Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hip Hip Hooray for LOA!

One step closer to Kunming! After waiting a whopping 67 days, we finally received our LOA (Letter of Acceptance). I brought it to Lyle's office so he could sign his name lickity split and then I sent it overnight mail to its next destination--Texas of all places.

This is finally starting to seem real. We'll apply for visas in the next couple of weeks and as soon as China says GO, we'll buy plane tickets. We're still looking to travel in March. Lyle has drawn out plans for the bed with built-in drawers that he's going to build for Yun Xi and I've hung some pictures of our little guy on the wall. I feel like I'm in nesting mode--cleaning organizing, Goodwilling (that's a word right?) and just trying to envision our house with one more person. A little boy person! It's been a long time since I've had one of those and I'm woefully unprepared.

But ready or not, he'll be coming soon!


akwebb3 said...

Woooo Hoooo!!! I am very excited for you guys. I can't wait to be checking the blog from China again.

BTW I couldn't help but notice the picture in the back round at Lyle's office. Is there a naked person sitting on a rock at the beach???

Eileen said...

It does look like a naked person, but no, it's just an artsy photo of some stranger on a rock by a beach in khaki shorts.

Jen Bay said...

So excited for you guys! Congratulations on LOA Day!

Lisa said...


So happy for you all!!!!!!! Wish I was coming along to witness your second journey to China..the first was so amazing. Much love to all of you, E!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, congratulations, Eileen! That IS a long wait.