Thursday, May 29, 2008

A couple of things

First - my Pay if Forward folks - I haven't forgotten about you!! Please bare with me. I WILL get those gifts out but right now things are a little crazy here!!

I'm trying to get our flights booked but feel like I'm behind the eight ball! I've called Lotus and was quoted a price that included the hotel and air fare. I've spoken to Sue and she's getting back with me and I just got off the phone with JC Travel to see what they have. We are looking at flying from Hong Kong to Syracuse to visit some family - not sure yet though - I'm concerned how Little T is going to handle a 12 hour drive from NY back down to where we live!

And on top of that we still don't have our Visas. Good grief! I have one more piece of paperwork to get authenticated and that part will be done. I've also started packing for Little T. My girlfriend who is going with me just laughed at all the stuff I have. She's right - I need to put the stuff in a pile and cut it in half! I haven't even started to pack yet for myself and L! Oh man....I'm in so much trouble!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The final "A"

Our consulate appointment is June 25th! We need to be in Hong Kong by June 13th. Finally - this is happening! We are so excited. I can't believe we are leaving in 2 weeks!!!! OMG! I have so much to do. I'm trying to get flights now, comparing Lotus and JC Travel. 2 weeks folks! We fly to Guangzhou on the 15th from Hong Kong. I'm sad that we will not be visiting Beijing but so excited thinking that we'll be able to give Little T a hug soon!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Give me a T....Give me an A!!!

What's that spell?? TA!!! Yep, I just got off the phone with our agency! We got TA!! OMG...I'm so excited! They are asking for CA on the 24, 25, or 26 so that means travel June 11 or 12!! I don't even have our Visa's yet. I did just get our updated I171 from Homeland Security - that's one good thing. Oh jeez...I have so much to do!

Here we come Little T!!!

L wrote "Here we come" on her picture! He's so excited to be a big brother and can't wait to hug his little sister. T is just as excited. He would love to go to China with us but with the new baby it's impossible.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sweet Pictures

T & T took their little girl to Sears and had some pictures taken. Here are 2 of them...isn't she just the sweetest??

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Pay It Forward

Michelle over at Day by Day had a wonderful idea to Pay It Forward. This is just about random acts of kindness in every day life. Paying for the person's toll behind you, stopping and helping an elderly person, charity work, even letting a car in line in front of you even though you have been waiting for quite a while. Paying It Forward - a great and simple concept.

So, here's my part. I will send a gift to the first 3 people that respond to this post. If you are one of the 3 people how about putting this pledge on your blog and lets keep this rolling!!

Who wants to play??

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Beware the cuteness!!!

Little T news!! We received our "travel call" today. Our agency feels like we will get our TA (travel approval) by the end of this week or beginning of next week. They think we will be travel around June 4th or 5th. Sounds great? Well, not quite. My oldest son graduates from highschool on June 7th and my best friend's daughter graduates on June 9th! So, we will be hopping on a plane right after the ceremony!

We also received some updated measurements and boy is Little T tiny! She's 25 months old tomorrow and weighs 19.8 lbs! She likes to turn TV on and off, play with toys that make noises, and play with toy cars. What's up with the toy cars??!! Her favorite toy is a rattle and she enjoys listening to music, clapping her hands, and playing games with other children.

Another surprise came in today! One of the Yahoo groups I'm a member of is for Little T's orphanage. A couple is picking up their daughter this week and she took a picture of Little T for us. This picture was just taken!! Go check out this couples site at Katherine Yu and give them some love!!

Look at her hair! It's standing straight up!! hehe!! I can't wait to go get her! Enjoy!!

Friday, May 09, 2008

New Pictures!!

I was checking my email this afternoon and there's one from Pam with the heading of NEW PICTURES!! Oh my! So, without further ado, here she is!! (yeah, she has hair!!)

Yes, we need to go get her quickly and put a smile on that adorable face!!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


I'm changing my blog around but blogger isn't being very cooperative so the odd colors will have to stay for a bit!!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Wow!!!!!!!! LOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sitting here listening, reading to some training materials, and waiting for more training materials to download to my pc (multi-tasking at it's best!) I decided to check one of my Yahoo groups. Well one of the girls who just got PA on Monday got LOA TODAY!!! I'm excited for her but then I see where another says they got one too and they were told that our agency received about 30 LOA's!! I quickly went to my email and guess what I found??!! LOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We should be traveling in 5 to 8 weeks!!!

People, I'm totally freaking out here!! We were not expecting this referral so quickly and then to have the LOA happen in just 4 days??!!! Unheard of!! My head is just spinning. I called my girlfriend J who is traveling with me and starting babbling like an idiot!

So..we got LOA!! Can you tell how my brain is reacting right now? This post is all over the place!

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