Friday, May 23, 2008

We have some news

We got word yesterday that our Travel Approvals (TAs) are on their way from China. They have not yet been received at our agency but they are coming any day now. This gives our agency the go ahead to make our Consulate appointment (CA) with the US Embassy in Guangzhou China. This Appointment is the last thing we will need to do before we come home with Sophia. Once our agency has this appointment things will move quickly. We could be days away from getting on a plane and heading to China to get our girl. We will work with our agency to arrange flights and hotel reservations in the next few days. We did find out that thanks to the falling dollar value and the rising oil prices our airfare is going to cost us almost double what we had expected Ugggggg.... We can hardly believe that with 3 weeks we could be in China. In fact 3 weeks from today we may be touring the Great Wall, The Forbidden City, Tienanmen Square and many of the wonderful sites of China.


We can't wait..........................


UPDATE!!!!! TAs are in... We received a phone call from our good friend Julie Hedden( a fellow EAC Adoptive mom) and Kim(our agency rep) at EAC this afternoon. Julie asked me if I had heard from anyone from EAC today. I said NO and she said well guess what? Your TAs are here at EAC! We were all very excited..I was on speaker phone and could hear Russ and the kids (Julie's family) in the background. It was so sweet of her to call us with the good news. it made hear the word on TAs even more special. She asked me to call Susan L ( a fellow EAC mom who we will travel with) and share the news because she did not have Susan's number in her cell phone, I of course said I would. I could hardly wait to call Susan with the great news.We agreed that it is a great way to start the long weekend. We now are waiting on Consulate appointments to be confirmed by the US embassy in Guangzhou China. NEXT flight arrangements....

9 comments:

AG'smoma said...

That's great!!! I can't wait til you are over there and get Sophia!!!

our treasures said...

So exciting!!!! You two go get that sweet precious girl.

Kevin & Kimberly said...

Yea..it won't be long now!!

Can't wait till you have her!

Donna & Joe said...

OMG, you are SOOOO close to holding Sophia for the very first time. I'm tearing up thinking about it.

Donna :)

Michelle said...

Congrats!!!!

geminirn said...

That is FANTASTIC news you guys!!!!YAY!!It won't be much longer now until you have your precious bundle in your loving arms forever.

Hugs from Canada!!

Alyson & Ford said...

How exciting!! Remember every detail so you can tell us - you are soon to be a BTDT Mom!!

Alyson LID 01/27/06

Sherri, Todd and Sam said...

Susan, that is wonderful news!!! woo hoo....I can't wait to see you both in China picking her up. We're so excited for you both.
xoxo,
Sherri

Susan said...

Thank you for calling me! It is amazing to be so close to seeing our girls. There were so many days I felt this would never happen for us...but here we are!!

We can't wait to see you two become parents :)

love.
Susan