Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fingerprints and a little black book

 This has been such an AWESOME week for us. Shane has had two FULL weeks off from work and we are enjoying EVERY MINUTE of having him home. He was off last week AND this week--which has been such treat! We have been able to get a lot done, especially concerning our China adoption. 
Anytime we accomplish something adoption related, we celebrate! It makes us feel good to cross off another item on that endless "to-do list" AND it makes us feel like we are that much closer to bringing our Addy-Kate HOME! This week we had to be fingerprinted! No camera's are allowed in the support center, so in order to properly document this event, we had to take this picture once we got home. 
So now you know why we are all waving our little fingers in this picture above--
this was FINGERPRINT day;)
And since Shane has been home this week, we have made great strides in getting our dossier ready for China! 
This little black notebook may not look like much to anyone else, but to us it literally holds OUR ENTIRE LIFE. Almost everything we need in order to bring our Addy-Kate home is contained in this three ring binder!  Countless hours of work have gone into getting this note book together and if our house caught fire tonight, THIS BOOK would be the first thing I think I would grab-ha! 
Yup, we are paper chasing like CRAZY, but it's so worth it...
We cannot wait to bring her home!!!!!


Jessica Washburn said...

I'm so excited for you and I totally know the paperwork that goes into adoption. Heck, ours was domestic, so adopting from China is probably endless. Good luck getting it all done in a timely manner. :) Yay for making strides.

Melanie said...

YAY! So glad that you guys have been enjoying a wonderful week together! And even better that you have made great strides towards bringing Addy-Kate home! Praying for her!!

Sarah said...

ssooooo happy that your family is one step closer to hugging and holding that darling little girl! keep on keeping on, friend, with your trust in jesus and motivation to make this long journey count!

Julie said...

yay! so glad that you got alot done and the kids were able to have daddy home!! We love it when Myron gets days off!!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Excited along with you!!!

The Hatley Home said...

Congratulations on getting your fingerprinting crossed off your list! We were just DTC last Friday and I cannot tell you the relief I felt that all those months of paperwork were finally heading off to where they need to be for us to bring home our little girl!

(Confession.... I said I was relieved to send it, but I was really NOT wanting to hand over our dossier to the fed ex man.... do they really know how important that THIS package is ?!?)

I will be praying for a speedy 1800 A approval for your family so you can ship that notebook to China!!


Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

I'm so excited for you and your family! Every time I read posts about you getting closer to adopting her, I feel giddy!