Saturday, July 7, 2012

This Wait is Just TuTu long!!!

I've really tried to have self-control and not buy too many clothes until I get Charlotte's updated sizes. But Rylee and I saw this tutu at Old Navy and just could not help ourselves!! I'm sure it will look much cuter on our girl than it does on the carpet!! :)

We received Charlotte's immigration approval on June 25th. Then yesterday we got the last piece of paperwork stating that everything has been forwarded to the U.S Consulate in Guangzhou, China. So now all we have to do is wait for our travel approval. I've been told this approval could take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to come. So ... a little more waiting is in order!

Fundraising is coming along. Donations and shirt sales from the 2nd Annual Etowah Road Race on July 4th helped us raise over $700 (around $500 in donations and $200 in extra shirt sales)! Scott wrote about his experience at the race here. Also, my awesome sister-in-law, Heather Barkley, is hosting a Pampered Chef fundraiser for Charlotte! We are still waiting to hear about the last two grants we applied for. It is basically a race against time ... we are expecting to travel around the first part of August! Please pray for those grants to be approved in God's perfect timing.

1 comment:

  1. My name is Amanda Morrison- my husband John & I just started the adoption process and are also going to persue China. We are planning to accept a child with a cleft lip/palate or a minor heart defect. I have just begun to look into some fundraising options and stumbled onto your profile. Your story has stolen my heart because of the similarities in the precious baby you are getting and to what we are considering. Many prayer for your baby & family throughout the next fews weeks & months.I am not sure how I made the error with my email address, but the correct address would be if you have any advice to share. :)