This is a late post, since we actually passed court on April 20th. But I am still excited. So weird, but our time in Ethioipa feels like a dream. And I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that we have two sons, who are unfortunately about 8000 miles away, but they are MY sons now! Officially!
Sue is predicting we go get them in June. I am predicting towards the end of May... That is what I am praying for. We know it will be at least 3 weeks from the time we pass court. Which means I need to get busy.
Last Friday, Aaron took the girls to TN to start their trip to Washington DC with his parents. They have been gone all week and will probably be home sometime tomorrow.
I was able to work 36 hours this week. Aaron took off Wednesday (our court day) and we went out to eat for lunch. And other than working 3 12 hour shifts, I have been lazy when it comes to preparing for the boys. We do have one crib up in Madelyn's room. Someone from church is giving us a 2nd crib. Still undecided as to where to put it.
We had a shower at church last Sunday night. It was so nice. The hosts had asked us if we were registering. I said no, all I want is needs, not wants. Our budget will be so depressingly tight this next year, I would love to have diapers, wipes and formula.
So they did a money tree. At that shower alone we got around $1900. Which paid for our Embassy appointment! I made a poster of adoption costs and where all of our money had gone. It all added up to $38,000 for both. EEEKKKK! that is me guesstimating how much our 2nd trip will cost.
So I was working on the budget last night. And just to make minimum payments on our loans, I will probably have to work 60 hours a month.
Still praying that God continues to provide like He always has.
Today I am making a list of what to pack. We could be going as soon as 2 1/2 weeks. On the plane trip back, each baby is allowed a diaper bag, so I am going to go ahead and have those packed and in my suitcase since I won't need anything out of that until we go.
Our house is really crowded and I am terrible at sorting. But we have a tall dresser that I think I will use for the boys clothes. The drawers don't work too well and they are always falling out, so we gave the girls a different one, but rather than spend money on another one, I think I will just use it myself. Now to figure out where to put it.