Monday, September 26, 2011

Wonderful Anniversary Weekend

Last friday we celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary.  I was really looking forward to our day!  Five years just seemed really comforting to me.  I can honestly say that our marriage has gotten better over the first five years.  I think we're closer, we communicate better, we're more patient and understanding with each other.  I just really love him and love being married to him!

I worked in the morning, but in the afternoon I came home to some flowers on the table and a sentimental card.  I got Tyler a charcoal smoker, knowing that I would get to enjoy it too.  When I went upstairs to shower, I was surprised by a second bouquet (a dozen roses) and a funny card.  We went out for sushi that evening and then returned home to watch a movie, but ended up watching diner's drive-ins & dives and the season premiere of Grey's Anatamoy.  We indulged in dessert on the couch, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries made by Tyler.  We enjoyed the weekend off together trying out the smoker, watching the Husker vs Wyoming football game, baking a cheesecake, and checking out a new trail with Bailey.  Pretty much a wonderful weekend if you ask me!

Pretty Flowers

Surprise Roses

Before Sushi

Goofing Around

Smoking Chicken


Family Walk

We also finished up the majority of our adoption paperwork!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

We're Totally Certifiable

It’s official!  All of our friends can now entrust us with their little ones while they enjoy a date night.  We’re CPR and First Aid Certified.  Seriously, we promise not to ignore your children while we make out on the couch. Or to be on our phones the entire time they’re here.  See, we already sound way better than the fifteen year old down the street.

The classes weren’t bad at all.  Brenda, our instructor, had quite the sense of humor and had plenty of stories to tell.  This was great for Tyler, as it helped to keep his interest.  Tyler’s favorite story was about a little boy that discovered he could see his sphincter muscle in the mirror, and while watching himself he somehow decided that it would be a good idea to hide his toy car in there.  It was pretty funny to hear about, but I bet his parents were mortified.

I left the class wanting to immediately turn the water heater down, change out all of the fire alarm batteries, write our fire escape plan, and purchase all the safety equipment we need.  But in the name of not wanting to be a neurotic overly worried parent, I haven’t done any of those things yet.

Coming up in October, we have our Adoptive Baby Care class and our 13 hours of Domestic Infant Adoption training (over 2 days).  We’ll then have the 16 hours of training that Colorado law requires.  We’re also turning in our completed contract and formal application paperwork along with our initial payment next week.  Then it’s time to start preparing for our home study.