Tuesday, September 30, 2008

We are...


I was SOOOO excited on Monday morning to see that referrals got through 2/15! Yes, this means that we are finally next! We should see Lauren's sweet face by mid-November at the latest, but probably earlier.

I feel like I have lots of things to do now that we KNOW it won't be long. There are still things we wanted to get done before our referral. Gosh, where has the past three years gone? Life on hold...yup. I need to kick it into high gear now!

By the way, check out my sidebar countdown calendar...doesn't it look great with all those days marked off?

47 comments:

Ronda said...

Yipee!

megan said...

How exciting for you, your time is finally coming!!!

Diana said...

WoooHooo!!!!

amy said...

awesome

PIPO said...

The calendar looks FANTABULOUS...only to be outdone when the x's are thru February.

I am SO excited for you...NEXT!!!

Julie said...

So excited for you!

Cousin Kelly said...

That is great!!!! We are so happy for you!

Heather said...

I can hardly wait to finaly see Lauren's face so I can only imagine how excited you are!! It won't be long now. And, just wait, until after you get your referral and you are waiting to travel! You will have about 10,000 things to do before you leave the country and you'll wonder what the heck you've been doing all this time!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I am so excited for you -- and everyone with a 2/17 LID. (There seems to be a lot of you!) Can't wait to see those gorgeous faces and follow your journeys.

chicknboy said...

I'm so excited for you!
1 more month!!

Amy said...

This is such great news! I think time will fly by now with doing all the final things to get ready to go to China.

M3 said...

Oh man Donna, I got total goosebumps reading your words. NEXT. What a sweet sounding word!!!

Michelle said...

Next! Finally! Woohoo!

Cora said...

You are finally there! Yippee!

Heather said...

How exciting!! I am so very happy for you and your family. The time is going to fly now before your sweet girl is home where she belongs.

Lisa and Tate said...

NEXT!!!! So excited! I know you will be seeing Lauren sooner than mid-Nov!

Sandy said...

Woohoo! You guys are up next! So excited for you!

Doreen said...

Great news!!!! Really happy for you guys!

Doreen in Montreal single Mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Stephe said...

NEXT!!!! Yahoo!!! We're finally NEXT!!!! OMG, can't wait!!!

Shauna said...

Wow, we are so very excited for you. My darling baby turned 10 years old today, but it seems like yesterday when she was a baby. We can't wait to see Lauren.

Take care, Shauna and MacLean xo

LindaJ said...

I have followed your journey the entire way and cannot wait to see you finally meet your Lauren.

The feeling of being next must be so exciting!!!

Congrats!!

Leeann said...

Hi Donna!
Ive been following your blog for quite awhile now and have no idea how I got here, but I just wanted to tell you im so excited that your time is finally here! great news and enjoy getting ready for your little girl :) I cant wait to see her..
Leeann from MO

OziMum said...

hehehe! That's so funny!!! Just a couple of months ago it felt like the longest wait in history!!!

Hope the next month FLIES! I'm sure it will if you have lots to do!

Janet said...

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I bet you are SO excited!!!!!!

Christie said...

Yaaaa-freaking-whoooooo!

It's about time, Mama!

Big hug,
cb

Donna -N- Andrew said...

How exciting.Hopefully the month will fly!
Donna

Susan, Matt, Mia said...

Wow. Only 2 days. Isn't it amazing that you had all of this time and now you still have so much to do. It will pass quickly. Hope you get it all done.

Susan

Melissa said...

Soooo close!!! We are in your month and I am so excited for you!!!

Kim said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, OH MY GOSH!!! You're NEXT!!! Yay!!!

I'm just a tad bit excited for you...can't you tell?!?

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am soooo happy for you ..
YOU are NEXT..
Get to going girly.. you will have a little one soon..
Hugs..

Donna said...

Ah, now THAT'S a beautiful four letter word!

I'm so thrilled for you!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Catherine said...

Oh Donna!! SO excited for you! Lauren's file is at CCAA right now just waiting to be matched with you after the holiday! How cool is that?!!!

Those x's look awesome!

Lisa~~ said...

YIPPEE!!! So very happy and excited for you.

Carol said...

we have been offline with a computer bug, I'm actually on someone else's computer.....wow, I'm so happy for you!! A long road...almost there!!

Chrissie said...

Looking forward to seeing your referral. What a special holiday season it will be!

Hang in there ~ and congrats!

Scott and Kim said...

What a great feeling to know that you will see Lauren's face in the next month!! How sweet this will be. We are anxiously waiting for the next batch of referrals to come!!

hiltonsheadeast said...

Woo Hoo, baby!! We'll see you in China !

Hugs,
Lori**

Mayken said...

So so happy that you are next. Can't wait to see your dream come true. We're hoping hoping hoping for our referral about this time next year!
Blessings to you and Joe!

Gail said...

Oh Yeah!!
You are DEFINITELY next!!
Following closely.

The calender is pretty much complete!
That light at the end of the tunnel must be extremely bright!!

Cupcakes and Hairbows said...

This is SO NICE to hear! We are hoping for a Christmas in China too for our almost 6 year old! Maybe we will cross paths... Lucy

Karen said...

I can't wait to see Lauren's face! So happy for you! Where did you get the countdown calender? I want to start one for us, LID 4/11/06.
Staying tuned!

Kathryn and Kevin said...

Oh how exciting that next month is finally THE month you have been waiting for. Hope the referrals come early November, so you might be able to spend Christmas and/or New Year's in China! I can't wait to see her face!

Ed and Lisa said...

How exciting! Knowing you are next! Hang in there... you are at the front of the line!!! :)

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

That would have to be the most exciting feeling knowing you are next... slowly but surely my turn is creeping up... congrats - at least you have time to get a few extra things done... take care

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I want to know what you have been doing in the last week... I know you have been running around getting things ready...
Please share.. It has to be overwhelming and exciting at the same time..
I am sooo happy for you..
Hugs..

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited, I can't imagine how you and Joe feel!! All of Lauren's Jacksonville relatives can't wait to see her beautiful, sweet face.
Love,
Karlene

Shannon said...

Next next next next next next next!
Why is it taking so long?!?!?! =)