I just want you all to know that I am alive and well. I have become a super lame blogger. Blogging is something that I usually really enjoy, but I have so much to blog about right now that I am overwhelmed and avoiding it. It doesn't help that our "home study" visit for the adoption is on Monday, so I have been going crazy this week getting our apartment all set up, organized, and decorated while Ryan has been at the hospital (he started his program on Monday and is really liking it). A case worker will be visiting us at 9:00 a.m. on Monday morning to approve our home and make sure we will be fit parents. This will be our last "in person" visit with her before she can send our final adoption application to the state for approval. The only thing still pending is our fingerprint clearance. We got our fingerprints taken about two months ago--I can't believe how long it takes the state to process these things. I am quite certain that, if they got good images, our fingerprints will pass because neither Ryan nor I is a dangerous criminal...but what if the images aren't good and they make use redo them??? Oh heavens--that just can't happen because the baby is due in less than two months--so everyone pray for our fingerprints!!
In other news, Ryan bought a globe that plugs into the wall and glows to use as the baby's nightlight. It was $1 at a garage sale, and Ryan says it is the best $1 he has ever spent. I quite agree with him--it is a darn cute globe. I am trying to make the baby's room and the rest of our apartment look cute. It's a little difficult, as I am somewhat decorationally challenged. I will put up a few photos when all of this mayhem is over. And I will of course blog about Hawaii sometime soon...been meaning to do that for two weeks now.