Wednesday, August 3, 2005

The first post of August

Well, it's not August 1st, but it's my first post of the new month. :-) Let me start with the drive to Lansing on Monday. It sucked. Not the drive actually, but the bad news that I got at the Great Seal office sucked. Aunt Pam rode with me to Lansing, I had a great time as usual with Aunt Pam. We got there in record time thanks to my speed racer type driving. But, it was all for naught. 3 of my documents were not notarized correctly. Yep, drove 3 hours there for nothing. I did get 7 of the total 10 sealed, but I had to come back on Tuesday to get the other 3 sealed. How did this happen you ask? Our wonderful notary lady at West Shore Bank had the wrong commission date on her notary stamp and that's what sent us back. Huge Bummer. Anyways all is well and all the documents got sealed...In fact, they are now making their way to Chicago to get authenicated. YAY!!! Woohoo....Snoopy dance time. :-) So at this point, there is nothing else for us to do but wait. Wait for the documents to get back to Michelle at AAI, wait for the dossier to be sent out to China. That will be another grand day. I can't wait to get a DTC date (Dossier to China), then from that wait, it turns into waiting for a LID (Log in Date) the date that China logged your dossier into the CCAA system. From the LID or DTC the wait has been about 68.97 days and that's for families that send their dossiers after sending their letter of intent. So hopefully the wait for a LID won't be too long.

I've been talking to Liz (the Brooks family that is adopting Isaac, the little boy in our pictures of Julia). She is really getting excited as well. We talked more about her family what how they feel about stuff. I'm so very happy to have met such a great family and have the opportunity to travel with them. Our consultant Michelle is also adopting from China. We are all hoping to be in Guangzhou (gwun-joe) together. Michelle is the one that took our pictures and video of Julia. Speaking of Julia, we have decided to give her an American middle name as well. She will be Julia Renee YinGui Wagner. Renee is Auntie Cheryl's middle name and we like it. That we are incredible suck-ups. HAHAHAHAHAHHAA!! Not really, just kidding. Aunt Cheryl has really been the one true supportive person (as has Aunt Pam too). Anyways...So that can be the latest gossip. :-)

I'm off, I need to track my package as it heads to Chicago. Woohooooooo!!!!! G'night!