It's different for everyone, but as I've mentioned, our age range is a little wider than most and we are hoping for siblings, these types of things can speed up the process. The best she could really come up with was "I don't think it will take more than a year, but I can't be for certain." Hmmmm....not sure how I felt about that answer, but not much I can do about that.
Overall I thought everything went well. Took a couple of hours for the interviews and to inspect the house. We are missing two things so we will have to get those completed before the 2nd interview next week. Afterwards, we attempted to complete something that resembled Family Night, which we normally do on Wednesdays. Since Wednesday was Halloween and T wanted to spend some time with friends, we rescheduled to tonight.
Our Dinner Table: My cute Halloween S&P shakers and sad wilting flowers which were replaced yesterday with flowers my husband bought :)
I usually make sure everyone is home on time (I made it very clear that this rule can not be broken!), I cook, and we sit together with no interruptions eating dinner. We take turns on who gets to pick the background music, although this doesn't seem very "cool" to T and he usually just leaves it on whatever music channel was already playing. We forgot about the music tonight though. Instead we finished eating a thrown together meal talking, discussing and laughing. T informed us that out of 450 students he's been nominated for "Most fun to be around" in his senior class, which I think is pretty darn cool. I would tend to agree as well.
Appetizers for our Home Study, wasn't sure how long it would be and didn't want the boys to get to hungry, turned out to be our main course for dinner + a few pantry finds for T
I then forced the boys to play a game of Trouble, which I would like to note that I am undefeated despite my husbands cheating. I think the years of playing with my Papa and the thumps in the head when we made a 'bad' move have finally paid off. When we played growing up, and we played a lot, I think the rule was that we were not allowed to jump ourselves when going around the board, but my husband refuses to follow that rule and I keep forgetting to look it up on the Internet. Any takers on what the rule is?
This is me (the blue) winning Trouble!
So thankful for these family nights and time spent just the 3 of us around the table. Love when T gets philosophical on us, even though he can often prove me wrong or teach me a thing or two. I will quickly admit that with many things he is much smarter than me, despite my MBA achievement. He's the first to admit he's not big on small talk, but if you want to talk about philosophy, his friends, sports (the Green Bay Packers or fantasy football especially) or academics (tonight it was about derivatives in calculus) you can get a good and full conversation out of him, well....thats as long as you can keep up. Love when he is happy and confident like tonight, makes me heart happy. I'm typing away on my computer as he is playing his guitar in the next room, it's the cherry on top of my evening listening to his soft song.
I feel like I can finally relax a little with the home study half way over and our family night tonight was a great way to end this stressful day. I now realize that I really did stress way more than I needed to. I figured I would, but that is just how I am. Next on the To-Do-List, is to hide my list and try and have a great Friday and weekend!