Sunday, January 29, 2006

Year of the Dog

Well, we went to a Chinese New Year Celebration today and ate some good food but the thing that I liked the best was the fact that I got a lead on a school close by that teaches Mandarin Chinese. I have the Pimsilor Mandarin Chinese CDs that I have been studying but they have yet to teach me to ask, Where is the bathroom? Some thing I know that will come in handy. Mandarin will not be easy to learn because the sentence structure is so different than ours. Like if you wanted to ask someone, Do you speak english? in Mandarin you actually say, You can speak english and then put ma at the end and that turns it into a question. Then there's alot of answers for Yes, it just depends what words were put in front of the question. I have learned to speak alot of phrases so far but with no one to practice with I don't think I could understand other people speaking it back to me in a conversation. So I am seriously going to look into the school.


Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Waiting to here from are agency if were approved

Well we have to get one more thing for are agency to approve are application just waiting on that.
So in the mean time I have been working on the link session of this blog so that A, I can find everything easy and B, so author people can find links to China related sites that I have been collecting over the past year.
Don't know if we will have are home study done next or make are first payment to ccai have to decide witch one we wont to do Because we are going to try to pay cash for this adoption will see how that works out over the next couple of months. We don't wont to get a lone if we can avoid it. But at the same time I don't wont to drag out are time to DTC ether . But it will all work out in the end, it always dose.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Journey Begins

We've sent off our application to start the whole process in the first part of January. Now we are trying to gather up all of the information needed for the home study before we schedule the social worker to come out to the house. We still have two people that we need to get reference letters from and several other small things to complete before we will be ready. We have been busy trying to get the yard in shape and doing fix-it jobs around the house as well.