-contacted Reece's Rainbow, let them know of our intent to adopt and got information on how to start the process
-joined the RR yahoo group(tons of wonderful people with a wealth of information from their own personal adoption journeys)
-found out that one of my sweet internet/bloggy friends is actually a real life kindred spirit kinda friend :]
-went to downtown Port Arthur and got an "official" copy of Josh's birth certificate
-went online and ordered and "official" copy of my birth certificate (I was born in Columbus, Ohio so I can't very easily swing by there and pick up a copy. :))
-had our passport pictures taken
-applied for our passports!!!!
Josh got alot accomplished too!! He:
-pressure washed the entire outside of the house
-replaced two broken T-posts on the chicken pen
-dug a trench for a standing water problem we have in our back yard
-got a water pump and pumped all the standing water out
-did a little bit of research about Ukrainian history and what to expect as a visitor there
-had an excellent day with my kids, my sister, 3 nephews, and a neice at the Houston zoo
-cleaned off the porch so that Josh could pressure wash it
-weedeated a patch of tall grass and weeds that has been too wet to mow because of the standing water problem. I looked hilarious when I finished! My face was covered in mud sprinkles!
All in all a very successful week! I have a few more things that I plan to get accomplished this weekend which include, but aren't limited too:
-re-potting some plants
-hang a ceiling fan in Luke's room
-attend my neice's 2nd b-day party
-make homemade pizza and sugar cookies with my kids
-watch some college football
-have a blast with my 11th and 12th grade Sunday school girls
Every baby step is one step closer to bringing our special kiddo home!