Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Light at the End of the Tunnel...

It's been a rather slow 3 weeks for the Ethiopia program. After an awesome 2 month period of referrals, they seem to have come to a screeching halt. But don't fret fellow adoptive parents! We have been told that although they haven't given any referrals yet, there are children currently receiving their medicals in Ethiopia and that it just takes time for the translations of the reports. There is a light at the end of the tunnel!!! We made a mad dash to K.C. last Monday to renew our fingerprints before they expired. My days off are Wednesdays and Sundays and of course, as luck would have it, they do not renew fingerprints on Wednesdays. I was off at 1 and the last available appointment time was 3. We hurried and made it with 10 minutes to spare!

Had a great Thanksgiving! The night before Thanksgiving, Matt & Maisie stopped by and we had a nice visit. They were on their way to the Fax (local bar) so we decided to join them. The Fax is our local bar and the night before Thanksgiving is annually, it's busiest night of the year. It was nice to catch up with lots of old friends that we don't get to see very often. We spent Thanksgiving day with my side of the family and had lots of fun playing with Abby and watching the Dallas Cowboys DESTROY the Seahawks! There's nothing better than watching America's Team whoop up some other team on Thanksgiving while having a belly full of turkey.
We've got our first Christmas coming up this weekend at my cousins house in Lawson, MO. Last year we had to cancel due to snow and ice so it will be nice getting to catch up with some of the family and see how everyone is doing. Welp, gotta go. Staci beckons! She's telling me it's time to make holiday cookies/candy. Until next time, here's some pics from the last couple of months that we haven't gotten around to posting:

Abby and I (Thanksgiving):
Dad getting his turn with Abby:
My artsy photo attempt in St. Louis (October)

Staci and I after the Obama rally:

America's Team!!!

I should have known it was going to be a long day after I dropped the first bite of chili-cheese nachos on myself (note the nice stain on my jersey)


Matt&Maisie said...

The last picture is such a great picture of the two of you. Staci you look so pretty.

Brett and Chyanne Hansel said...

Love the pics...I think I took an identical one looking up at the arch when we were there in October-ha! See you guys in little more than a week!
Chyanne and Brett

Julie said...

The wait is really hard! I always thought that any tidbit of information was really helpful! I hadn't heard that about the children and medicals. That is great news!



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