Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Long weekend away

Mom and I just returned from Halifax yesterday. The curling was great!! I wished that we could have stayed up there for the rest of the week to watch the finals this coming Sunday but Mom had to return to work. We stayed at the same hotel as all of the curlers which was fun and we got to meet two of the players on our favorite team - team Newfoundland and Labrador. The weather was beautiful and we watched around 10 hours of curling for 4 days straight. Now how can you beat that??

We met with our social worker yesterday and she updated our homestudy. She told us that it should be written up by early next week. Our medicals are both booked for tomorrow and our criminal checks should come in anytime now. Our social worker has already contacted 3 of our 6 references so we are well on our way. Once everything is completed next week, it will be reviewed by the three levels of government so it can be approved. This part of the process can take up to three months as each person gets 1 month to review our update. This seems a little crazy to me so I plan on calling each person every few days until they have reviewed our update. I'm hoping that then it won't take the full three months to be approved.

There have not been any new referrals lately which is kind of discouraging but hoping there is a big batch right around the corner. Here are a few pictures of our curling getaway.

This is Brad Gushue one of my favorite curlers. His team won gold in the Torino Olympics in 2006.

Walking along the harbour front in Halifax.


Patricia & Yan said...

I'm so happy for you that you had a great time and that your update is now done I hope you that it will go sooner than you think to ICAB and that you have referral soon!!


Anonymous said...

I love your bangs!!! I'm also hoping for a big huge load of referrals to come right around the corner. I can't wait for you to get your happy news!!!!!!

Maija said...

Hi Renee,

I have seen couple of referrals in Scandinavia lately, so at least there are referrals. Also our agency informs that ICAB now is matching children to those families with january-march 2008 approval, so you should be there just about a bit! Hang on there!
br Maija

Anonymous said...

So glad you had such a great time, and that things are going smoothly for your update.
I hope you hear some soon for a referral. :)

Jenny said...

So glad to hear that your social worker is working quickly to get the update done soon. We are hoping that you guys receive referral news soon.

I'll be honest...I am shocked to see that you were so in to curling. I really don't know much about it (actually I think I have only watched it once on tv so I really don't know anything about it), but it doesn't seem to be all that exciting. You seem to be such an energetic, on-the-go type of person with all of your hobbies, running, and scenic trips that I would have picked you to be more into the daring, crazy types of winter game activities. However, I am sure meeting the professional athletes that you met was fun.

chrissi said...

Referrals are pickin' up sister! We're next! I'll be nice and let you first, then me. Oh, what's that you say? We have not control whatsoever? Oh, that's right. I knew that.

Nonetheless, our time is coming! And rapidly!

Renee and Brian said...

Chrissi, I certainly hope that you're right! Once our update is finally over there, I'm hoping that it won't take too long to be matched. I hope that we both hear something sooner rather than later. Good luck!!