Friday, December 18, 2009

whats been going on...

As many of you know, we have hit ~ another ~ bump in our paper chasing for our Benjamin...who is currently waiting for us in China. As of today...

***Our agency has received all of our paper work that is complete (that's everything - certified & authenticated - except our 797C & home study)***

***Our NEW child abuse clearances have been approved and have been received at our social workers office. ***

***Our social worker HAS COMPLETED the update which includes our NEW Child Abuse clearances and the update has been faxed directly to the officer at USCIS who originally reviewed our application and submitted information. ***

**Now we just sit and wait ~ again for our approval (which we were told would happen much faster this time around)...**

*And last but not least...certification & authentication of our last. two. documents.*

We do have a very busy weekend ahead her at the Leonard household. Besides getting our home ready Papa & Grandma C who are coming to spend Christmas with us...On Saturday (if we don't get the 20" of snow our local weather men are predicting...) Francesca & I have tickets to see "Mulan" at a theatre show here in Bethesda with Krista & her daughter B...On Sunday, the girls are having a morning spent with some down home food and the BIG man himself (that would be Santa)...and On Monday, the girls and I along with our new friends, Kelly, Jameson & Elise are all headed to another show in Glen Echo called, "The Little Engine That Could".


Yesterday was Francesca preschool Christmas Show & Ginger Bread House Making Day! It was such a BIG day and we have a ton of photos! I will be posting a few of them over the next couple of days - so please check back.

Here's to all of us in having a great weekend!

(oh ya -and BTW - I FINALLY got our of our Christmas presents wrapped & ready Christmas morning ~ YEAH to ME!)


Football & Fried Rice said...

Phew!! You wore me out just reading all the "fun" stuff going on!! 'Tis the season even when you AREN'T paperchasing for a Chinese baby :)

I hope your Christmas plans don't get thwarted by the SNOW!!!!

I love the HORSE you got Francesca!! She is going to FREAK!

Can't wait to see the pictures from preschool!

Courtney said...

Sounds like a fun weekend ahead. Enjoy all the fun!

Jodee Leader said...

Enjoy your fun weekend! I hope the weatherman is wrong!

Sue said...

Well, I know you got the snow. But I hope you were able to enjoy all the fun stuff you were planning!

Sounds like you are sooo very close to getting that dossier sent! I hope that you have wonderful news about it SOON!! Hang in there - you are almost through this!!!