Monday, June 17, 2013

I'm gonna be a baker

Tonight was a huge highlight for me.  T and I met Thomas Keller!  (I was bursting at work all day today in anticipation, and everyone just stared at me blankly.  To each their own!).  For those not obsessed interested in a totally healthy way in cooking and food, Thomas Keller is a very famous chef with restaurants like French Laundry, Per Se, Bouchon and Ad Hoc.  French Laundry has long been respected as one of the best restaurants in the country.  It has been surpassed by newer trendier places in rankings, but it's really the granddaddy of all those babies.

Thomas put out a new cookbook with his pastry chef and was at our Williams-Sonoma signing the book and anything else you'd like!  I, of course, completely fumbled my words and literally said "Hi Thomas, baw, blah, blah, baw" before giggling nervously and handing him my book.  Luckily, he was much more smooth than me, and was super nice.  He also signed a wooden pig board (pig represents Ad Hoc) that we can hang on our wall.  Score!!  We ignored the fact that I don't bake at all, and getting a Michelin-starred chef's cookbook to start was not likely the best idea.  Just let me know if you want to be my guinea pig.

And the fact that Pottery Barn Kids was just across the way from Williams-Sonoma didn't hurt at all :)  I still love wandering in that store.

So, keeping with all things speedy, our home study should be done at the end of this week!  We have turned in almost all of our referrals and all of our documents.  The only thing outstanding is Tory's physical, which is tomorrow.  She then plans to have the report finished on Friday.  I also highly suggest that you go through the adoption process if you have any self-esteem issues whatsoever.  Reading other families' support of us has been one of the most touching experiences I've ever had.  It is so easy to do hard things when people around you love you!

We still have some profile work to do before we can become active with our agency, but once our home study is complete we are technically able to present ourselves as "ready" adoptive parents.  So if for some reason we were approached with a situation outside of the agency within our state, we would be able to act on it if we desired.  That is unlikely to happen, but still a huge hurdle to get over.

We head to Chicago to see my brother and some friends this weekend and are so excited.  Time to live it up before we're parents to a baby :)


  1. Hurray! I love this!! I am so excited for you guys! I can't believe how smoothly and how quickly everything is progressing so far and I hope that soon, very soon, you will be bringing that sweet bundle of joy home.

    I have no idea who Thomas Keller is, but I had heard of French laundry. Good luck with the baking!

  2. This is such an awesome post! First of all, meeting someone who you look up to is always cool (even if I don't know who he is) and I'm so happy for you guys that your adoption process is going so quickly.

    I have some questions about your adoption process, would it be ok if I emailed you?


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