Sunday, September 30, 2007


I apparently think the answer is YES! I bought baby bedding today (appropriate for either a boy or a girl). FUN! FUN! FUN!

Thursday, September 27, 2007


Our dossier went through authentication (where they added some pretty yellow ribbons- yes, now we have star stickers and ribbons on our paperwork- both of which make me feel unreasonably happy, official, and fufilled. I love paper decor. I had no idea)! We notarized some copies, and shipped it off to our placement agency (go UPS! more tracking fun!) and then from there it will move on to Ethiopia. I am so so happy (I even cried a little- but if you have spent more than 13 minutes with me, you know this is not the biggest feat). We are official! This means, in just a matter of weeks, we could have our adoption referral. Sometimes, I close my eyes and I can so clearly see my baby (sorry, the picture is still too fuzzy to tell if baby is a he or a she). The plan tonight is to have a glass of wine (or two) and just feel really really happy! Can I start buying baby stuff yet?

Friday, September 21, 2007

Tracking...WAY more gratifying than stalking!

I love tracking. You just click a few times and there you have it...the exact location of our dossier in transit to D.C. We shipped it last night and presto- it arrived this morning! Our dossier had a very busy night, not stopping for more than an hour. I've never been more fond of UPS. Magnificent work if you ask me. A company made of pure magic. This is way more instantly gratifying than stalking our spicy mail carrier.
So, we first decided on adopting a girl, then a boy, then a girl again, then perhaps two, then one, then two, then boy only. I don't post with each change, because I realize that the confusion and exhaustion is just too much to handle... But, I am thinking that all of the changes are for good reason. We are SO completely open. We just want to be parents already. I'm just saying, when we get our referral, don't expect a certain age/gender...because decision making is not a strength of the Tommy and Danielle team (or remember, it could be because of my previous, more whimsical and positive claim of just being so "open").
I think that our package is going to hang out in DC for a week or two. Then, it will be shipped back to us and we will send it to our agency. At that time we should be officially waiting. I think. With me being so breezy, it's hard to know (you know me, just going with the flow...I believe summer is officially over tomorrow).
Is obsessively tracking breezy?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


We received our immigration approval form today in the mail! I am very happy...VERY VERY happy!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Nothing to report...

We have been VERY busy the last few weeks. My school started and Tommy has been busier than ever... We should have SUPER fun news about him in the next few months (that was a cliffhanger to keep you from deserting us). I will post the moment we hear.
Adoption update:
We received a letter from immigration. The letter told us that they need additional info. So that was a bust.
Other ramblings:
I noticed that People magazine (Yes, I am a subscriber and there is much personal shame. But shame builds character? I have also perused and have voted on if a certain celebrity is better as a blonde or a brunette. It's a new thing for me. But I will NOT vote on who looks better in a certain outfit. I simply believe in giving hair advice, although frankly I have no credentials considering I am not very fashion savvy, and I don't particularly love receiving critical hair advice. Perhaps, I should rethink this new gig. But I do know I am against trying to make someone feel poorly about how they didn't look as good in their outfit as someone else...You must have standards people! I am admitting a lot. I better stop) had an article about Tom's shoes. That means that tons of people will be sporting them, here and abroad. Which I think is pretty cool. The next shoe drop is in South Africa.
How can you blog about nothing? It's pretty difficult at times, but I persevere. I just can't wait to have something adoption related to blog about!