I had to post before I let this Blog go a month in silence! To be consistent, I suppose I can address the topic of the year: waiting. Ah...I believe we are getting used to it.
Every time the phone rings I still think it could be the call. Every time I drive home I think Ryan may tell me that he just talked with our agency. Every time I look in the empty bedroom in our house I think one day it will be filled with a little person and lots of stuff. And every time I hear of someone getting a referral or finding out they are pregnant, I get a little jealous and cranky. I should be a little better at focusing my energy on learning more Polish, reading more on adoption and parenting and fixing up the house.
So...long story short, the wait continues. No news yet. We remain in contact with our agency and we are not yet in danger of any of our paperwork expiring.
Ryan and I just celebrated our 5th anniversary this past weekend. We went out to a great dinner and really enjoyed the evening together. Five years has gone pretty fast, but has been awesome. He is a great balance to me. If it weren't for him, I may have made some not-so-responsible decisions in my life. I think he would say the same about me. In other words, separate we would be a mess, but together we are superstars. Besides that, he is my absolute best friend and we have so much fun together.
We are very excited about the upcoming holidays. We are headed to California in ten days (yes, we are counting) for a week over Thanksgiving. We are even going on vacation while we are on vacation (yes, you read that right), and are doing a wine tasting trip with my aunt and uncle and parents. Thanksgiving will be at my parents and it will be great to see everyone.