A quick home study update. We met with our social worker a few weeks ago. She came to our house and got to know us a little bit. More paperwork came our way, (this is a trend I'm getting used to), and we will be scheduling a few more visits and going to training in Jan and Feb. These are the last few steps in the home study process - we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! It's seemed like a long process for just our home study, but we're trying not to compare our timeline to anyone else's and just trusting where and when God is leading us. In other news - Zack got a new job! He will transition the end of this month to work for a local nonprofit - 61 Surplus. Their profits all go to the aid of orphans - how appropriate! He's excited to do something new. The school jobs just weren't panning out. He's working on his CDL and will take the test again mid January. He hopes to get a school bus driving job in the new school year (because the benefits at the school are just flipping awesome), but it looks like the insurance we will get on our own is pretty rad, too. Just sayin', maybe Pat's prayer came to fruition. (He prayed that Zack would find a job that he hadn't even thought of). An old friend texting him randomly asking him if he'd be interested in this position sounds like just the answer to such a prayer. We are nervous but hopeful. Also, my parent's house is coming along - which sounds like we will be moving into our new, spacious abode sooner rather than later! Praise the Lord! God may have a few more surprises up his sleeve, but it seems like things are really coming together. We spend each day ready for anything! Buckle up, kiddo, we're comin' for ya!