today we got an e-mail confirming receipt of our initial application.
they also requested additional details for one of the questions we answered affirmatively. we figured this would happen, so we're not totally devastated. however, i was just excited to have us moving on to the next stage. i was hoping this email with attachment was the GIANT application, but maybe we will get that shortly!
in other news - we're set all up for Christmas. will said this was the most excited he's ever been to set up the Christmas tree, and he helped from start to finish. (hopefully he will have that same enthusiasm when it's time to take it all down.)
our most favorite thing is our nativity scene gifted to us from will's folks a few years back. it is made from olive wood and each piece is hand carved. above is the sweet baby Jesus - the reason for the season!