Friday, April 24, 2009

I-800 Documents Sent!

We got word today that our 1-800 documents were sent to NBC and now we are waiting for “I-800 Provisional Approval". It is almost funny how much paperwork (most of it just reiterating what they already know) this entails. Our visas are at the consulate right now and we should have them back next week sometime. We are in the process of working on a visa for Jacob to come home. That is the update on our paperwork. I know - not too interesting, but it is nice to have things to do that make you feel like things are moving along. I think the next few weeks are gonna fly by. We are trying to finish up the school year, paint Luke and Jacob's room, go to the doctors, and start packing.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Jacob enjoys McDonalds

50 kids and 20 staff, guests and adults enjoyed McDonalds at Shepherd's Field today. Check out the photo of Jacob - looks like he is enjoying that burger.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

GIVE ME AN ------ L --- O -----A!!!!

We got an email yesterday (Day 92 of waiting) from our agency that we will be getting our LOA "FedExed" to us today!!! Yea, this is what we have been waiting to hear! We have been told to expect to travel in 6 to 9 weeks. In the meantime, we will be doing MORE paperwork and getting our Visa's for China. Ric being in Florida on Reserve Duty for the next three weeks is complicating the paperswork a bit! Some things have to be signed and notarized, so there will be some "overnighting" some paperwork back and forth. We are thrilled to be able to know that we will hopefully travel to pick up our son soon. There was much celebrating in the house yesterday. The kids did a "LOA" dance and chant and we of course had to have some Chinese food too! God continues to remind us of his presence in this whole process and we praise Him for his timing and plans.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter at PHF

The kids at PHF have been busy celebrating Easter. They got to color eggs and go on an Easter egg hunt today! Looks like they had lots of fun. We are close to day 90 waiting for LOA and hope that we will hear SOOON!