Monday, August 20, 2007


So for all of you who know me in "real life," you have probably noticed (or heard from Meagan) that I may spend slightly more time on line since we got our referral of Max. The news I find on other moms' blogs has become much more interesting that the network news channels.

I want my family to be comforted by the fact that I am NOT the only one. The survey below was posted by a mom whose blog I follow pretty religiously (mostly because her son is almost as cute as my kids - if you can believe that;) ). I am choosing to take comfort since my answer to question 1 is much lower than hers. Thank you Pam. ;)


All of you bloggers that follow my blog - fill out the survey and post it to your blogs!!

1. How many blogs are listed under your favorites list that you check EVERY day? 8 plus 3 that I haven't added yet.

2. How many times a day do you "go to the bathroom" and end up checking blogs? At least twice if it's not a work day.

3. Do your kids recognize the other kids from the blogs that follow?? They know a few by name.

4. Do you keep track of how often people update their blogs and get upset when they don't keep to the schedule?? I do get frustrated when others aren't meeting my need for a "fix"
5. Favorite time of day to check blogs? Are you on a blog checking schedule?? Early in the morning and very late at night. Nice and quiet.

6. Who's blog is your favorite? This one is pretty great, and anyone who is traveling to bring their child home.

7. How many of the blogs that you follow are people that you have never met in person? All but one! some "getting to know your online friends whom you've never actually met questions"

8. How long have you been married? 6 years in October.

9. Fav. food? Cap ' n Crunch Cereal

10. Fav. TV show? Kathy Griffin - my life on the D list. She says all the things I'm not allowed to.
11. Anything that you forbid your kids to watch on TV? Except for the obvious violence etc.
Boo baah - they have those freaky eyes.

12. How long was your adoption journey from beginning to end? just under a year so far

13. How did you decide on the country you adopted from? Jaime sent pictures from India, and we fell in love.

14. What did you imagine your family to be like as a little girl? I thought I'd marry a doctor and be just like Donna Reed!

15. Favorite Momma down time activity? Does that exist?

16. Do you have more online friends than "in person" friends? I decline to comment

17. Tell us the cartoon character that you are most like: The mom from Family Circus

18. What toothpaste do you use? Whatever I find a coupon for.
19. Stupidest adoption comment/question that you've recieved? Why India when there are "normal kids" here to adopt?
20. Fav. non-adoption website? Accu Broadway Radio - all showtunes all the time :)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

He's Standing Up!

It has been pretty exciting on the adoption front lately. Two of the women I've emailed regularly just got their legals, and will soon be planning their travel. Two families from our agency have recently picked up their children and are enjoying their new families. We know that our documents have been scrutinized by the courts on August 2nd. We are just waiting for the judge to approve and sign them.

I am worried because this judge's term ends soon, and we haven't heard whether he will stay or leave. If he leaves before signing our legals, it could delay us while a new judge has to learn the job. So I perseverate on this all of the time. We've gotten a bunch of recent pictures that reveal so much of his personality, that I really feel like we're missing out now. I've scheduled lots of work for the next few weeks for a couple of reasons . . . the extra cash will be nice, Dan is still on vacation, so the kids don't have to go to daycare, but mostly to just keep my mind off of this.

The family that is currently in India with their beautiful daughter sent us more amazing pictures of Max. Once again, I am so thankful that this family took time out of their precious journey to pass on these treasured photos. She also passed along this message:

"Rup has a huge smile and really bright eyes. . He melts your heart. He smiles easily and seems both energetic and laid back at the same time. He was playful, interactive and made good eye contact."
We have all been to the travel clinic for our vaccinations. We had a lovely Doctor named Dr. Goswami who is from India. She said she was jealous of our upcoming trip. Her best friend lives in Kolkata. When she found out Dan was a music teacher she told us that Kolkata is the music center of India and gave us a music history lesson. It was wonderful. She may have us bring some music back for her. Just another of the amazing people we've been connected with through this journey.
We had the chance to spend some time with Dan's brother and sister-in-law and their kiddos last week. We don't see them nearly often enough, and we had such a great time by the lake. They are very excited for us and have started putting together some stuff for Matri Sneha. I can't wait to introduce them to Max.

Off to a family reunion. It's a gorgeous day for it, and I'll show off all the new pics :)