We wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year for 2011!
As 2010 draws to a close, I find myself reflecting a bit (especially while riding all over today - did some lovely shopping!). This past year has brought both joy and heartache - and some good memories.
Kevin got home from school on our anniversary in March and in April Monkey turned two days after we moved here to southern New Mexico. We spent a lot of the summer settling in here, painting, buying some new furniture for the dining room. Monkey and I took a swimming class together. Monkey started his school and tumbling - Kevin continues his training. During those months, we decided that it was time for us to pursue the adoption we have been talking about forever. We started our home study and contracted with Lifetime Adoption. For Thanksgiving my Mom visited, and we had a lovely Christmas with our little family here. We also found out yesterday that the final two pieces came in - we are officially home study approved!
The road to adoption has had a few bumps so far - my unreadable fingerprints for starters. We had some odd delays with our home study that can only lead both Kevin and I to believe that our baby must not quite be ready to come home.
Today, we felt the confidence that we would soon be parents again and decided to buy some baby girl clothes - we have all of Monkey's beautiful barely worn baby clothes for a baby boy. And hey - who knows - maybe we'll be blessed with twins! We also started collecting diapers for when the time comes. Next we'll get a few bottles to have on hand, since we didn't use them for Monkey. After that, we'll be set!
So - goodbye 2010! Hello to the start of a beautiful new year and (hopefully) an expanded family in our household!
Wishing the best to you and yours!