September 25, 2006

Care package!

I'm so glad to post this-today I sent Sydney's care package to her!!!!!!!! I've been looking forward to this day for so long. I hope it arrives soon. I wish I could see her face when she gets her gift...

September 21, 2006

Praise God!!!!!!!

Grace called this morning- we have our Pre Approval!!!!!!!!!!! What wonderful news! How awesome that I was getting things together for Sydney's care package just last night! Thank you, Lord!

September 20, 2006


Today we received an update on Sydney!!!!!! I was so excited!!!! She is 35" tall and weighs 22#s. I'm not sure how accurate these are but it seems she's tall and slender for her age! She enjoys playing with dolls, playing in the park, singing, and dancing! I hope to get new pictures soon...

What a busy week we've had! Today we submitted our visa applications and our travel prep form to Brian at AHH! It was so hard to let go of our passports-I really don't like to part with originals!!!!! I had to email Grace for a "Grace fix"! She later emailed to let me know that everything had arrived in the office safely!

We've been shopping a lot the past few weeks-trying to get everything ready for our trip! The girls have matching outfits-they are SO cute-I can't wait to see them together!

Hopefully the next time I post I will have pictures.

September 13, 2006

Let the packing begin...

We have luggage! Thanks to Cynthia for the great advice!

I had a conference call with Brian "the travel guy" yesterday! How exciting to finally start planning for travel! This week we will apply for our Visas. Hopefully we will have a speedy travel approval and be on our way in the coming months. I'm still hoping that our sweet girl will be home for Christmas.

Please pray for all of us as we get closer to Sydney. Please pray that she has a smooth transition and will feel at home with us.

September 8, 2006


No news today...just waiting. Tomorrow Chad and I have a parent education class and Tuesday I have a pre-travel conference call! How exciting to begin travel preparations! Hopefully we will receive our PA before TA(travel approval) so we can send Sydney's care package. But I'll take the TA-send away!!!!!