Monday, July 12, 2010

I feel like Charlie Bucket!

We got our I-171H in today's mail!!! That's our golden ticket!  Now we really need to finalize everything (get our medical forms redone - dropped those off at our doctor's office today), and get the okay from our stateside team on everything else. We're hoping to go to Tallahassee on Wednesday to get everything apostilled (state level notarizing of the notaries), then shipped off to Darya's country!  We are hoping to be traveling in about a month and a half!  Wow!


  1. CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! I'm SO happy for you guys!!!!!!!!!

    We're praying to be able to mail our dossier this week, too, so as long as we can get the financial end of things situated (please pray for God to move mightily in this area), it looks like we really SHOULD be in-country together! What an answer to prayer that would be to have American friends in-country at the same time! We can take pictures of each other's families (since it's hard to get the orphanage people to do it) and encourage each other and and and.... WOO HOO!!! It's going to be such a huge blessing to have someone else who speaks English there at the same time we are! :)

    Congrats again! Enjoy that "Golden Ticket high"! :)

  2. Goosebumps! So happy for you!

  3. "I never dreamed that I would climb over the moon in ecstasy;
    But nevertheless, it's there that I'm shortly about to be...

    'Cause I've got a golden ticket.
    I've got a golden chance to make my way;
    And with a golden ticket it's a golden day!"