We left for the most amazing adventure of our lives. You can reread about it here.
First of all, we hopefully will be moving in March. We have been looking at houses for a few months now, wanting a single family home (we are in a semi), and perhaps something in the country with a little property. Last week we found something, not rural, but a single home within our price range, that is only 2 years old. And it is so cute! So we have an offer in, and it has been accepted… but we have to sell our place first! We listed it last night, and already have had interest (should be seeing an offer tonight!). We have been decluttering, boxing things up and staging in general (thank goodness for all those TLC shows). I’m really going to miss this place, but I think it is time to move on. We said we would live here 5 years, and we are in our 6th. The new place has a lot of potential, and there are some really nice people in the new neighbourhood. I’m really going to miss our current neighbours though (luckily I work with a couple of them!).
Secondly, the night we were finalizing our offer on the new house, I got an email that stated we could start working on our homestudy! Seriously – an hour before we were signing our offer, and getting our house listed… While we are super excited to start the process to Alex’s brother or sister… it was a big shock. We were expecting this summer to start, but since the Ministry of Child and Youth Services is taking about 17 weeks to process applications (it was only 8 weeks when we adopted Alex), we were advised to start earlier. So, now we are talking to our adoption practitioner about a possible start date. I’m hoping to start in March. I think February is going to be too busy with packing etc., and we want her to evaluate us in our new home (fingers crossed!).
Little man Alex has also been keeping us on our toes. He is faster than the speed of light it seems, and lots and lots of fun. His newest obsession (besides trucks) is hockey. Which is perfect for Matt…. and the fact that Hockey Day in Canada is being hosted in Stratford this weekend! Should be fun. He is also now taking swimming lessons on Sunday morning. Pics coming this weekend. We’ve been battling some very dry skin on Alex’s throat – and since he likes to scratch, we are not winning the fight. Actually hydrocortizone cream has been helping quite a bit.
So there you have it. Where were are right now. So much for Wordless Wednesday. Another post coming later too!! I guess I’m making up for lost time.