Friday, January 09, 2009

Travel Approval and Pictures!!

Yesterday afternoon, we got another call from our adoption agency and she said, "Are you ready to go to China?"

I think I muttered something incoherent like, "Oh my gosh!" and "No way!" and other meaningful exclamations.

Then she said we were set to leave on the 12th. "Of February?" "No, October... YES February!" I said, "well, I was hoping it wasn't the 12th of January!"

She gave me some other information and I think I wrote some things down, but I'm sure I'll have to talk to her again when the shock wears off to get all the details. Maybe by Monday.

So, I got off the phone and explained to Billy and then we were both yelling, "AAAAAAHHHHH! We're going to China in FIVE weeks!" And Abby says, "IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY!" We both started laughing!

Thankfully, we applied for Abby's passport earlier this week and were assured it would be back in three weeks. I really hope and pray it is so. When it does come, we can apply for our visas.

So, in the mean time, I'll be making lists and organizing the girls' rooms, shopping, and packing, and, and, and...

And then I remembered I haven't shown her picture or any vital stats on the blog!

Name: Long Meixi (will be changed to Sarah Renae ...)
Birthday: March 15, 2007
Province: Guangxi (in the South)
in June she weighed 16.5 pounds (little tiny one) and was 28 inches tall

We hope to have updated information about her before we go so we'll know better what size clothing she'll be wearing. But if not, we'll take some of everything.

So... introducing Sarah Renae!

So, when I get stressed and freak out, I'll look at this sweet little face, and it will all be worth it when we hold her for the first time... and forever!


Thoughtful in Selah said...

I'm really happy for you guys! I'm beginning to get to a point now that I'm growing up, where I understand the shear joy of having a child...Not that I want one now, but I can only imagine how awesome it feels. Congratulations to your growing family!

palmtreefanatic said...

woohooo! congrats! how exciting and a bit overwhelming! Iam praying for everything to fall right into place!

Elizabeth Bergeron said...

Congratulations! She is just lovely and will be in her mommy's arms very soon! Feb. 12th is my dd's 18th birthday so it's a good date! :) Hope you get all the passport stuff straightened out so you can book your travel.