Saturday, February 6, 2010

Catching Up!

I have been meaning to update my blog and finally have some time to get it done! It's been a busy month. Unfortunately, no news on our travel dates yet. We thought we'd be going at the end of February, but it looks more like the beginning of March now. Hang in there XJ! I think Chinese New Year is a MUCH bigger deal than I realize, and I believe the whole country stops working so we can't get our Consulate Appointments made etc. We got our visas for China and they spelled my name wrong! Of course, it's not the first time. And, to be quite honest, I don't even really know how my own name appears "officially" as my passport, social security card and birth certificate have 3 different versions. For those of you that don't know me...I have a hyphenated first name and a very unusual hard to spell Italian last name. I'm just glad XJ's last name will be my husbands, which is "Friday"...just like the best day of the week! Anyway, after many assurances from our agency and their liason with the correction needed on the visa. Hope they let me in China!
We also just had to do an 11th hour homestudy update because of Jason's new job. Our social worker rocks and she came today and we'll have it all processed ASAP. We were told this update wouldn't hold up our travel, let's hope this is the case.
Jason's new job is great news...he'd been working on a contract basis for a while and it is just much more of a relief for him to have something more stable. It's also 5 min from home which means he can home home at lunch and be home early in the evenings. AND, I can work out in the morning still while he and XJ have breakfast! Life is good :)

I was supposed to go to DC this weekend to visit my sister, but there is an epic snowstorm going on. I will most likely save the miles and take XJ to visit his Aunts and Uncles in DC in the fall. He'll like it there.