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Well, we had our first official interview last week at the Children’s Aid Society to discuss domestic adoption as well as the foster to adopt program. My fiance and I know for sure we’re sold on the 0-2 age frame, and learned the importance of considering the foster to adopt idea, just due to the low number of children that are actually legally in the care of CAS prior to the age of 2. We’ve been talking A LOT trying to decide how we feel about this, and the risks associated.

The big news though? Things are moving MUCH faster than we had originally planned. Rather than any further interviews at the CAS building with the workers there, we are moving right onto the Homestudy. The worker we met with last week said that the big goal would be to try to get us into the June classes, as the next round is running during the fall, and that would potentially conflict with the wedding/honeymoon.

So here I am, on a Friday night, working my butt off filling out paperwork and doing housework. Its funny how your house can be clean enough for you to not even blink an eye, but the second the idea of someone coming in specifically looking at your house comes up suddenly all this dirt you never saw before suddenly appears. I was washing the window frame in the kitchen earlier! Next stop – the bathroom walls!

The dogs are sitting here watching me thinking I’m absolutely insane. Seriously, if they could speak I would probably hear threats to call in the men in white, whose purpose would be to cart me off to the nice white room with the padded walls! Finally taking my first break and sharing my thoughts on here of the craziness that is my mind right now! I keep thinking ‘well what if this isn’t good enough’ or ‘what if I could have filled that question out better’. How does anyone ever get through this part of the process without completely losing their mind?

But on that note, back I go… the bleach products are coming out to make sure the microscopic pieces of filth on my bathroom walls see their last day…


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Alright, so my Easter was so relaxing and nice, everyone needs a 3 day weekend! Now here I am, an hour from the end of my workday, feeling HORRIBLE! I have a headache, my throat hurts, my back hurts…. Leaves you wondering am I coming down with something OR is it just the ‘Monday After a Holiday Blues’…. lol

I mean really, when I get home tonight, and curl up on the couch, am I still going to feel horrible or am I going to suddenly perk up, feeling SO much better because I’m home from work!

Now don’t get me wrong, I have A LOT to do at home. I spent the weekend working on wedding stuff, and so the housework has fallen behind. There are these beautiful laundry mountains that appear to be growing rapidly every day in our laundryroom. Really, there is only my fiance and I, but you would think based on the volume of laundry that there was atleast a family of 5 living in our house! I have to scale the mountains to get to the cleaning supplies so that OBVIOUSLY means I can’t handle mopping floors or dusting if I can’t get at the products to do so… Valid excuse in my book!

Then there’s the kitchen, oh the kitchen… I have a few factors against me in my quest to a clean kitchen at this time. The first is my fiance lol! I love the man, I do, and he’s a GREAT cook… but he’s like a tornado in the kitchen, one minute you can see the counter and the next it is covered with reminants and debris! Even worse is the dishes that LEAVE the kitchen… I ventured into his office one day to find plates just sitting around his computer, not to mention the cups! He has since moved his computer from his office down to the livingroom while working on business stuff more often so we actually see each other, which means that its more difficult for him to hide the mess!  Then there’s the pets… I swear the animals can destroy the kitchen in T minus 2 seconds! There are sometimes spots of things splattered on my wall that I’m not even sure of the origin…

So all that to say I  know I’ll be busy when I get home tonight and YET… here I am sitting at work, watching the clock and feeling crummy. Maybe I am getting something? Nope, not a possibility… I can’t afford to get sick right now! The house would fall apart, the wedding wouldn’t get planned… it would just be CHAOS at its finest! Lol! Yes, I exaggerate, but really things WOULD be a mess when I got back on my feet!

So here it is, a toast to feeling better! Hopefully starting in just 41 minutes…

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This post is about something that holds a special place in the hearts of many, the beginning of a family! This whole topic has been an emotional rollercoaster with my fiance and I! First I wasn’t sure I wanted kids, then thanks to my treatment for Ovarian Cancer I was told I couldn’t. This was a hard time in my life, and my fiance stood by my side through it all! Recently we decided that we were going to start looking into adoption as a means of growing our little family after the wedding.

I know its not a fast process by any means, and so why not start now, right? Well… we decided on domestic adoption, and made the first phone call putting the whole process in gear! I have had my first phone interview with one of the social workers, we’ve been through the information that they sent and are now setting up our first face to face interview.

This isn’t going to be an easy, no effort journey, I’m aware of that… and its definitely not one that’s here today, and done tomorrow, but we both feel SO strongly that this is what we are supposed to do! We are looking to adopt newborn, so there will be a wait, but that’s why we’re starting it 5 months before the wedding!!!

Now I find myself glued to Pinterest, checking out nurseries and home schooling options (that’s a topic for another day). Its funny how one simple phone call has started to shape our whole future!

So here’s the the journey!

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