So…we have a plan! Yay! I am a planner and organizer by nature but much of my life the last 4 1/2 years has not gone as "planned". Therefore, I say that we have a plan very loosely. In all reality, whatever happens, happens, but at least we have an idea of what our future may look like.
We are 95% positive we will be staying in our current town. It just works for us. Sure I would love to live closer to a larger city with quicker access to shopping, restaurants and whatever my little heart desires but I grew up in a small town (actually smaller) and I think I turned out just fine! Right now we are still awaiting official quotes from our builder but do have several lots picked out if this is the direction we decide to take. If the quotes come back in our range then we will purchase a lot. If not we will continue to house hunt in the area and/or consider adding onto our existing home. Our house is officially for sale and we have already had a showing. The open house is a few weeks away. If we cannot sell our house by April it will come off the market for the time being and we will be pursuing adoption #2. If it does sell our plans to adopt will be put on hold until we build our home or find a house that suits us.
In the meantime, we are soaking up lots of time with our sweet little blessing who is WALKING. Oh my goodness she is on the move. I am pretty sure she does not stop all day except to nap and sleep at night. I love it despite how exhausted I am by the time she goes to bed. I can't believe she will turn ONE in January!
I would also like to let all my loyal readers know that I will be taking a break from blogging for a bit. I feel it is so important that I keep this blog going as a support for those struggling with infertility and prospective adoptive parents but with the craziness of the holidays it is just one more thing to think about. I want to focus on my family and myself. In January I am having a surgery to rule out some health reasons for our difficulty conceiving. I need to focus on my health and well-being and will be back in February to update you all on our whereabouts! Any and all prayers for a smooth and successful surgery are greatly appreciated!