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On 2 months after deciding to adopt a toddler boy or girl or a sibling group from Ethiopia – we’re excited to say, OUR DOSSIER IS COMPLETE! The dossier is basically a stack of documents that will be presented to the Ethiopian courts to process our adoption. We’ve been told that we’ve completed this step very quickly – but if you know me – work hard until it is done is the way I work.
We are still waiting for our US-CIS approval. Once that is received, we will be officially waiting to be matched with a child. We do not know him/her or them yet, but God already knows them by name.
Here is what our dossier looks like.
MK LOVES cutting things out of magazines – you name it, she cuts it out! It is hilarious! With that said, I love it because I get to sit and flip through old magazines for hours on end. Today, over 1 hour worth of cutting – it is her favorite thing to do these days! Here are some interesting things I found in an older fitness magazine – great info!
- You can walk off a chocolate craving – chocoholics who took a brisk 15-minute walk were less likely to eat an already unwrapped bar! I’ll remember that next time I’m needing some chocolate, which is just about all the time!
- Teaching Body Confidence to girls – I just talked about this at our moms group – so to see it published in a magazine made me feel so smart! Ha! Fitness magazine suggests, “Saying positive things about your own bodu, and taking care of it” rubs off on your own girls. Waterhouse says, “If you have a strong sense of self-esteem, it’s more likely that your daughter will as well.” I like the sound of that!
- Turning off the TV will boost your mood – Experts at the University of Maryland found a strong link between watching TV and being unhappy. I couldn’t image why? Just kidding – TV is so negative – instead, call a friend or go for a walk – that will boost your mood too!
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