A few months ago I called my brother to tell him Kai & I were going on a family vacation in late June. I then asked if we could borrow his car and his family. He was more than happy to oblige, stating "You want to take my son for the weekend? You can have anything I own." He's a wonderful father; just one who needs a break now & then.
So, that trip was this past weekend. Kai & I borrowed the car and the 3 yr old nephew and off we went - on a whirlwind tour of PA, covering 600+ miles in 48 hours. We had SOOO much fun!!! It would have been great to spend more time with family, but we're just happy to have been able to see everyone...my grandfather (maternal), aunt & uncle and then later we were with my grandmother (paternal) at my dad's house. The next day we hit the sites along the NJ Turnpike as the rest of the 8 million New Yorkers made their way north after a weekend at the Jersey Shore.
On the adoption front: we're still waiting on the I-171H form. Kai gets home before me & texts me everyday as he checks the mail. I'm still waiting for the "it's HERE" text. Once that happens, we'll be soooo close to being on the wait list. Yes, we're still waiting to get on the wait list. That's our current real-life traffic jam.