Monday, September 26, 2011

We got our TA!!!!!

We got our TA (Travel Authorization) from China today! This was the last thing we were waiting on! Now we are busy making our travel arrangements and setting our in-country appointments. We expect to leave on Nov 1st, get Hannah on Nov 7th, and return around Nov 17th. All of this still needs to be finalized, but it's close to accurate!

To make today even greater, it was Travis' 8th birthday! Chris was "Father of the Day" in Travis' class today. Chris and Travis talked about China and adopting Hannah. Hailey and I joined them for lunch and had cupcakes with his class. Not even an hour later we got the email from our agency that they expected our TA to arrive today!!!

Travis had decided weeks ago that he wanted to go to the Cheesecake Factory for his b-day dinner. Right before we left, he changed his mind and picked PF Chang's (mommy's favorite) in honor of our TA. What a great place for a duel celebration!!! It was a wonderful dinner! The boys and Hailey ate great! We had some yummy desserts, sang to Travis, and he opened his gifts!

We are blessed beyond belief with the 3 kids we have and so thrilled for the extra blessing we are going to get! God's goodness astounds me and I'm so grateful. We will keep you posted on our plans as they get set.

Also, I haven't forgotten about the last FAQs. I'll eventually post Part 3. We have been so busy with Chase's bday on 9/14, Travis' today, the boys bday party 2 weekends ago, and marrying off Chris' brother Joel this past weekend! All this celebrating has left us exhausted!!!


  1. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Woohoo!! So happy for you all! Praying your travel goes smoothly and I can't wait to see pictures of you with Hannah!!

  3. Wow! I am so excited for you all. We look forward to hearing more of your plans as November approaches.

  4. Just caught up with your blog. TA! That's wonderful!!! I'm glad your wait wasn't too long. Can't wait to see pictures of you with your sweet Chengdu Cutie!