Friday, August 26, 2011


All of those notarizations, home study visits, authentications, copies, copies, and more copies culminate with is the day our dossier was sent to China!

We celebrated with some homemade lo mein (what else...)!!  It tasted pretty authentic, too.

Sue came by later and we went to Dairy Queen for a little sundae celebration.  No pics, everyone was too busy eating....

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy T&P Day

Today is our 9 year anniversary!  It is so crazy thinking this will be our last year just the two of us.  Big changes in store...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

August Moon Festival

P and I had a great day at the August Moon Festival in Quincy.  We ate some yummy Chinese food and watched several dance performances.  McDonald's had this little pavilion where you could spin a wheel to win something and they also had these cool pictures that you could have taken for free!  Of course, P brought along one of our E announcements, so we thought it would be cute to pose with her picture.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I-800A Approval

Woo hoo!  After another day of stalking the mail carrier, we got it!  It was fun to get it on a Saturday since we were both there to get it together. 
Yes, these are my pajamas.

How appropriate P in his stars and stripes with the USPS truck that we stalked in the background.

We celebrated with a trip to the North End for some good eats.  P got the last few slices of pizza left at Umberto's, and then we headed to the Fisherman's Feast and shared an arancini the size of my head.  Yum!  It's so nice to be able to celebrate the little steps.
Loves his pizza.
See the 2nd fork?  This is me "sharing" my arancini.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Jazz Hands

OK, this isn't us doing "Jazz Hands", it's us getting psyched up for our fingerprints.  Since these pics were taken at 5am, I'm surprised I had the energy to smile.  After our first attempt at "walking in" to do our fingerprints at the Application center in Boston was foiled, we were trying to have a positive attitude for our second attempt.  Fortunately, 2nd try was a charm and we got our fingerprints done. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Boothbay Harbor

This weekend we decided to take a break from the paperwork and madness to go to one of our favorite places, Boothbay Harbor (BBH).  We talked a lot about how this is our last trip here for just the two of us, and how we can't wait to bring E.  It was fun to see several adoptive families enjoying the harbor, and thinking about how that will be us soon enough!

We managed to pack in many of our favorite things during our trip...especially lots of good food and taking in the beautiful scenery of the harbor.

P was not happy about the long line at Boothbay Ice Cream Factory.
Murray Landing, East Boothbay