Monday, January 25, 2010


Tomorrow is our first visit with a social worker.  It's more like a pre-application meeting, a time for us to ask a lot of questions and get some more information to think about.  I'm pretty excited, since this will be the first "real" step we're taking toward adding to our family.  I have a list of questions ready to go and I'm sure I'll think of more as we talk.

I feel really calm about this whole process, which is odd for me.  I'm excited, but not afraid.  We still haven't figured out how to pay for everything, but we'll find a way.  We're going to start selling a few items that we don't need, and we're cutting back on some of our expenses.  It's not a lot, but every little thing adds up.  There's always the possibility that Eric could get a second job also.   I hope it doesn't come to that since we already both work all day, but we'll do what we need to do to make this happen.

Everything else is pretty typical around here lately.  Work, daycare, church, and dance lessons are taking up the majority of our time as usual.  The girls are really getting excited about getting their recital costumes.  They are going to look so adorable!  I'll probably go overboard with the pictures, but you only get your very first dance recital once!

This morning Kera wanted to take her sister's Leapster in the car.  I told her no, and then she stops her little foot and says "Ah, Barnacles!"  I about died laughing.  I think she's been watching too much Spongebob!


  1. Good luck today. I am sure that you'll do fantastically.

  2. Lisa, I was on Paul's work website & noticed that they had listed an "adoption assistance" benefit. Does either one of your places of employment offer anything like that? It's worth looking into! Praying for you guys! Keep us updated!
    Much love, Jamie

  3. Thanks Lisa!

    Jamie, unfortunately neither one of our jobs offer that benefit. We actually (briefly) entertained the idea of switching jobs just for that benefit but in this economy moving would end up costing us more than we would gain.