Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Updates!!!!

Actually I have two of them...

The first one is an update on Our Annabelle. She is currently in 18 month size clothing. She is 31" tall, weighs 22 lbs, and her foot size is 4.72". I started actually packing today for our travel to China. As of now, I have 2 1/2 suitcases full and it is looking like all I'll have to pack in the final 1 1/2 suitcases is our clothes (please keep in mind, I am taking almost 200 diapers and 4 mega packs of unscented, sensitive wipes with us because I'll have two little girls with bowel problems and we learned from the last time we were in China was not to use their diapers). I so know I am jumping the gun on the packing considering....

We STILL DO NOT have our renewed 797C from USCIS! That's right! (this is our second update) And after countless hours on the phone with one of our Senator's representatives and numerous emails to the USCIS office, they will not expedite our clearance. I can't begin to tell you how upset we are and how disappointing it is that our government is not willing to help us out! Me being the type of person not willing to give up without a fight, I inquired another "person" to contact tomorrow to see what "he" can do to help us out and get our 797C in our hands by the time we are schedule to travel. (this all goes back to our social worker and how long it took him to complete our home study update...the USCIS office is telling us that it will take 10-12 weeks for us to receive our 797C from the date our HS update was received which was August 26th...UGH!!!! That is putting us to hold off on our travel until November when we CAN BE TRAVELING sometime in OCTOBER!!!)

Anyway, between doing pre-travel paper work, packing, and fighting for our 797C with the USCIS office, life has been crazy here at our household. I am so looking forward to a weekend of just doing...NOTHING!!! (except for Sunday where we have a family dinner planned to celebrate this year's Autumn Moon Festival...we can't wait!!!). If I don't get a chance to post again before the week's end...I want to wish everyone a safe, healthy, happy, and fun weekend!!!

3 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

How exciting! Happy packing and relaxing this weekend!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You are cracking me up with your packing....you are on the ball my friend!!

What is with the I-797...that is so frustrating....I pray you get it....and soon!!

See you soon...have a fun weekend!

sara said...

I have a tumbling stack of stuff for China too!! not sure how it will EVER fit into any amount of suitcases!! What did you say we are allowed? 2 carry ons and 1 checked bag each? I am really hoping we each get 2 carry ons!!

have a great weekend hanging out!!