Thursday, August 27, 2009

41 months......

Happy 41st anniversary! Hope we don't make it to 42!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We are next!!

From what I am hearing we should get our referral between 9.21 - 10.1. Hearing 9.29 to 10.1 could really be the days due to the upcoming holidays and I am OK with this. I am just thrilled that we are next!!

These next few weeks before referral I am trying to get everything that I always wanted done around the house done. Removing wallpaper, painting walls, fixing the grout in the bathroom, baby's room, painting trim, replacing our craptastic doors around the house, hanging crown moulding.... etc. etc. Doubt I'll get all the doors replaced but it would be nice.
Last night I said to Jay "What are we thinking? We had years to get this done and we wait until the last minute?" Ahhh, nothing like a little motivation!

Today I will go home after work and paint some more trim. Yippee. Tomorrow I am getting my hair colored and cut. Which means no painting for me!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Early rumors....

It is looking like the cut off for referrals will most likely be 3/24 our LID is 3/27. Next month is our month!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Matching has begun....

They have started the next set of matches. Once this news starts circulating it takes about a week for the referrals to get to the States.
So what does this mean??
We could be next. If we don't get a referral in the next week September is our month.

WOW!! It's really going to happen.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Oh really....

A few weeks ago my hubby said he was not sure if we should name the "wee one" Isabel anymore.

"OK that's fine." I said to him. "Do you have another name in mind?"

"Well, I was thinking about the name Abigail." he said.

"Oh really" I replied. "The name that I suggested when we started this whole process four years ago? The one you vetoed and said that you didn't like?"

Smirk on Jay William's face as he said, "Um, yea."

Who knows??? I think we'll know if she's an Abigail or an Isabel once we get that cute picture. I like both names.

Now if it's a boy?? That's another story.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Updated I-171H ..... done

I am grateful the our local immigration office works so fast. I mailed the home study addendum and cover letter on Monday, by Saturday morning I received the information from their office stating that the paperwork has been forwarded to China.
Easier than I expected. Whew!