Thursday, February 23, 2006


I'm smart enough to recognize that I'm completely ignorant of quantum mechanics and quantum computing. That said, I'm apparently even more ignorant than I thought. Read this article on a quantum computer that does not run to see what I mean...

My head would be spinning, but perhaps it's more effective not to spin. Maybe my head won't spin, but I'll still get the resulting confusion...

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Funny Sydney-isms

Two quick stories about Sydney and how she floors me on a regular basis, followed by two funny photos to compare.

The Old St. Louie Scope-Out

For those not in the know, the Mark and Susan Peck family (of the infamous wandering Peck clan) recently pulled up stakes and moved to St. Louis. Not ones to let family members leave without keeping close tabs on them, the Bredenberg family (of the Bumblyburg Bredenberg clan) headed north (and east) to scope out the new digs and make sure they were adjusting well. We took along a U.N. weapons inspector, er, I mean favored aunt to make sure things were on the up-and-up. Here's what we found...

Saturday, February 11, 2006


Amy and I are officially DTC! Before you let your imagination run wild trying to invent terms that DTC might represent, let me explain that it stands for "Dossier To China". It means just what it sounds like - all of the paperwork we have been assembling and fine-tuning for the last six months has been translated and sent to the Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs (CCAA)! It will take them some amount of time to log it in, at which point we will have our official LID (Logged In Date, don't you love all of these acronyms?). That technically can't be until March 2nd (12 months after we adopted Sydney), but they will at least have the paperwork in their hands when it rolls around. Needless to say, this is a big milestone in the adoption process, and the one that starts the countdown on the waiting process. We're delighted to have everything out of our hands, though the waiting is arguably more difficult in some ways than the paperchasing.

The wait between now and when we get the "Referral" could be as short as 6 months or as long as 8 or 9, depending on the workload of the CCAA. In the coming months, as groups who were DTC before us begin to get their referrals, we will get a better feel for how long it is taking the CCAA. I'll post more in the coming months about how it looks. Thanks for all of your prayers and support.