We put a little gravel in our travel this week and spent time in Montana with Cory's parents and grandmother, who is plugging right along at 92, so it was nice to spend time with her. We did spend time traveling to Helena to get Cory's birth certificate authenticated, as required for our China dossier. One thing checked off a very, very long list.
We also sort-of planned out the next 8 months, should this Chinese adoption actually happen. It's very overwhelming--there is a ton of paperwork, money, money and more money that needs to be spent and saved, and complicated processes to figure out. So we made an epic list of things to be done (that covers our the entire front of our refrigerator), and are going to just start at the top. Maybe this time the work we are doing will actually end up with a child.
We are hopeful that the new year brings good things for everyone waiting to complete their families. Come on, 2012, show us what you've got!!
A few Montana pics:
(Butte, MT, is an old mining town. The mining gallows are all over the city to this day.)