Archive for September 24th, 2006

Maybe next month? Maybe …?

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

A large group of people waiting for their TA’s (travel approvals) for special needs children received them this week.  If you recall, the TA is the next thing we’re going to hear from the CCAA in China, which will mean they’ve approved us formally, and we are authorized to travel to China to get our little girl.  The typical wait from the time all your documents arrive in China to the time the TA is issued is between 60 and 90 days.  We’re currently on about day 40, so if the TA’s come about the same time next month, it will be just about the right timing for us to receive ours.  I noted several people who received TA’s this week had waited roughly 70 days.  I can’t get my hopes up too much, because there are other people who have been waiting upwards of 150 days.  It would be awesome if if happened next month, which would allow us to travel in early November, but I wouldn’t complain if it came the next month and we traveled in December.  Well, I might complain a little.  Complaining is a special talent of mine.  Just ask my employees!  And my husband!

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Sunday, September 24th, 2006

I got this adorable little T-shirt for Anna last week.  I think it’s hilarious.  Joe doesn’t think he’s going to let me put it on our daughter.  I’ll have to sneak her into it and then take lots of pictures of her to embarrass her later in life.

I also got a very cute Christmas shirt for myself that I may not be able to wait until December to wear.  Especially since they only had a size large, which fits me fine in my current state of svelteness, but Lord only knows what size I’ll be in 3 months!  Both shirts are printed by a company named Hatley, which is based in Montreal.