Sunday, May 25, 2008

Temporarily on hold

We've decided to put adopting on hold for a little while. Not TOO long (don't worry, eager future grandparents!=)... but a little while.

Between trying to get ready to move (!!! yikes !!!) and me looking for a new job, it's just too much on our plate to even consider becoming parents.

To be completely honest... I'm a bit relieved. I go back and forth about this parenting thing. Some days I think I'm ready to add another member to our family, and other days I'm not so sure. Things are... well, they're wonderful the way they are right now. Jonathan, Cody, and I are really enjoying each other. Life is good.

And then I see cute little families carrying their babies in backpacks and think... I want that!

Of course, I know that being a family is a lot more than looking cute while hiking with a baby in a backpack from REI. But I also know that there is never going to be a "perfect" time to start our family. Life won't pause so that we can get all our ducks in a row. =)

I guess the moral of the story is... we're definitely excited about starting the adoption process, but plan to put it on pause for a couple of months. Until we find a new place to live, that is. So... here we go!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Not to compare Cody to a bump on the log, but...

This video just has to go in our adoption portfolio!

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Not to compare dogs to children, but...



For 3 days and 2 nights, Jonathan and I did some fabulous road-tripping... WITH THREE DOGS! I'd like to point out that the number of dogs outnumbers the number of people.

We decided that if we can travel from Minnesota to Colorado with three pups (and survive) then that's a good sign that we're ready to be a mommy and daddy =)

Jonathan, Patty, and I did realize, however, that dogs can't ask "Are we there yet?!" On the bright side though, babies don't have to be taken outside to pee at 5 in the morning. A trade-off, I guess.