Well it seems we are officially committed to Riley! Our bio information showed up on RR last Sunday (much to my surprise) and today we mailed off the last piece of paperwork. I didn't expect to see our name up there so soon since we still had one last thing to submit. It has been encouraging to already have so many people praying for Riley that have left comments on here and started following the blog. Now I need to figure out how to be a blogger :). I'm a newbie so please bear with me. A new blog design is coming soon, as well as a "button" that you can add to your own blog.
It is really starting to sink in that we are getting a kid. A little bit scary, which I think is perfectly natural, but also SOOO exciting! We can't wait for Riley to get here. Unfortunately we have to wait until May to travel to get him because I am finishing my PhD this spring. If it were any other semester I probably could have made it work: take a grading assignment, no classes, talk to my advisor via email, etc. But this is my last semester and I have to defend in March or April. There is just no way. Riley isn't cleared for adoption until February so at least he'll only have to wait a few extra months. We're coming, Riley!!
Speaking of being in graduate school, I have 40 students' tests to go grade now. Please leave a comment, it encourages us so much!