Hooray - our dossier is complete! Our paperwork came back from the Utah Lt. Governor's Office today and here you can see all of it arrayed around us in splendor! And tomorrow morning, it all goes off in a glossy FedEx box to Georgia (where World Partners Adoption is located) for translation into Russian! Yes, this paragraph is full of exclamation points... it's just an excited sort of day :)
And now the real waiting begins. Our part of the document prep is done and we have somewhere around 8 months until our invitation to travel to Kazakhstan! Yes, the wait is brutal already, but in all of it I try to remember that we have the rest of our lives with this little beauty and a few extra weeks will feel like no time at all once she's in our arms. So far, I've spent the time catching up on our scrapbooks (have to find places for past memories as we're creating new ones every day!) and planning how to redecorate our room and fix her room up (oh, plus work and hanging out with my fabulous boys!). Besides, I'm sure you're not worried about the Morningstar Family finding ways to fill the time... we do tend to find adventure around every corner.