Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Let the countdown begin.

We leave on August 17th and return home on September 1st.

I will post more as I know more.

I am so excited and a little nervous too!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011


Travel Approval has arrived....YAY!! Wow that was quick...it actually arrived on Wednesday night.

So...where does that leave us in terms of dates?

Well...we cannot leave the US any earlier than August 13th due to Tony's job. And we absolutely want to tour The Great Wall since we missed it when we adopted Halainah. And who knows when we will return to China.

So...that puts us around August 16th or 17th as a departure date. I will have exact dates by Monday.

So...we are so close...I have so much to do...and I can't wait to hold our beautiful daughter in my arms forever!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Woooo Hoooo!

Our Article 5 arrived on Friday just in time to celebrate during our long holiday weekend.

So now we are waiting for our Travel Approval. Current time frames will put us in China just about 6 weeks from now. So we are looking at the middle of August.

We are so close and the nesting instinct has kicked in full force. I want to throw everything out that we haven't used in a year or so...why keep it?
Our first job is the kitchen...than the closets.

I still can't believe that we are going back to China! Oh my....I can't wait to hold my baby girl!!

We also received some more photos of our beautiful daughter!! And I can't wait to see her smile!