Saturday, June 26, 2010

In Which We Pose For The Camera, And Receive Some Wonderful News

You might recall that a while back we won a photo shoot from Persimmon Images, and did an extremely fun (if wet) session with them at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle.  We had the second half of our photo shoot with the always lovely Kat and Justin today, and all of us had a blast!  Happily we were not rained on this time-- and the sun even peeked out a little bit from behind the clouds, so that was great.  We've become friends with Kat and Justin over the past few months as they happen to be not only very talented photographers but also pretty awesome people, and so it was really great to get the chance to hang out with them.  Knowing we'll get some fantastic pictures out of it is an added bonus!

This time we met in Tacoma and posed outside the Glass Museum for a while.  It was fairly uncrowded, though we did see one other photographer photographing a gorgeous couple in what was probably an engagement session.  Connor behaved just beautifully-- not just for the photo shoot, but all through dinner afterwards as well.  He didn't even tell Kat to "go away" this time; which makes the session a big success in my book! 

And to top it all off, we got our home study rough draft back today.  Our approval is contingent on our background check from Texas coming back clear, but otherwise we're approved to adopt a child from Thailand of either gender who has physical/medical special needs and is up to eight years old!  This is fantastic news because it puts us one step closer to adopting Sylvie.  The home study is fairly general so that if for some reason we are not able to adopt Sylvie (because another family adopts her first, she transfers to a different orphanage and the adoption agency is unable to locate her, etc) then we'll be able to adopt another child who falls within those parameters.  But hopefully it won't be an issue, and we'll be able to move forward on bringing her home!

All in all it was a pretty perfect day!



Ellen said...

Hey! What an absolutely great post to come upon at this ungodly hour, thankyouverymuch insomnia. That is ecstatic news about Sylvie!!!!!!!!!!!!! Exclamation point etc.! I am excited for you guys.

We still can't bite the bullet on kid no. 3.

It is so happymaking when photo shoots go well, I'll look forward to seeing those pics. We had a semi-decent one with a photographer last weekend. I get stressed about them, because Max never wants to cooperate (he can't say "go away" but he sure does mean it!) and because I think I look a gazillion pounds heavier in pictures. Max always looks handsome, happily.

Happy weekend!


leah said...

What a GREAT day! Wonderful news on the homestudy, and you are one step closer to bringing Sylvie home. And Connor had a happy photo shoot- I can't wait to see the pictures! The last ones were so beautiful.

Actually, I can't wait to see the THIRD photo shoot- sometime next July or August, with your family of four. Exciting times!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Hurray, hurray, hurray!

Greymare said...

Awesome!!! I'm so glad that your home study came back soon, and with good news!

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