Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Here in our neck of the woods, high school football is a big deal. A very big deal. Because we are probably the only people NOT a football game right now, the city powers -that- be decided to move Trick or Treat to Thursday night.

So, last night I took the Clone Trooper (or, as Jack would say, the "tormstooper") and the Naval pilot to our church's Harvest Fest. Dad met us there after work and a good time was had by all. I am pretty sure the boys got more candy at church than they would have if we had gone door-to-door. (But, to be perfectly honest, I kind of missed it!)
Tonight, we are staying in and having our own Harvest Fest. We are going to roast some pumpkin seeds and we have rented some classic movies: Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla and Ghostbusters. We also had some Halloween themed food:

In case you can't tell, those are spider web pizzas and a snake shaped sandwich. I got these ideas from a magazine, but the boys thought I was pretty cool anyway! And really, isn't that the whole reason moms do these kinds of things?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I admit it.

I saw High School Musical 3 on opening day.

The first feature of the day.

Curt and I went as a "date". I would like to say that the whole reason I went was because he wanted to see it, but that would be fibbing. I really wanted to see it, too. We both enjoyed it. It was a good movie. It reminded me alot of "Grease" with all of the singing and dancing. Only this movie was clean and you could actually take a kid to it!

Also, (and I know I am dating myself, here) Zac Efron reminded me so much of Kevin Bacon during the "Footloose" years! Ah, fond memories of high school!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

One down, one to go

Visit, that is.

Our social worker came today to do the first interview with me and the boys. She will talk to Todd next time, when we can schedule a time for him to be here. The home study interview is basically a telling of your life. You start off giving the names of your extended family and tell about your life from elementary school up to now. I've done this twice now and this one was by far the fastest one. I guess it gets a little easier every time you tell it!

After she and I spent some time talking alone, the boys took her on a tour of the house. Jack did most of the tour-guiding, so of course they started in his room. She's just lucky he didn't show her his Hot Wheels one by one. She would still be here.

All in all, it went very smoothly. We have to have our fingerprints done and get a few more papers together, but we should be fully certified by Christmas.

What a terrific Christmas gift!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

It's Been Awhile!

It has been a really busy few weeks.

The highlight, of course, was our trip to Oregon. Oregon is absolutely beautiful and I highly reccommend going there if you can. For us, though, the best reason to go to Oregon is to spend time with the Derosier family. These friends of ours moved to Oregon two years ago and we miss them terribly. We had a terrific time with them. All of the kids got along great and the four grown-ups even got to enjoy a date-night! The entire trip was a very relaxing and renewing time. I'll have more posts and pictures later this week.

We also completed our last night adoption class. We still have a Saturday class to complete, but the bulk of it is done. We found out today that the first part of our home study will be Thursday morning. We are super-excited about it, but, Thursday---YIKES!

A home study, for the uninitiated, is when a social worker comes to the home and studies it.

Seriously, the social worker will come and look at our house and interview all of us. I'm not at all concerned about me or Todd, but what the boys will say is always up in the air. Also, she will look for things like where our fire extinguisher is and if we have smoke detectors in all of the bedrooms. This visit will be the first of four. We will also have background checks, be finger-printed, and will need to provide references and medical paperwork.

Adoption is a ton of work, my friends.

But worth every minute!