Then & Now AND Adoption Update!

Above is a picture of my backyard buried under 2 feet of snow this past Sunday. Below is the same back yard only five short days later. What turned my backyard from a Winter Wonderland to this barren wet wasteland? Could it be the fact that we just had two days of 60 degree weather? Weird, huh! Anyway, a cold front is moving in and we will be up to a balmy 28 degrees by Sunday.

In other news, we received our invitation to be fingerprinted in a week and a half! Our completed homestudy was sent to the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service) on February 6th and we just got the invitation today. I am happy that it came so quickly. Let’s just hope the rest of this stuff goes just as fast. To see an estimated timeline, just check out my previous post from January 26th (it can be found in the January Archive link to the right).


11 Responses to “Then & Now AND Adoption Update!”

  1. 1 Jodie February 18, 2006 at 1:50 am

    Oh I know that weather all too well! (We lived in Orange County, NY right before we moved to San Diego, about 3 years ago!) I have relatives in Bergen county too!

    Congratulations on your fingerprint appointment…one more step closer!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 2 Tammy February 18, 2006 at 3:23 am

    Hey, I have the same soggy landscaping. Lovely huh?

    Yeah! Fingerprinting appointment, one giant leap (or thumbprint)forward!!

  3. 3 savymanda February 18, 2006 at 4:31 am

    Congrats on the “invitation” to be fingerprinted. We just got ours done a few weks ago and it was very exciting!! I have never been so eager to be fingerprinted.

    Love your blog~

  4. 4 Gracencameronsmomy February 18, 2006 at 5:32 am

    Wow, that is your backyard?? It is huge!!(By CA standards!) The snow was beautiful…

  5. 5 chichimama February 18, 2006 at 2:46 pm

    Yep, our yard looks similar! Carzy weather in the NE…

  6. 6 Lisa and Tate February 18, 2006 at 5:18 pm

    Its crazy here is Utah also… One day warm no coat, next day dumpiong of snow with more to come!!! It is a love/hate relationship with me…


  7. 7 Kristin February 18, 2006 at 5:36 pm

    fingerprints! no lotion! clean hands! no purell! no bandages! hmmmm, what other “NOS” did our agency throw at us? i was ready to encase my hands in protective covering until the damn appointment was over!

    one more thing you get to check off you list and therefore one step closer to your babe…

  8. 8 Juliet February 18, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    The weather is pretty freaky here, too. It is freezing here today, but just a few days ago, it was fairly warm. Well, warm for this time of year in Illinois, anyway. It was in the 40s.

    I’m really excited for you and your adoption, and I look forward to reading more about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 9 Katie J February 19, 2006 at 2:03 am

    Wow, that’s fantastic. I remember being very excited since it felt even more tangible when we were fingerprinted. Strange, huh? I’m starting to get the itch to start the process again. It’s soooo wonderful. The waiting sucks so hopefully writing and reading blogs will help. Can’t wait to hear more about it. How do you get to your January archives? I don’t see them listed.

  10. 10 Katie J February 19, 2006 at 2:06 am

    Oops, nevermind I see it now. I’ll just chalk that up to “mommy brain”. How long can I use that excuse?

  11. 11 Kim February 20, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    Congratulations on your fingerprinting invitation! That was definitely the BEST invitation I ever received in my life!!!


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