Thursday, May 6, 2010

1st Draft of Portfolio = DONE!

So we stayed up way too long last night working on our portfolio and trying to get our first draft to our agency - but we did it! For those of you not yet in touch with adoption lingo, our portfolio is essentially a family album, filled with pictures and stories about us, our lifestyle, our family, our friends, etc.

As a serious crafter I might even say it was fun to put together. Even above the crafting part, it was great fun to look at a bunch of our pictures and remember all of those great times. However, with that said, I also have to complain a little at how hard it was to find pictures of David and I together, without our sunglasses and not making funny faces! Who knew that would be the most difficult part of making the book.

Anyways, the draft link to the book has been sent and we are now so much closer to being officially in the waiting pool, even though we are practically their right now.

Our trip to MT was wonderful. Three of my close friends that I spent time with are either new moms or currently pregnant. It was a lot of fun to swap stories and experiences, we all had a lot to share! In addition to the story swaps, there was some generous hand me downs handed to me for the little one (we really need to come up with a better name than this, I know). Such cute to come soon of my favorite little clothes. My favorite part about the hand me downs is that when we dress the little one up in these clothes I will be also thinking about the ones who gave them to me.

Must get going on my day of work.


  1. Congratulations! You really are plowing ahead. We're plodding slowly behind. Very slowly.

  2. I love your blog! Thank you for sharing all of the steps you are going through. It truly is an amazing process. And what wonderful links you have! I'm going to spend far too much time reading tonight...

  3. Thanks for the updates, I too spend a lot of time following up on the links you share. I had never realized before that in one of our favorite pictures you are wearing sunglasses even though David isn't. Still a great picture.

  4. can't wait to see the portfolio one day...along with all your new additions. xox