Introducing our budding family. We hope you will enjoy watching us grow... and everything else under the sun. ;)

Oh Those Poor Trees!

With one less weight lifted off my back - another one replaces it. An even bigger responsibilty to bring our daughter home.

After leaving our intro meeting on Friday, we were given a packet of forms. First we were asked pretty general guestions... "Have we ever been convicted or arrested before?" Easy answer. But we knew we got the seal of approval when the big folder was passed over to our side of the desk. :) . Inside we learned we will be doing more than just jumping through hoops. We will be going to the local police station (and having them fill out a form) to get fingerprinted. We will be going to the doctor, Hayden included, to get physicals (another form). We have to hunt down the nearest place that does Biometric testing for FRC (yet another form). We have to send in a form for FBI clearance; a form for DCFS; and the list continues. We can't forget to make copies of all our birth certificates and our marriage license as well, in addition to the 3 cat innoculation records. So much for being "green".

On top of all this - we must get our fire evacuation plan in order. Simply saying we will be running out the door won't be good enough. I wonder if there would be time to stop to grab all 3 cats, 1 fish and 1 frog after we grab Hayden. Somehow I think not. After all this is said and done, we can begin the invasion... I mean homestudy.

So we came home, Michael faxed some tax form to FRC and we got started on our "homework". Unfortunately we hit a brick wall when we called to schedule our Dr. appointments (same office) and to our frustration - they were closed by 3:30pm on a Friday. Ugh.

Anyway, I think this weekend we will continue working in our yard. We pray another week our deck and fence don't fall down and maybe I can get to the garden center and get some flowers for the yard.

Either way, they make recycled TP - why not recycled adoption forms? Just food for thought. ;)