We are SOOO proud of you, Jen!! :)
After her ceremony & press conference (yes, my sister is a big deal!), we went out to eat then headed to Tulsa and did some shopping. They live up that way, but the reason I went to Tulsa is because we had a support group meeting for our adoption agency that night, so Patrick just met me there.
Let me just say...it was amazing!! I really didn't know what to expect as this was our first "in person" interaction with anyone from our agency. But I loved it. Most of the couples there already had their babies, so it was so neat to hear their stories and how things are going for them. Everyone was so honest with their feelings and emotions that it was so reassuring. Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one who worries about certain things, so it was great to hear that I'm not alone in many of my concerns. The great thing is that everyone was so encouraging! After problems/fears were shared, others would give advice or encouragement on how to best deal with it. It just reaffirmed what I already knew: we are blessed to have such a great, supportive agency! I have no doubt that the Lord definitely guided us to it as it perfectly meets our needs/desires.
I am so excited and inspired to get to work on our Life Book now. :) I am setting a goal to order it by August 3rd - Patrick's birthday - which is 2 weeks from today! Plus they have free shipping on them until then, so perfect timing, huh? :) Will you guys please keep me accountable though? If I haven't posted a few pages from it by later this week, call me out on it so I'll stop being such a procrastinator!
So Friday is our final Home Study and we have been working working working to get the house in order! This is actually good because it's motivated me to get completely moved in, never mind the fact that we moved in 9 months ago. Yikes. Slacker much? Oh well, we're making progress now, mostly thanks to all my mom & dad have done to help us out! We're pretty much ready other than dusting, mopping, etc. Oh, which just reminded me (don't ask why b/c it's not really related) I haven't purchased outlet covers for our home study yet. Our case worker said we didn't have to have them in all the outlets yet; just have them there at the house to show we're ready to go. Anyone know the best place to buy them?