Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Enjoying some family time

We're still here! Got lots going on, most of it good: homeschooling, karate, piano and guitar lessons, Cub Scouts, working out and keeping the bills paid. Not to mention keeping everyone fed and in clean clothes.

In addition to the usual, we're working on a new project. Actually, we've been working on it for months, but I haven't mentioned it here because I was kind of superstitious, I guess.

But National Adoption Awareness Month seems like a good time to announce: we're adopting a little boy from South Korea!

We're finishing up the homestudy process now, and hoping to get a referral for our Little Guy early next year.

So...there's lots of paperwork, meetings, training, reading books, and shopping, not to mention dreaming about Little Guy and wondering how on earth we're going to do it all with a toddler in the family!

We're trying to do lots of fun stuff with Super and Dude now since it's hard to predict the initial impact that Little Guy will have on our daily lives.

We hope to be focusing on the bonding/attachment process by this time next year. Which probably means a little less freedom to spontaneously decide to take in a movie, go out to lunch, or toss school out the window and go for a hike.

Still, life with a toddler will bring its own joys. I can not wait to sit on the floor and do puzzles again! And build block towers, just to knock them down! And finger paint! And play Candy Land!

And laugh hysterically over nothing!

Oh, wait...we already do that!

Hope you're having a beautiful fall!


Jennifer said...

What exciting news! Congrats and I hope the process goes quickly and smoothly for you!

Sara said...

How exciting! Good luck with it all!

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Wowzers! How excitng! All the best with your adoption!

Thanks for the Homeschool Blogger award congrats!

LOVE the hike photos (of course)! It looks like around here!

liese4 said...

We are super excited for you! Glad you are sharing your journey with us.

Sparklee said...

Thanks, all! We are alternately excited and anxious. It's a long, tedious process and sometimes it's hard to be patient. But it will be worth it when our Little Guy finally arrives!

Diane said...

Congrats on the adoption. We have a family in our home school group that just adopted a very cute little girl from China. Hope all goes well with the process.

candyn said...

Wow! What amazing news. A couple of my friends have been through the overseas adoption process and they describe it exactly how you have, long, tedious but definitely worth it. How exciting!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! Such wonderful news. I hope the process finishes up smoothly, and you can meet your little guy very soon!

Great photos, as usual :) Nice pic of you and your hubby too - it's fun to put a face to all the great posts I've read here.

Sparklee said...

Thank you! We are making looooong lists of all the stuff we need to do before next fall. The paperwork is the boring part, but getting his room ready will be fun!