Thank you all for your encouragement and positive comments. We haven't dropped off the face of the planet, we've just been incredibly busy.
We are pushing forward on the Ukrainian adoption front. We've been running around getting everything updated. Our HS updated interview has been completed and we are now waiting to get the referrals and background checks back (yes, we had to redo all these). Our state background checks should be back within a couple of weeks. Our medicals have been redone for the third time. And on top of all this, I've been incredibly busy with work so time has been in very short supply. Unfortunately, I'm now out of town for this week on business and will have Virginia try and get some of the other stuff done, if she can get the time off work. I think all the time consuming items are taken care of and just have the local quick stuff to do (ie. marriage license, house deed, my statement of earnings, etc.).
I'm hoping to catch up on some blogging this week in the evenings. I'm actually at a remote mine site that connects only by satellite so I'll see how much I can actually catch up on. Then we are on vacation for the next two weeks so there won't be much I can do, adoption wise for the next three weeks. I guess there is no real good timing for anything, but I'll get it when it can.
We didn't realize how much we need this vacation. We haven't vacationed for the last two years expecting to travel when we adopt. Now that vacation is imminent, we are so ready. It will feel good to just get away. Though there are things that will still need to be done, we can't do them while away so we are just going to hold tight and (try) not to worry about them while sunning (burning) on the beach.
So for now, not much new news; just pushing forward with Ukraine. I hope to have some (good) news to report on my next post.
The other couple who went through the same ordeal we did has been notified that they were submitted on June 4th. Our prayers are with them that it all goes well this time around.
Cheers all and thanks again,
Chris and Virginia