Today was court day... well, today was supposed to be court day... well, today was sort of court day. We were supposed to have court at 11, so we got all prettied up (and Steve looks great in the suit!) and got to the courthouse to find out that the judge was in some sort of special session for a criminal case and we were rescheduled for 4.
So, we came back to the apartment, ate PB&J, worked on the speeches some more (and boy am I tired of hearing Steve's speech. I'm sure he feels the same about mine), watched some Arrested Development, worked on our puzzle, and paced around the apartment. Then we got prettied up again and went to the courthouse. We didn't even get into the courtroom until 4:40 because our travel partners were scheduled for court at 3 (and they got a positive decision - hooray!!!).
We gave our speeches and they went awesome. Steve's was authoritative and fact-filled, mine was gushy about how much we love her, and they were truly perfect. Thank you so much for your prayers! Then the prosecutor asked us a few questions about who would stay home with Sestra, why we didn't have more biological children rather than adopting, and how the boys feel about having a sister.
It was all going really well, and we were done with our part of the proceedings when the judge said that we had to adjourn until tomorrow morning because he had to go back into the criminal case.
So, we go back tomorrow. The good news is that none of the delays have anything to do with us (like problems with our paperwork or something somebody has to research). Our part of the hearing should be basically done, now the judge will talk to the baby house doctor and go through our paperwork in the presence of everybody in the court. Of course, we'll post about our new Morningstar just as soon as we can!