Sunday, August 29, 2010

Another Step Closer

Glen and I attended the homestudy educational workshop this weekend at Adoption & Beyond. It was the last requirement needed for our homestudy to be complete! It was a great workshop with tons of information. We learned about what it is like being matched with a birthmother, positive adoption language and an overview of the actual match meeting with the birthmother. It was great to meet other couples going through the same stage of life as well. There were 6 couples that attended the workshop. The workshop answered many of the questions we still had about the adoption process. Glen and I have no doubt in our minds that we are where we are suppose to be right now!

Friday was our 5th wedding anniversary as well. With the workshop we had that night we made Saturday night our celebration night. We had dinner at Garrozo's which is one of our favorite places in town for dinner. We had a fantastic anniversary and look forward to a great future ahead of us.

We received our first call from our consultant at A Step Ahead Adoption Services this week! Our consultant, Shannon, lives in Overland Park, so I hope to meet with her sometime this week. She is going to help us get our profile book going. This book is what the birthmothers will look at when they are making their adoption plan. Shannon will also be sending us cases that we will review and decide if they are right for us to proceed with sending our profile to. She said her personal goal with all of her clients is to have a baby with them at home within 6 months. That is a great goal and we are super excited.

With all of this excitement starting, I decided to get our nursery ready again! We had kept all of the furniture in the room but put up most of the toys, blankets, etc. It is exciting getting all the fun stuff that I received from my baby showers back out in the room! I am probably jumping the gun a little soon but who cares! I plan to head to Babies R Us in a few weeks to look at some of the items we are still in need of. Ramsey thought some of the stuffed animals were hers so we will have a little lesson to teach her what is hers and what is not :-)

Glen is traveling to Iowa these days for work. He is working on a parking garage that will be done in a few months. He and a few others left for Iowa today. When I got home after he had left, I found the a/c not working. This is the 2nd time this summer it has gone out. I hope to get it fixed tomorrow. It is currently 82 in the house and Ramsey and I are not having too much fun!

Exciting news from my work is that our owner hired 2 gentlemen to run the company. Our owner is 71 and looking to retire. The 2 new guys will work out of our Minneapolis office. They come from a national recycler so they are bringing our company a lot of experience. They will be in town for the next two days so I look forward to meeting with them. They are changing our sales plan and hope to give us a commission on our sales. I look forward to making more money with the company! It couldn't have come at a better time!

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