Monday, September 27, 2010


Our little Hoot is getting so big. He had his first field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts last week. Lambert got to go with him. He loved it! (not Lambert). More below!
They learned about color, space, line, texture form! He soaked it all in.

But most of all... he was so proud Daddy was with him.
Delay has been the underlying theme of our family adoption! If it's not one thing.... it's another.... I sent an updated birth certificate back in May... it needed to be certified by the Secretary of State and then sent on to the Chinese Consulate in Chicago. All of my docs came back, the home study was completed the last thing our agency was waiting on was my birth certificate to come back from the consulate... At the beginning of September, I asked our agency if there was a problem and why they hadn't received it... I was told it takes time and that it would surely come by the time we received all of our Texas docs and not to worry... So after our Texas docs all came back.. my birth certificate was still MIA... I asked if someone could please look into it and see if there was a problem.... Last week, I finally asked for the tracking number so I could look into it myself. Well, it was Thursday and the person in charge of that area was going to be out Friday so it had to wait until Monday.... As my luck would have it, I received an e-mail from the person in charge informing me that she had made a mistake and sent it to the Secretary of State (again I guess) instead of the Consulate's office.... she sent a courier to pick up the birth certificate and have it delivered to The Consulate... It's supposed to take 5-8 days to be returned... were on business day 4.... Can you tell I'm offended/frustrated??? I can't even tell you how long it's taken us to get our dossier to China (well its not there yet) but lets just say.... a LONG stink'n time!!! I'm trying to be merciful and I know mistakes happen, but come on... I asked 3 times for someone to look into it! Okay, I'm done being Debbie Downer... I'm praying that it comes this week and we will be DTC the first of October. I have read other blogs that have been really encouraging. People have received TA within 3 months from DTC... So that's the prayer request... We want to travel in January... This will be before the Chinese New Year so hopefully costs won't be so high! I can't think of a better way to start the new year than with our family all together.
Proverbs 19:11A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
On another positive note, Hoot is doing great in school. He loves his new school and he is having a really great year... Lambert took him on his first field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts last week... Hoot loved it and Lambert was bored out of his mind!! I wish I could have gone, but I'm a working momma!


  1. It's hard to be patient. I'm sorry you're having to wait. I'll pray for efficiency.

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog!!! We are leaving Oct 22nd and would love to bring something to the orphanage for your little girl. Not sure if you are the same gal the contacted me about the photo book?? Let me know!!!