Sunday, March 28, 2010

Nursery Pictures

Here are the nursery pictures. Luckily I haven't had to buy any furniture for the nursery. My aunt was nice enough to let me borrow her crib and I had all the other furniture already. I'm still looking for a changing table but those are pretty easy to find so I'm not too worried about that.
I'm not quite done yet - I still need to get some baskets for the shelving unit, curtains, and some things on the wall but it's getting close!

Here's a close-up of the quilt I made:

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Great News!

I will have my FBI clearances back tomorrow! Yay! As soon as I posted my last message, my contact at my senator's office called to say the FBI had found my fingerprints and was processing them and I should have them by the end of the week. That made my day yesterday but I didn't want to get too excited - but I just checked the tracking number and it will be here tomorrow! 7 weeks is definitely better than 13!
This means I can get everything notarized and apostilled tomorrow on my lunch break and sent off to my agency. Finally things are moving again!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The FBI is killing me...

Wow - I didn't realize it's been so long since I posted! Right now the only thing I am waiting on is my FBI clearances to come back and then I can get a court date. I know there are a lot of people in the same boat right now and it just really stinks that the only thing holding us up is the US government! I would have at least thought it would be on the Russia side of things, but noooooo.
Anyway, that is my rant on the FBI. I have called both of my senators to see if they can speed things up. One was no help at all but there's a lady in Grassley's office that is helping to see what she can do. Right now she is my only glimmer of hope of not having to wait until May.

Other than that, I have been busy on the nursery. My friend Sarah came over and helped me paint this awesome pattern on the wall - I love it!. I got the crib set up this week and I just have a few more things to do to finish it up! The only thing I'm having trouble with is curtains - I have an idea in my head of what I want and now I'm having trouble finding the fabric that's in my head. There are a couple of Amy Butler fabrics that would look awesome but of course I can't find the ones I want anywhere. I'm hoping I will just come across something that works perfectly that is inexpensive - we'll see. I'll try to post pictures of the half done nursery tonight.