OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!!!
I'm like a MACHINE!!!!!! ;o)
Ok... seriously... I have this thing I'm discovering about my personality. If I have a big task in front of me- something that seems completely overwhelming- I just want to GET IT DONE as quickly as I can. It somehow feels more manageable if I just jump in up to my neck and get going!!! I don't think I ever realized this about myself till recently. This is my third dossier and I've done all three like this. PLUS! I mean honestly, I have trouble imagining my little boy in an orphanage ONE EXTRA DAY because I WAS SLOW!!!!!!!! ACK!!!!!!!!!! TALK ABOUT MOTIVATION! LOL!
So if you've done an adoption you know all about what I've been up to the last 36 hours. The first thing you do in any international adoption is file for your 1600A. This is the petition for the government to allow your child to come into the US... or something like that!! :o)
BUT before I could do anything I had to GET ORGANIZED! Good thing I had a binder and a LOT of page protectors on hand.
Then I set up my work station complete with iced tea and Larabar of course. I started cranking through the paperwork like a crazy woman. My poor printer was gasping for breath.... whining and complaining... I just kept beating it into submission. Poor little printer!
When unsuspecting Russ arrived home from work in the pouring rain I immediately ordered him to write checks for enormous amounts of money!! LOL! You can see he was THRILLED to hand over all his cash. Hee hee hee....
I stayed up till past 3am working feverishly and writing my to do lists. This morning I made a bunch of calls then we had some places to go. Our first stop was to pick up a bunch of pictures for our application.
Here are just a few of the pictures we chose...
This is our backyard...
Girls TV room...
The front of the house...
Next stop was to get passport photos!
Kaiya was DETERMINED that she needed a passport TOO!
Finally, I just took a pic with my camera so she could have "her passport."
Then we opened a FedEx account for this adoption and MAILED THE I600A!!! It will arrive tomorrow before 3pm!!!
Hopefully we will get our fingerprint appointment soon! Does anyone know how long it's taking in TX these days???
Next stop was our check ups to get our medical evaluations all completed and sent in. Kaiya entertained herself by reading "Working Mother." :o)
Kaitlyn and Zoe being sweet so we can get stuff done to bring home their baby brother!
Is she healthy doc???
BREATH DEEP KK!!
AND NOW WE ARE HOME FOR THE DAY! I'm giving myself a little sanity break and then it's BACK TO WORK!! I'm a self imposed slave driver! We'll be on that wait list before you know it.