Tuesday, April 22, 2008


We've started baby-proofing the house. It is very exciting. Of course, there's the standard moving of the cleaning supplies. But I'm wondering, if we can't figure out how to install a lock on our knife drawer, does that mean we're not ready to be parents? I really wish Tiff hadn't thrown away the directions. If anybody wants to come over and install a drawer lock, I'm sure we could give you a nice warm meal or something. I did install a cat door in the basement. Consider this your warning for using the basement bathroom at your own discretion. If you feel like someone is watching you in there, you're probably right. The bathroom is now the portal for the cats to eat, etc.

On another note, we have our home visit/inspection on Thursday afternoon. Hopefully it all goes well. I'll keep all of our fans up to date. Interestingly enough, I haven't seen many hits. Hmmm.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Parenting Class in Moline

We traveled to Moline today for an all-day parenting class (it was all I could do to keep Tiff from talking about visiting the John Deere plant). Basically it was a workshop on how we can be adoptive parents to an international child. It was a long day, but it was really nice to meet some other parents who are going through the same process. They were all at different stages—and with different countries—and some had been through it all before. There are a few other families adopting from Korea, as well as a few other families from the Peoria area.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


In the past few weeks, I began two things that I never thought I would do before. First, I joined Facebook. Second, this blogging thing. At least not for any extended period of time. So we'll see how this goes. I thought this might be a good way for everyone to keep up to date with what is going on with the entire process. After Tiff got done laughing at me for creating a blog, she agreed that she had been planning on doing the same thing. Hopefully at some point, we'll be able to put photos up here (especially when we travel to Korea) for everyone to see. If you wish, feel free to comment or share this with others. Enjoy!