Friday our adoption caseworker flew out to Togiak to do a home visit. The main purpose is for them to observe us with Kaylee in our own home to make sure that things are going well. This should be a last visit. Starting on Monday our paperwork for finalization should be underway. We’re hoping that things can be finalized within a month. Once the adoption is finalized, Tim and I can take Kaylee to the temple to be sealed to us. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with a sealing, it is the way that Kaylee is linked to Tim and I so that we will be a family for eternity, not only for this life. It is similar to the sealing that took place when Tim and I were married in the temple. We were linked together for eternity. We will be husband and wife in this life and the next. Kaylee will be our daughter in this life and the next.
This week was busy for me at home. Prior to going to Healy, I spent days packing as many boxes as I could. There was a bit of left of mess to clean up from that as well as the house cleaning to do that was neglected during that time. I also was busy packing a few more boxes to be sent over to Dillingham with some teachers midweek and some boxes to send with Tim today. On top of that I had primary packets to prepare, print, and mail out for teaching my Sunday lessons for the month of May and a talk to prepare for church today. Needless to say my daily exercise didn’t happen this week.
Tim was off to Dillingham this afternoon once again. He has social studies meetings for the next two days. Hopefully he’ll be able to find some time to look at some houses and apartments while he is there.
Kaylee is doing really well, although I think she has come down with her first cold. She’s been a bit congested today but seems to be in relatively good spirits. In the past few days she has started playing with toys. Before she would stare at her toys and bat at them occasionally, but now she is actually grabbing and holding them. It’s fun to watch. She has also had several ponytails these past couple of weeks. Check out the picture.