Monday, February 13, 2012

Cribs, and baby gates, and forms, Oh my!

It seems almost overnight, our lives have flipped, turned upside down... Yes, that IS a shout out to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.  I loved that show.  Let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we?....

First there's this one:

And we can't have a Fresh Prince flashback without this one....

Okay, now that we have that over with..back to the blogging.

This past week has been a whirlwind of craziness, culminating in spending the weekend crib shopping and trying rearrange furniture.  Turns out that we DO have to have Peter's room set up by the time our final home study visit comes around.....which is in two weeks!  I honestly hadn't thought we'd set up his room until the end of the school year, considering the absolute earliest we'd have him home would be late fall/early winter.   Not the case, apparently, and so crib shopping we went.

It was a bit surreal, walking through the store, looking at cribs and changing tables and talking about decorating a nursery again.  It's been a long time since we've done this...and I'm not pregnant.  It was very much an "out-of-body" kind of experience.  Exciting, but just, well...odd.   I'm not sure how I'm going to handle having his room set up for months before we get to bring him home.   I suppose that God is making sure that I have plenty of opportunities to work on the virtue of patience this year, huh?

We had to pay our first BIG round of payments today.  We've had lots of "littler" fees up until now, with the previous biggest being just over a thousand dollars.  Today's was the first installment of the actual adoption fees to our agency....$3500.  It definitely puts the pressure on to get the fundraising really started....there will be another one of those bills soon.   On that note, make sure you check out the "How You Can Help" tab at the top of the page.  Fundraising efforts are taking off - and a save the date flier is circulating.  Please feel free to share it with any of your friends and family in the greater Phoenix area.  The more, the merrier!

We've also set up a PayPal account for those of you who were asking.  You'll see the button just above our picture on our home page.  That money will go directly to us to pay for all these fees that are adding up so quickly, and towards our travel costs.   Thank you in advance!

Thank you again for your support! 

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