we've struggled to get past all of the illness this week, and husband just had his first fever free day today, but we've gotten two great bits of information this week.
the first notification from the agency was that the informational meeting we need to attend is being held april 1st. that was a great piece of news to have because we've been wondering how to plan around a mandatory out of town meeting that we did not know the date of. now that we know the date of the meeting we can request time off from work, make other plans for other out of town events this spring, and have the date on the calendar to look forward to.
the second thing that came along with this was a prompting for us to finish filling out our formal application. we were given a nudge to go ahead and submit the application (if we were done) so that we would not miss out on the class. we'd finished it last week, but just wanted some more time to mull things over and see if we needed to re-word anything etc. so, after i got the nudge today we mustered up the courage to press the "Send to Bethany" button. we definitely wanted to get the paperwork out the door, but were feeling nervous with large text fields and what they should/should not contain. the longer we thought about it, the more we thought we had not said enough, or we'd said too much. we told our story and feel good about the final product. we hope to have some confirmation of acceptance past this next stage soon and will keep you posted as soon as we hear anything!
this photo was just one of our favorites from our pre-adoption photo shoot with kaitlin roten this past fall. we thought it was perfect to say happy valentine's day, and here's to one more adoption landmark under our belts!