Friday, April 29, 2005

It's a bird...It's a plane...NO it's our livingroom!!

OK... I know that is a weird title but our living room and kitchen are even weirder right now because we have several blowers and de-humidifiers noisely doing their job in our home. The mitigations specialists found that the moisture level in our walls after the flood was 100% in some areas so now we are living in a wind tunnel. Oh gotta do what you gotta do!!

Also on the home front Justin Bennett is home from school in between semesters and boy is it GREAT to have him under our roof if even for a short time!

On the adoption front...the dossier left the good ol' USA today for our daughters homeland of China.

Finally today, I would also like to thank everyone that contributed in solidarity to The Half the Sky Foundation's walk to benefit the Chinese orphans. It was such a wonderful event. We have not heard the final money count yet but I am sure that their goals were exceeded. We were able to meet several families who have either adopted or are in the process of doing so as well as wonderful people with no connection to chinese children other than their need to make a difference in the world and in a childs life. Watching the children greet each other and play on the playground brought tears to both of our eyes. It was a magical way to spend my birthday.

Well goodbye for now and let me say that now that the weekend is here and we are DTC...let the shopping for Katie begin!!


Shannon said...

Congratulations! We're adopting from China too- and it just so happens that we plan on naming our daughter Katie as well. I've been blogging for a long time, and haven't set one up specifically for the adoption, but of course the adoptiong is topic #1! Stop by if you'd like!

Stacey Teague said...

Congratulations on being DTC!!! What a great feeling to know that you are now officially waiting!