Monday, December 20, 2010

Average Waiting Time

We have hit a milestone! Our agency (IAC) says that the average wait time from when you have your profile up ( after you've finished all of your paperwork and homestudy) to when a child is placed with you is 6-18 months. The beginning of December marked our 6 month point! I have to admit, the time has just flown by. It feels as if it were just yesterday that we went to our intensive weekend at the agency, when in fact it was February. And I really am having a hard time grasping that Christmas is on Saturday! Remember when you were a kid, and the month of December just dragged, and Christmas Eve was the longest night of the year? Now the year just flies by. Which is why you have to enjoy all the little moments, even though sometimes, for some reason, we find it easy to forget that.

Yesterday, my mom and I baked cookies for about six hours, and I still have dough in the fridge. I think I will get back to baking tomorrow night, as I want to bring some cookies in for our Secret Santa gift exchange on Wednesday.

I hope everyone is enjoying the little moments!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Well there is not much news to report. We have been busy with work, and the holidays. We had a great Thanksgiving with my sisters at Disneyland, and then we had our turkey dinner on black Friday. I am someone who loves this time of year, so I have spent the past two weekends decorating and doing crafts. I would have thought that this season I would have been more glum, since this will be another Christmas where I will not be a mom, but I am not depressed at all. At Disneyland, we saw so many cute little babies all bundled up, probably on their first trip to the park, and that did send a pang through my heart. However this pang did not linger, because I know we will get that call or email soon, and before we know it, we will be parents! So I am just enjoying Christmastime, since most likely, this will be the last one without an added little stocking next to ours.

Having said all of that, I received an email from our agency a couple a weeks ago, showing me how to make a facebook page for our adoption in order to get more exposure. So I thought it was about time that we did something to market ourselves a little more.
Check out our page.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and your holiday season is merry!