Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Time for Rest

We survived!!! Not without our battle wounds, but we did survive the week!
The appraiser came today to look at the house and we should know the results of his report tomorrow. It took all of 15 minutes for him to glance around and take some measurements. I think we were both kind of like, "is that it?"...after 3+ days of intense house projects.

I will have to post some pictures, but basically we built handrails for our basement steps, painted the living room ceiling, installed door frames into three interior doorways, installed baseboards and quarter round, cleaned out the gutters, mowed and trimmed the yard, etc. Needless to say we spent every waking minute working, but it was so worth it. The steps were definitely the biggest project and they turned out great.

The good thing was to see how well we worked together. It is amazing 11 years into our marriage at how easily we worked together. I am sure 10 or even 5 years ago we would have probably gotten on each other's nerves and instead of discussing the ways to renovate, we probably would have battled out to get our way. I am so thankful for the growth in our marriage and that I have a wonderful partner to work with!

Our oldest turned in his bug project for school and earned his 5 points that were needed for his AR (Advanced Reading) course! We are so glad to have these complete and look forward to meeting with his teacher next week for parent teacher conferences! I can't believe we are almost finished with the first semester of school. His interim grades were really good....we are so proud of him!

Now regarding the adoption:

We were notified last week that Annalee's Visa Physical will be on 09/29. (Korea offices are closed next week for a holiday to celebrate families and the ancestor's of each family. I love learning the heritage of the Korean culture...it is so rich and full of respect!) After her Visa Physical, then she will be ready to have her Visa issued. I am still thinking we will travel to Korea the week of fall break (Oct. 11th)

Also, we received a new Well Baby Check today. Our girl is now 25 lbs at 10 months old (Cute and Big Baby) and has 1 top tooth in addition to two bottom teeth. She is standing alone, waves Bye-Bye, and plays ball. She is doing so well and we can't wait to see her and hold her in our arms!!! Very soon!!

Have a very blessed week!

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe how quickly your process has gone to get her here! You will be traveling before you know it! Yay! I am so excited for you all!