Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Our dossier came back from teco and will hopefully be sent on Thursday to Taiwan.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

USCIS Approval

Our USCIS approval came in the mail today! One step closer; the approval/extension was faster than I had thought; about 2 1/2 weeks.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Finished care package

Photo Book - 8 pic's of family and animals
Small quilt Connor and I made
Socks provided by Grandma Theo
2 outfits
stuffed giraffe from the zoo
plush crinkly book for babies that has dogs on it
disposable camera
small tigger from when Connor was a baby

I had to buy new gallon sized bags that had the zipper top and pleated bottom. It is amazing how much more stuff you can stuff into than a normal size gallon bag.


I called our secretary of state (SOS) office today about our paperwork and it was done and sent back over a week ago. Our agency was thinking about our TECO approval which is where our paperwork is. Our paperwork if further along than we thought which is great news. The lady who helped me at our SOS office was very helpful and nice. I was very surprised I didn't get the endless automatic answering machine.

I overnighted our care package it was almost 2 pounds; I managed to shove lots of stuff in it.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


It would help if I could count the business days correctly that Olympia has had our paperwork. It has been 18 business days. In the scheme of things it is a short amount of time but it would be nice for the paperwork to actually get to Taiwan in a timely matter. How long do we wait until we call and ask what is up. The agency says to not worry.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Still waiting on Olympia to authenticate everything. Just checked the website and due to high volumes and budget cuts (of course) processing times are at 10 days or so. It has been 10 business days.

Meanwhile, I am trying to find pictures of us to send over in the first package in a baby proof (hopefully) album.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Latest picture we received.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Baby Clothes

I had my husband search our garage storage for clothes when our son was little. We only found one box of infant items. Most of which our little boy in Taiwan will have outgrown by the time we get him home. I thought I had saved more items; toys were found. When we moved I probably gave some stuff away. I have one more spot to look in and if I don't find any I get to go shopping! Hopefully, I can get some good deals on stuff.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Care package

I finished the quilt which will be sent in the first care package. We have too many items for one package as we have to fit everything in a gallon ziploc bag. I am planning on trying to send one around his birthday in June.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

This is a 20"x20" quilt my son and I are working on to send to SLC for Kai. My son, Connor, picked out the fabrics and I am trying to quickly quilt it, which will be a first for me. I am trying to figure out how to machine quilt for the first time. It will probably would have been quicker to hand quilt it.

Hopefully, I can get this done to send over in the first care package if there is room. We have a lot of stuff to fit into a gallon ziploc bag.


Latest Pic's

Monthly Update

We received our monthly update for March yesterday. He has two lower teeth, can stand in the crib holding the sides and can move fast. Please pray that this process goes quickly so he can come home.


It took about two hours to get our fingerprints taken today. Last time went much quicker. At least we had books to read and our son was in school.