Friday, July 3, 2009

Two weeks

It's now been two weeks since we saw Clarissa's sweet face for the first time. I'm happy to say that time is totally flying by!! These past few weeks have been insanely busy and I don't really see things slowing down too much for the next little bit. I keep thinking that after I finish each project or each step in the adoption that things will calm down for a bit, but so far I just keep coming up with new projects!

Shawn has today off work for the holiday so this morning we FINALLY went to the post office to apply for our passports. We've literally been planning to go do that for months and we just kept putting it off. For some reason in my mind I thought it was going to be a big pain to go do it, but in reality it was ridiculously simple. There was no one in line at the post office this morning at all and the woman who helped us was SO nice. We were in and out of there really quickly. If everything goes the way it's supposed to we should have our passports by the middle of August, which should give us plenty of time before we actually travel.

After that we went to the mall for a bit and I bought Clarissa some clothes to put in her care package since I decided that the clothes I bought her last week aren't going to fit. There is nothing more fun than buying little girl clothes. Seriously, I'm going to have to learn to restrain myself before I spend our life savings on clothes. Actually, we already spent our life savings on the adoption, so there's not much to left to spend on clothes...

At the moment Shawn is out picking up movies and a pizza and we're all going to snuggle up in a bit and have family movie night. We've enjoyed sharing movies from our childhood with our kids lately, so tonight we're watching The Princess Bride and The Karate Kid. Two classics from my youth that I think the kids will like.

Tomorrow we're going to do something fun, but we haven't decided exactly what yet. We'll probably go have a picnic somewhere for lunch, we might go out to the lake for a bit and tomorrow night we're going to grill hamburgers, roast marshmallows and set off some fireworks in the backyard. The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. It was a huge event when I was young and I have such great memories of it. My dad used to love holidays and he always made a big deal out of the 4th of July. He would get up super early in the morning to save us a good spot at the parade, there was always something fun in the afternoons and we always went to the fireworks in the evening, which were a big deal in my hometown. I always miss my dad and my hometown on the 4th of July, so planning lots of fun activities on the 4th is my cure for nostalgia.

Right now it's already the 4th of July in Korea, not that Korea is celebrating anything! It's about 8am right now. I bet Clarissa is just getting up and starting her day. Maybe right now her foster mom is getting her dressed and putting a cute bow in her hair. I hope she's being loved and snuggled and I hope that someone is kissing her chunky cheeks 20 times a day. I can't wait until that's my job! :)

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