It has Mickey Mouse on it, and the batteries are dead, but hey, to a 6yr old thats a pretty sweet prop. :) We pulled out thier plastic trick or treat pumpkins today, and carved the big pumpkin when Al came home from school, and made up the treat bags for the treaters that come to our house (we live out in the country so only get 4-5 treaters, but they sure get a bagfull when they stop here though! :))

So thats that. Homestudy... check. Dossier... almost check. A family ready for thier new daughter/sister? BIG CHECK!

1 comment:

Christina said...

Congratulations on that BIG hurdle out of the way.