posted by K | filed under Adoption, Bedrooms, Nursery, Shopping Disease | 8 Comments

One evening not so long ago, two gigantic cardboard boxes arrived on our doorstep. We sprang eagerly from our seats on the couch, because we’d been anticipating the arrival of the crib and changing table from the faraway land of Tar-jay. D turned on XM satellite radio’s 60′s on 6 channel, and we set to [...]

posted by K | filed under Adoption, Bedrooms, Nursery, Shopping Disease | 14 Comments

The room that we’ve been tentatively calling the nursery still looks more like a catch-all than a space a child would want to call his/her own. Until now, I’ve avoided even thinking about decorating it as a nursery, because I was afraid having a room all set up with crib and curtains and whatnot would [...]

posted by K | filed under Adoption, Kitchen, Nursery, Simplify | 4 Comments

We just got word that our paperwork for the home study is complete (even our fingerprint clearances, which we just got today!), and that means we can now be assigned a social worker. I was so antsy for this to happen – thinking it was taking for.ev.er – but now that it has, eek, that [...]