Tuesday, July 31, 2007

We're Leaving in 2 Weeks!!!!!!

Holt got our consulate appointment a few days ago so they offically set our travel dates: We're leaving on Aug. 15th, arriving in Beijing on Aug. 16th. We'll be back home on Aug. 30th, exhausted and ready to sleep in our own beds and see Big Brother! Things went so fast! We're rushing to get things organized! Needless to say, things are a bit nuts right now. More details to come....

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Is This a Dream?

We found out today that we got our travel approval already...and we weren't expecting it for another two weeks!! So Jeff and I are completely freaking out! We're excited, too, don't get me wrong! None the less, we're freaking out!

We may be traveling as early as Aug. 17 now. AAAHHH!

I'd better start getting organized!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Here She Is!




Look at those cheeks!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

We have a daughter/baby sister!!!!

On Friday, July 6th, at 3:43 p.m., we got "the Call" and found out that we have a daughter waiting for us in the Hubei province of China!! All we have until Tuesday are the basics: Her name is Meng Jie Yuan (soon to be known as Madison); she was born on 10/9/06; she is living with a foster family, not in an orphanage, which is sooo great!!

According to our agency, who only had limited info in English until Monday, when our packet - with photos - will be Fed Exed to us, she was measured and weighed on May 14, '07, and was 10kg (22 lbs!) and 72 cm (28 inches!). Wow! As soon as the photos come, I'll post them.

We should know in 4 weeks or so when we'll be traveling to get her. Yeah!!!