Sunday, August 26, 2012

Making progress!

First I have to say that we got our I800 approval and it was done 8/21! One more thing done! Second I never posted pictures from the day after LOA! You know the day that I stalked the Fed ex guy to get a picture, only for him to almost make a get away before I could get the picture of his truck after he delivered our LOA!
I have also made a little progress on preparing for our trip to China. First my wonderful friend Kelley bought Warren his own little backpack and I picked up a few things to put in it for Gotcha day...
I also made the trip for all of our medicine that we may need in China! $150 later and I feel like a walking medicine cabinet.
I have also gotten the kids' prescriptions for the trip! Need to make an appointment for mine. And we got the last thing we needed for Jaden to make the trip!
Jaden and I also headed to Build a Bear to make Warren a Teddy Bear!
The main purpose for the trip to the mall was to meet two new wonderful friends who are adopting their first daughter's from China! Luckily Jaden was on her best behavior and she didn't scare them off from adopting!
I can't wait to see both of their girl's in those jackets!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I was SO not expecting to get my LOA so fast. I really expected to get the call on day 60 or later. But yesterday was only day 47 and at 6:00 P.M. I got the call from the agency saying they had it!!! I was shocked to say the least. I already have that coveted paper in my hands and will be sending it back tomorrow after Rusty signs it all! I tried to get a picture of the Fed Ex guy but I was upstairs and he took off! I was able to get a picture of the truck though!
Not the best since it was through the glass! Now it is confession time! I have done NOTHING to get ready for this trip! I guess because for Jaden I expected a 6 month wait and that didn't happen so I was thinking this time would be longer. Boy was I wrong. I will say that I finally took Jaden to get her passport last week! It should be here in less than 6 weeks(we hope!). I have bought Warren a few outfits, but I don't know what size he is so I have held back. After buying Jaden tons of clothes expecting her to be a tiny 8 month old and then getting to China and finding out I had an amazon baby, I have learned my lesson. Once we get home we will stock up on clothes! So know I am going to be busting my butt for the next couple of months getting ready for China. And of course I also am planning Jaden's China adoption reunion and now moving up her birthday party because it looks like we may be in China for her 4th birthday!