We're moving! Not really "new" news to most who know us, but when someone neglects their blog for 3 or 4 months a lot can happen! We're painting and packing and getting ready. It's a little sad to think about our numbered nights to sleep in our first shared bedroom, or the last few meals in our little kitchen, or not having to turn on lights to go to the bathroom at night because you know how to avoid breaking your toes on stuff. A significantly larger mortgage is kind of scary, but.... We need the space, we need the new-ness, we need the front yard. It's becoming "home" as we paint and decorate and what not. Our new house won't need any work, really, to be adoption-homestudy-ready. I'm thinking we add a fire extinguisher here, some little stuff there, we're good to go.
On the health front, things have been better since July. Not perfect, mind you, but better. And I'll take better. :) I still have a (brief, minor) breakdown when I leave CVS each month for several reasons, but it's something I just have to deal with, hopefully only until after we get moved and settled.
Jason and I are beginning to kick around ideas and options for adoption. We are just over 6 months away from being able to apply, and while I feel like we should be preparing by really researching agencies and deciding on countries and whatnot, we're really focused right now on painting, packing, and playing. It's "birthday season" among both our families, and of course Nov and Dec are packed with other stuff. I'm thinking in January when there aren't any holidays and it's too cold to go outside, we'll really hunker down and get serious about this stuff.
In the meantime, we are getting the word out that we're planning to adopt. Asking for prayer, letting cousins know, etc. So, please pray for decisions we need to make, for understanding from friends and family, and for our future children and their birthparents, wherever they may be. :) I'll try to be back soon!
Vanessa (and Jason)