Thursday, May 20, 2010

Have You Missed Me?

We just got out of a five hour session of adoption education. Now before I start this rant I want you to know I fully support the demand that adopting couples do education about raising adopted kids. There are so many things you need to do that are counterintuitive at the beginning and not being prepared is what makes people put kids back on planes to Russia. However! This is our third 10 hour class. Third! Like we have already sat through a similar class twice. Could this process be any more arduous?

Now there may be other things that happened today that have made us a little edgy. Like today started at the dentist - for three hours - and Joshua and I together have 9 cavities - and no dental insurance. Like the postal service may have lost our key - our only key - to the ranch in Texas - making it impossible to show to the people who said they would make us an offer today.

So tonight I thought I'd take this opportunity to let you know we are hot and heavy into this whole adoption thing. You know, while I'm in such a good mental space. It's all rainbows and unicorns over here!

Our homestudy is just missing our FBI fingerprint clearance and all kinds of county and state certification and then we send it off to Taiwan and wait for our baby. See saying that right there just calmed everything down. Who cares that we are going to have to spend his/her college education fund filling our teeth? Once it is all said and done we get to start our family. Plus, maybe the baby'll be a "little bit country" and enjoy visiting the ranch in Texas we'll still own.

Sidenote: I'm not going to tell my mom that I wrote this because she has now said she will not be checking the blog anymore due to our absence and I want to see how long it takes for her to forget that she said that and check. I'll let you know.

Monday, May 3, 2010

This Weekend

I've heard people aren't really hearing much about all the flooding that happened here this weekend. We are lucky to have no water in our house but we know a lot of people who lost everything and they are still doing water rescues in one part of town. Here's some raw footage less than half a mile from our house. There is a little bit of water footage at the end.

This is the largest amount of rain in 48 hours that Nashville has ever had in recorded history. Hope you had a less devastating weekend.