Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Thursday started out just like any other day...

and then we received 'THE CALL' - We got our referral!!
We don't have travel dates yet but in about 3-4 weeks we'll be on our way to Arkhangelsk to meet 2 little ones!
What happened to Tyumen?? Well, there's a baby home in Ark that has 2 kiddos available that match us so we will be re-registered there in the next couple of days.
It's been a whirlwind few days since getting the call - now it's back to hurry up and get that paperwork done AGAIN. Most of our docs have expired so it's back to the paperchase for the 2nd half of our dossier. No worries though, did it once, can do it again.

We just met Susan, Artem and Susan's SIL Amy for dinner - it was great fun!
Artem is just the cutest little man and wow, what an appetite! He truly doesn't stop eating -
His personality is just as sweet as can be and we really enjoyed our visit - thanks for meeting us Susan!

17 comments:

Becky and Keith said...

WOOOHOOOOO!!!! Congratulations!! That is such exciting news and they always say it happens when you least expect it! :-) Now I need to go figure out where Arkhangelsk is!! Good luck getting everything done - you have plenty of time so don't procrastinate like I did! :-)

Troy and Rachel said...

YEEE HAWWW!! I am so thrilled for you. Can't wait to hear more about it and when you leave, etc. etc. Can you hear me shouting in Va?!?!?

Jane said...

That is absolutely awesome news! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more about your two little ones.

Dede said...

Congrats on your referral! I'm glad you got a chance to meet Susan and Artem. We met Susan and Randy while we were in Moscow. Maybe we can have a Texas reunion one of these days!

Joy said...

This is great news. I am so glad that you got your referral. I could not be happier for you both. Were you able to get the deal on the airfare?? I hope so. I just can not wait to hear more about your little ones.
Joy

Teresa & Kevin said...

Congratulations!!! We are so happy for you and can't wait to follow your journey to your little ones!!
All the Best!!

Anonymous said...

That is FANTASTIC News! Good Luck and Safe Journey. Dallas is wishing you all the best. Can't think of better parents-to-be.

Jackie said...

That is AWESOME!!! What fantastic unexpected news!

The Wilson's said...

Congratulations guys. I know that you have been waiting on this day for sometime. I'll be checking the blog frequently to hear how everything is progressing.

Debbie B said...

WOWOWOWOW!! Congratz! So glad to hear this news. Good luck with the paperchase.

Nancy said...

OMG! I can't believe I missed this post when my computer was down! I'm SO excited for you guys!!!
WHOO HOO!!!!

Settle Family said...

Congrats! That is such wonderful news. We always love to hear of a new Texan but two that is even better!
Nicole (a fellow PAP in the big H!)

Lauri said...

Yeah.. congrats.. that is amazing

annmarie said...

YAY! Enjoy the ride!

Laura Bennett said...

My husband and I are using AAI as well. Our dossier was sent to Russia in the beginning of March. I have been checking your blog constantly to see if you guys received a referral. Congratulations. That is fantastic. I am excited and nervous for you and myself as well.I have been getting nervous because I don't know of anyone that is using AAI and I recently emailed 2 people on the reference list and 1 got back to me. The email was very short and vague. If you have a chance, can you email so we can talk. I am hoping you know of people that have used AAI and heard everything went well with their travels, etc. Anything to relieve some anxiety about this process. I was so excited in the beginning and now I notice I am getting really nervous. Our consultant told us that trip 1 could be August or September. I am wondering if they gave you a time frame as well and was it accurate?LAB4675@aol.com
thanks
Laura Bennett

Adrienne and Jim said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hopped onto your blog during Owen's nap and was thrilled to see your news today!!!!!! YEAAAAAA! I can't wait to hear all about your little ones!!!!!!

Isn't it amazing seeing the title of your last post and then this one? Your time has come!!! You're going to meet your babies!! HOORAY!

So happy for you!
Adrienne

Anonymous said...

Congrats Jane and Jim! I know getting the referral can be an exciting and worrisome time all at the same time. My thoughts are with you as you make your decision and move forward. I've been keeping up with your blog since you mentioned you're in Houston. We'll have to get together one of these days.

Chris in Houston