Friday, June 29, 2012

Article 5 notice!!!

Yeay!!! We received notice from our agency today that our Article 5 was picked up today! What great news!!! Now, we wait for our official Travel Approval from China. This should be roughly (I say this loosely)1-3 weeks, then our agency will give us a few dates for our consulate appointment to choose from and then we travel to bring Kaylah home a few weeks after we choose! I'm so excited and when I look over to the right at our milestones.... It's so hard to believe that there are sooo many things we've done and amazes me that there are only a few remaining! Needless to say, that those remaining are the best ones yet!!!!!!! We are hoping to travel the last week in July and that would give us a gotcha day on July 30th! But, we could also be traveling in the first week of August. WEEKS AWAY.... It's getting so close! I can't wait to hold that little Diva in my arms!!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cabled! And waiting on Article 5!

We couldn't be happier! We were cabled and NVC (national visa center) approved! Now, we patiently wait for our Article 5 and our official travel dates to go bring our little Diva home! Things are moving so fast! We could very well be traveling in a few short weeks to bring Kaylah home!
Our Colorado shower went wonderful and I still need to upload some pictures! It was an amazing turnout and we loved seeing everyone who showed up for support! We got lots of great goodies for Kaylah and are sooo looking forward to bringing her home. We have so much AMAING suppoirt from family and friends, it really means the world to Mike and me!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kaylah's Room Progress

Nougat and Me.... he wanted to help put her bed together
Mike attaching wheels to the bed base.

Mike helping me hang her curtains.
These are blackout curtains from
Pottery Barn Kids. WELL worth the
The tree that I traced and painted onto her bedroom wall. This was a really fun project and we really like the way it turned out! It was a lot of fun to use an overhead projector, chalk and paints!

Look Ma- NO GREY hairs! Putting the bed together
was fun and easy with Mike!
Her quilt comforter ....still need pillows and wall art!
This bed ROCKS. It pulls out into a Queen for Kaylah
when she gets older! and the drawers GLIDE out.... sooo nice!
We love you IKEA!

i800 approval

Good GOOD news! Our immigration officer has processed our i800 paperwork. A HUGE milestone! Everyone has been asking... when will you guys be traveling???
Our agency has estimated it will be about 5-7 days for our NVC (National Visa Center) letter, 2 weeks for Article 5 and then about 2-4 for the travel approval.  Once we have travel approval in hand families typically leave for China about 10-21 days later.  Overall it seems we may be leaving for China sometime around the end of July up till the middle of August. Looks up to heaven, c'mon Gramma Shyler, start shuffling some paperwork up there! Last time my Mom asked for her help and we got our LOA in 19 days. ;) I know she's smiling down on us right now. I'd figure I'd ask, it can't hurt!
Our Colorado toddler shower is this Sunday and we are looking forward to seeing our friends and family out here! Such a great support system!