Archive for October, 2009


Halloween is taking a back stage to moving this year. But, we did manage to carve a pumpkin last night. Joe did a good job. I’d like to get him to grandma & grandpa’s in his costume but we’ll see how it goes. NaNa has a great dinosauer costume (there’s a reason why NaNa knows Target very well).
We closed yesterday on the new house and that went smoothly so it’s all packing all the time this week-end. Move happens on Monday.


2 1/5

So, we are 2 months into 2. Right now Nathanael is going through such a super cute, fun, loving stage – it’s so fun to be around him.
His verbal skills are really exploding and I can see him very much trying to create sentences in his head. Sometimes he can get a word or two out and sometimes it’s just a string of jibberish.
This morning I walked into the living room to find Nathanael sitting on top of the dog, on the sofa, random dialing. Later I found him leaning up against the dog, sunglasses on (backward), typing away on the computer. Umm, I wonder who he gets that from!
Life here is a bit hectic. We bought a new house and close next week. We just received the final loan approval today! I really like the house we bought and we will finally have room to breath. Nathanael will actually have a big basement to run around in. I get a pretty good kitchen and Joe gets a good garage. We are still in the same general neighborhood so that’s good. I can’t believe it’s actually going to happen. Of course, it’s been a frantic month – packing, fixing the current house blah blah blah.
We’d really like to have a Guatemalan exchange student to live with us so hopefully we can make that happen in our new house.

Little E

This is an outfit we sent him!


Application to agency: 2/7/07 Dossier to agency: 7/30/07
i171h: 9/6/07
Referral: 9/13/07
POA to Guatemala: 9/28/07
DNA auth: 11/29/07
Enter family court: 12/18/07
DNA test: 1/16/08
Birth mother interview: 1/16/08
DNA test results to embassy: 1/23/08
Registered with the CNA: 2/11 (grandfathered in)
Exit family court: 2/11/08
Pre-approval: 3/6/08
Enter PGN: 3/12/08
Exit PGN: 4/16/08
Adoption decree signed: 4/17/08
New birth certificate: 4/22/08
New passport: 4/25/08
Orange: 5/5/08
2nd DNA Test: 5/8/08
Pink: TBD
Embassy appt: