We're off to Breckenridge for a little getaway. Two days this week but all of next week, too. Breckenridge is one of the prettiest places in Colorado--the mountains there are spectacular and the downtown is way cool. Too cool for this family, but they still let us come visit. David is the uber-travel-planner extraordinaire. He can scout out deals like our neighborhood bear scouts out garbage. Between Craigslist and his Internet searches, he's scored some mostly free overnights for us all for lots of trips this summer. So a shout out to the Big D for his cyber savvy.

There is still quite a bit of snow up in the ski areas, but the days are going to be warm and sunny. We'll swim and hike and ride the alpine slide and I'll take millions of pictures and post them when we get back.

In other news, I finished my response to the IRS and flooded them with more paperwork to prove that we paid for and finalized our adoption of Zinabu. If you didn't hear, they rejected our tax credit and slapped us with a big fat fine for wasting their time. Turns out I'm not the only one who got that letter. My friend Heather got something similar, and her fine was $2,000. These are people that have adopted and claimed the adoption tax credit that the government offered. We're not criminals. We're not lying. We're not making up fake children to claim money that was never spent. This process has been brutal for quite a few of us. Especially because a lot of us adjusted our federal withholdings for the 2010 tax year in anticipation of the adoption tax credit. If for some reason they disallow our claim, we will owe massive amounts of money. So let's all say a prayer for the person reviewing our paperwork, shall we? Mmmmmkay.


Mark and Sarah said...

Have a GREAT time together! Sounds like a fun summer vacay!

Oh, and you will get your credit. You did adopt. THey just have to get it figured out. Praying they do that sooner than later!!!

hotflawedmama said...

Have so much fun!!!!

Have you contacted the TAS yet? Email me when you get back for more details if you want!

Love and hugs!

Stacy said...

ugh. so sorry about the fkn irs. so sorry. i think btw that your deal finding hubby outta find a deal to Mpls.

Melodie Monberg said...

Have fun. Matt and I are heading there in July. I have a few free lodging coupons I should send your way. We are members at Grand Timber and have four nights there for free. Want them?

Chatter said...

I need to have a little chit chat with David to learn the secrets of free accomodation! Sorry about the adoption madness.