Monday, September 14, 2009

16 months

Our 16 month anniversary since ICAB approval is actually not until tomorrow but I won't get a chance to post tomorrow so I'm doing it today. I can't believe that we have 16 months punched. I am very hopeful that we'll hear something before Christmas. Several families have heard around the 17 month mark so I'm hoping that this will be us as well. There haven't been many new referrals lately on the Yahoo group but hopefully things will soon pick up. We are going to be away for 2.5 weeks so I won't be posting for awhile. Good luck to everyone waiting for a referral or waiting to travel.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Italian Night

Over the past several months my running group and their husbands have had country themed nights. A few months ago we had Mexican night which was a huge hit, so this time we had Italian night since we are all soon headed to Italy. The food was great! I made pizza which is one of my favorites. I love lots of pineapple and cheese. Yummm! We've decided to try a Chinese night next and then we're going to have a Newfie night for Christmas. In our group the celebrations always are centered around food. As soon as we were finished eating last night, we were talking about what we will all make for Chinese night. We also plan on having a Filipino night sometime in the future.

Today Sid and I went blueberry picking. I love blueberries and there are tons of them right up behind our house. When I came home, I made a fresh blueberry smoothie. It was delicious except for all the little blueberry seeds stuck in my teeth. I didn't even realize that blueberries had seeds! I think tomorrow I may make some blueberry muffins or maybe a blueberry crisp.

It is so nice to have a long weekend. Tomorrow I plan on doing some scrapbooking since everything will be closed. A friend also loaned me the movie Bella which she said is about adoption, so I hope to get a chance to watch that as well. A long weekend is such a treat!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Two weeks

In just two weeks from today, Brian and I are headed on vacation! We've both worked all summer and are now looking forward to some time away. We booked this vacation a year ago and it's hard to believe that it's almost time to go. We are heading to Rome for 5 days and we're then going on a 12 night Mediterranean cruise. The most exciting part is that we are on an inaugural cruise! Hopefully it doesn't end up the same as the Titanic! I'm can't wait to visit Dubrovnik, Croatia because I've heard it's beautiful.

We leave on September 16th, one day after the 16th month mark in our wait. I was kind of nervous that we might get matched while we are away. We are gone for almost 3 weeks and I wouldn't want a referral to come while we were away because I'm not sure how that would all work. Anyways, I e-mailed the adoption coordinator our e-mail address just in case. We most likely won't hear anything for another bit, but I just wanted to play it safe. Like everyone says, when you least expect it, you'll get the call!!