Tuesday, March 2, 2010


It's been a whirlwind around here lately.  Our home study starts on Thursday!  I should be cleaning the house obsessively, but instead I'm curled up on the sofa making a blog post.  I will probably start freaking out about cleaning the house tomorrow, when there's not really enough time to do anything about it. 

On some level, I know that how clean the house is doesn't really matter.  It's a "home" study but it's really an in depth study of our family.  There will be some basic home inspecting things, but mostly it's about mine and Eric's backgrounds, how we were raised, our parenting philosophies, etc.  I feel very insecure that some little thing will somehow prevent us from adopting a baby.  I know this isn't a reasonable fear; we have nothing to hide and will surely be approved. 

We set the date for our garage sale, tentatively pending weather of course.  We're planning for Friday and Saturday April 2 and 3.  This is Good Friday and the day after.  I hope it turns out well because I've never held a garage sale before.  I have no idea how to price things or how much change I should have on hand, or even how to organize stuff so that it's easy for people to dig through.

Eric had the interview for the second job and got offered the job on the spot!  Yay!  He'll now be selling cars part time at Car Max.  I know it's going to be hard for all of us for him to do this, but the plan is for all of the extra income to go into the adoption budget.  I am so proud of him.  He is such  a hard worker and there is nothing he wouldn't do for his family.

We also enrolled Kaylee for Kindergarten today.  She's so excited.  I turned in an application for her to get all day kindergarten, which we have to pay for, but I really think it would benefit her.   It's decided on a lottery system, so I really hope that we get picked. 

All of this whirlwind lately!  And we're just hurrying up to wait.  Wait to find out if Kaylee gets all day Kindergarten, wait for school to start for her.  Then there is the wait for a match.  I'm sure with all of the other things we're doing the wait will go by sooner than we think!


  1. Ahhh noooo not Carmax!!! Thats where I just bought my van. 120 point inspection.... yeah..... more like 120 things wrong with the van lol :) Alas.. they have to fix it for free so its a wash.. but... anyway :) So thrilled for u guys!

  2. You've been busy! I'm sure that the house will be fine! :)

  3. So many exciting things happening all at once, and so many good times ahead. Congrats to Eric on getting the job - so amazing that he is willing to do this to help make this dream come true. I love it when blessings come out of less than ideal circumstances. :)