Monday, October 23, 2006

Dossier to Vietnam!

This morning we received an e-mail from our agency informing us that they have sent our dossier to Vietnam. We are so excited about this news, we weren't expecting our dossier to be sent for another week or so. The next step is translation of our file, and submission to the International Adoption Office for processing. Things are finally moving forward, this has been a very good day!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Waiting for November & random thoughts

On Tuesday we learned that some files have been sent to Vietnam. Our agency rep. is going to Vietnam the first week of November, he is taking with him a batch of dossiers, ours is in that batch. I was hesitant to post anything because I was hoping to know more information, but I guess we are living on a "need to know" basis.
I've been living through other peoples blogs, latley. There has been some really great news posted regarding referrals, and travel approval for some families. Congratulations goes out to everyone that has received the news they've been waiting for.
Really this is my day - make coffee, read blogs, drink coffee, read blogs, get ready for work, go to work, think about adoption (oh yeah I'm at work), try to work, come home, read blog, go to bed, think about adoption, sleep.... start day over.You know it's getting bad when you've paused waiting for your own news, and started wondering/worrying about everyone else and their business. As though I don't have enough stress right now (building a new house, adoption etc.), I'm taking on other peoples stress,like did Mrs.Broccoli Guy get travel approval yet, has mellowandyellow's adoption agency open to begin Vietnam adoptions, really things are starting to go to far.The worst part is that most of my conversations start with" I read on this blog...." My poor husband has to hear non stop about not only our adoption but everyone else's. Although he has been great, he dosn't share the same blog addiction that I have right now!
I need a vaction that's what I know for sure, anyone up for it?? Somewhere warm...maybe just say Vietnam? It's 28 degrees there (and that's during the night)and 5 degrees here hmmm....
(Pep, I know you'd go on vacation with me!)

Friday, October 13, 2006


We've just received an update from the agency stating that Vietnam is open to our agency, and files for families in waiting will be sent over the next 2 weeks.I can finally breathe(and sleep)!, no more worry for a few weeks, until the next step. WHOAAA!!!! what a great feeling. As soon as we are DTV(dossier to vietnam) we are going out to celebrate!!! I've been waiting months and months for this news. This is going to be one hell of a good day, and it's not even 9am.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Adoption Video

This is one of our favourite videos of a couple who adopted from China. Even though we are adopting from Vietnam, we expect the experience to be similar. This video reminds us of why we chose the adoption route. (Be sure to turn up the volume, if your a Beatles fan!)

Building a foundation

On the weekend we went to see if the builders have done any more work on our home. We were happy to see that the foundation has been completed, so framing should begin shortly!
No news on the adoption front so far this week.

Friday, October 06, 2006

My Cubicle

My Cubicle
This is for my husband who is moving to a new "office space"

Thursday, October 05, 2006

surprise panda

surprise panda