Monday, April 13, 2009

All Good Things Must Come To An End...

Spring break is over and I am bummed about that. It was a divine week and makes me long for summer break. Thankfully I know it is just around the corner. We all loved the relaxed pace of no school. I think my kids are pretty darn terrific and love to have them around!

I started to really feel a sense of urgency regarding the adoption last week after chatting with my new friend Dawne. Her dossier got to Ghana mid-February and she passed court last week. That's less than two months to a full adoption decree. Now all she has to do is file her I-600 and wait for visa/passport. That timeline seems absolutely impossibly crazy to me. Jeff has his medical this week which means we are just about done with our paperwork. We are hoping our dossier will get to Ghana by the first part of May which means by June we could have the adoption finalized and just be waiting for approval to travel. Did I mention I'm having a hard time wrapping my Haiti adoption mindset around that idea?

Of course upon the realization that June is quickly approaching I went into nesting mode. Friday night I started cleaning and organizing the basement. Then of course I decided I'd always wanted to paint the hideous paneling. Well then of course I had to paint the stairs. And clean some closets. And started getting ready for a garage sale. I was seriously like a mad woman and my muscles are screaming at me today. In between all that I also got a haircut, went to a birthday party and celebrated Easter.

Full blown nesting...bring on the crazy!

10 comments:

Kathy C. said...

Wow. It is moving quickly!

crispy said...

Sounds like things are moving along. Praise God.

And the paint looks great. Nice job.

Michelle said...

I love that your girl will be home soon. Nest away dear friend. Your stairs look great! My kids go back tomorrow...man I am ready for summer!

Brandy and Troy said...

I am SO ready for summer!!

Haiti needs to learn a few things from Ghana!!I am so happy for you!!!!

Amanda said...

First, when I saw this blog title, I was afraid you were going to quit blogging and I panicked! :~P

Next, I LOVE that paint color on the panel...what is it? That's the color I want on my living room walls.

Finally, after all you've already been through, I am soooo excited for you to be moving so quickly to your little girl!!! Yeah!

Salzwedel Family said...

Thanks for all your well wishes. I was worried I might be excommunicated from the Haiti crowd after this news (not really, but I could understand how you might want to gag a little at the thought of this moving so quickly).

The color on the panel is Pittsburgh Paints Earthy Ocher.

Kathy Eden said...

Wow woman...you made me very tired!!! Now you have another great reason to be ready for summer!!!

Kathy Eden said...

Oh, by the way Brandy...it use to take 6 months or less in Haiti to complete an adoption...that's before everyone had to "get into the mix to make sure everything was done properly" & started the system of check, recheck, recheck the recheck, etc. :o(

Lena Wright said...

Yea Stephanie! I'm so thrilled for you. I hope I speak on behalf of the whole "Haiti crowd" when I say we love you and are absolutely 100% happy for you, sore muscles and all!

Nest away! and please keep sharing your news with us. It's encouraging, even if Haiti is a slower process.

Hugs,

Lena

Greg's Wife said...

Ha! Would you please come over and motivate me to nest? We could be a few weeks away from homecoming, and I seem to be doing less than ever. I just can't believe it. I just don't trust Haiti. At all!