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Synchronizing those winding down with those winding up

April 9th, 2015 at 05:46 am

1) We started college visits this past Spring break with older daughter. Only seen a few, but she has a top contender that we both like which will be hard to beat. Small liberal arts close to home. She's opting to not live on campus and work from a Chicago-based agency, so I am hopeful all goes well for her.

2) I am back in school today, officially a graduate student of the establishment I have attended as a SAL. A bit excited by it all, a very interesting track I am on. But also wondering since we've got lots of unknowns.

3) DH moves to the new location tomorrow in Itasca. He's serious about working remotely on the days he has classes (he starts in August). Sounds like a wise move on his part. I've made suggestions in the past, but he wasn't really ready to listen, so it is nice that he has a plan of his own.

4) We meet tomorrow with the person who may be able to advise us on pursuing an adoption from the country we are interested in. From here it is essentially a private international adoption and those plans were quashed right away, but this has the Church involved and the help of someone pretty high up. We remain cautiously hopeful and have decided to tell everyone what is going on so we have plenty of prayers covering us.

5) We went away for a few days over Spring break to an indoor water park in Utica, IL. Only an hour a way with tons of hiking options and plenty of indoor fun. We spent more than usual on a room, but it was a suite and there was enough room for everyone to sleep comfortably. Well worth the price.

6) We are officially down to our last $2.50. Payday is tomorrow and we paid for everything cash for our time away. Really nice to do that, first time possibly ever. But definitely making strides.

5 Responses to “Synchronizing those winding down with those winding up”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Sounds like lots going on, Laura!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    How well I remember times of being down to $2.50! Good luck with school and with your husband's "new" position!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    So many unknowns with an adoption...praying for your family!

  4. Stephanie Says:

    So many great things happening for you and your family - all very exciting. I look forward to reading about how you and your family continue on. Good luck with schools. Prayers on the adoption front. There is a baby that needs your love and guidance and God is putting everything in order so that you get the most precious angel!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like a very busy time for y'all!

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