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The Collins Family

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Acceptance Packet & Welcome Album

We received our acceptance paperwork packet on Thursday afternoon. And while I jumped right in filling parts of it out, I truly thought that I could get most of it done by Friday evening. The majority of the paperwork has to be notorized and we had planned to get this done yesterday afternoon until we realized that no one works or they take off early on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend. Understandable, but it looks like we will now have to wait until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week to get it done.

I found some time yesterday afternoon to start working on the Welcome Album that we will send to Holt who will then pass it along to Levi and his caretakers. It will be a simple book that will include photos introducing Levi to his immediate family, pets, and his surroundings. Hopefully, the pictures will help start preparing Levi for the transitions that he will soon experience and will give him a preview of his new life with his forever family. Since he is only 12 months, most of the pictures are face shots and I will not include a lot of descriptive captions.

Our dining room table is a mess with scattered paperwork and the Welcome Album pages. Normally this clutter would completely annoy me, but these are "Happy" papers, so a mess it will probably stay until we are ready to send the completed papers back to Holt.
I will take pictures of Levi's welcome album and post them when I have it finished.

Happy Memorial Day weekend! To me, this weekend is the start of summer. Time to fire up the grill and spend lots of time at the lake and pool. I love summer! At the same time, I will be remembering the many lives lost by the brave women and men serving and protecting our country.


Julie said...

I am so excited that you are doing that this weekend. You are so much more patient than I was. I wanted it all done over the weekend and I wouldn't take no for an answer. Then if you remember I had to do all the paperwork over and they wouldn't send the album. You are so much more sane and calm than I was(am?)I wish you a speedy process.

Rachel said...

Yay!!! I love happy messes like that :) So excited that you soon going to be one step closer to Levi!!! Isn't it awesome to know who you're waiting for now??

Tam-A-Roo said...

Sounds like you're going to have a busy weekend...nothing like "happy messy paperwork" though! Have fun! Looking forward to seeing the welcome album completed.

Amber said...

Hope you guys had a great long weekend! Yay, the summer is starting...enjoy! How exciting, to be working on a welcome album for your son :0)
I wish you and your family a speedy process with all of the paperwork...