Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers out there!  I will be honest and tell you that for the past couple of years, this holiday has made me a little sad.  Sad that I don't have kiddos to celebrate with.

I apologize that I haven't been the best about blogging, but there really hasn't been too much to talk about.  Philip is in the middle of bicycle racing season; we are renovating our kitchen right now; but, other than that, we have been busy with work.      

An update on the adoption...yes, we are still waiting for our I-171H to come back.  It was sent on April 4, and we were told that it takes approximately 10 weeks to come back.  So, that means that we should hopefully see it around mid-June.  We will be finishing up our dossier in the next few weeks and hopefully have it ready when our I-171H comes back.  That way, it can go directly to the HQ of CHI in St. Louis and then on to Ethiopia as quickly as possible.  Currently, the longest that a family has had to wait has been 6 months from the time they sent their paperwork in to when they received their referral.  The shortest amount of time has been 1-2 months.  It is still feasible that we could have our children home by the end of the year, but what we have learned throughout this process is not to get our hopes up.

I hope you all have a great weekend!