It's been a good week :)
Sunday - Spent some time registering! Lots of fun :)
Monday - Submitted 20+ questions to be sent to H's orphanage! We're praying and hoping we get answers to the questions we asked....and that those answers come relatively quickly :)
Woke up to an e-mail from another adoptive mom - she said "OF COURSE" to a pleading e-mail I had sent the night before. It's a good thing :)
Tuesday - We received confirmed travel dates for our agency's FEBRUARY travel group! This is n-o-t to say that we will be part of that group, but it is possible!
Started working on something in H's bathroom, which is a rather large and cavernous space. It needed something to brighten it up a bit. We ordered the decals last Saturday and they came on Monday! It's a work in progress :)
Wednesday - Ended the day with the much-anticipated e-mail from the Adopted Children's Immigrant Visa Unit in C*. At the end of the e-mail, they said "We look forward to meeting you and your new family member when you come to the Consulate for your visa appointment!" Yay!!
Thursday - "Somewhere Between" came to our town and we reached K's goal - DOUBLE the tickets we were required to get for the event to be confirmed!
Also received the e-mail letting us know that our passports and visas were headed back to us!
Friday - Ran into some trouble with F*dEx - and didn't end up getting our passports and visas.
While I was waiting for the package to arrive, one of our sweet neighbors came over and delivered a very lovely - and soft - blanket for H! And get this - she had NO idea what H's room looks like...no idea at all. She prayed before picking out the material for his room, and check it out -
It is perfect! Check out those colors; they go with his room perfectly! And did I mention that the blanket is so soft? Love it! We were blown away by her kindness; she makes these for her grandchildren and made one for our H. So so awesome!
Saturday - Finally got our passports and visas! After many phone calls and a fair amount of frustration, we picked them up at our local F*dEx Office Saturday morning!
Our "to do" list grows by the day, but thankfully we're also getting things checked off. Someone mentioned this time being like the end of a pregnancy, and I suppose it is - we're in the final weeks! However, unlike a pregnancy, we're not only preparing to welcome our first child into our home but also preparing to travel halfway across the world - with minimal luggage - to get him! Crazy....crazy busy....and crazy exciting! :)