Monday, February 18, 2008

TA on its way!

...being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Phil. 1:6

Happy Dancing our way to China! Lifeline should have our TA (Travel Approval) in hand Wednesday or Thursday. Then what happens? They will request an appointment with the US Consulate in Guangzhou. That appointment date should be confirmed within 24 to 48 hours, so hopefully by Friday we will be booking flights! Meanwhile, I need to get rid of a zillion sticky notes, so I'll post my "to-do" list here:

Order travel prescriptions ~ check

Purchase OTC meds ~ check

Complete Kuyler's FAFSA for sophomore college year ~ check

Renew I-171H ~ check

Get Visas ~ check

Eye exams and new glasses and contacts ~ check

Get vehicle that holds the family ~ check!!

Double check Skype ~ check

Medical Authorization for family keeping kids ~ check

Stock up on diapers ~ check

Organize rooms and closets for one more child - yeah - check

File taxes ~ check

Set up Kaeleb's bed ~ he'll have a pack n' play in Mommy and Daddy's room till he develops a sleep pattern

Arrange to have carpet cleaned while we're gone ~ check

Clean house ~ check, uncheck, recheck

Notify travel agent of dates and let her have the migraine ~ check

Haircuts for 7 people ~ check

Update wills ~ check

Freeze 3 weeks of meals

Schedule Kaeleb's first doctor appointment

Notify family of travel dates ~ check

Prepare travel docs ~ check

Get "new" or "like new" bills for spending in China

Design Kaeleb's announcement and take 1 to China for mailing home ~ check

Purchase daily surprise gifts for kids while we're gone ~ check

Revise packing list ~ check

Pack carry-ons

Pack checked luggage

Pack for kids to Ladena's ~ check

Service car ~ check

Install Kaeleb's carseat ~ check

Clear all work off my desk ~ check

Pre-pay bills

That should do it for now!

Better get a move on!


April said...

Oh my, my list is not that long but I now have to add to my to-do list, "make a better to-do list". Congrats on TA

Heidi said...

Hi Connie,
I am so so happy for you! Thanks for posting your list! I am going to copy it as it looks very thorough. I can't to see you travel. Congratulations Heidi

Anonymous said...

Yippee, your TA on it's way!

I'd like to see pictures of you preparing 3 weeks worth of meals and the freezer holding them! But most of all you holding your new SON! You are soooo close now!

I enjoyed reading your to-do list and can't wait until it's our turn to make that list! I'll be thinking of you...

Sherri said...

I'm so happy for you! I don't remember if you have used Lifeline before or not....but if you haven't, there's no need to worry. Everything will go perfectly. You will love the people they have in China, and everything goes without a hitch. We used them for both of our China adoptions.

As for the FASFA, we just finished ours this morning--we'll have 2 in college next year! UGH! It's nice to know I'm not the only one with college aged kids and preschoolers. Next year, we'll have 2 in college, 2 in high school, and 2 in preschool. Crazy.

You'll be booking those flights on Friday! I know it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the way, I love the decal on our car! Thanks!


Tammy said...

Woohoo!! Nothing like a TA to get you movin' huh?? I'm panicking and ours isn't even here yet!!

Congrats Again!

Aaron and Erica said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! This is such good news and I know you are more than ready for it! I can't wait to see your precious little one in your arms.

Still praying for you...


Kimi said...

WOOOOHOOOO....just the news I was hoping for when I got home and checked your site.....girl girl do have a list but if anyone can get it done with time to spare I bet it would be you.

Soon and very soon...Kaeleb will be snuggled in your arms.


Kaitlynsmama said...

"K" clan,
we are doing the Happy Dance with you!!! God is good! Can't wait to be checking email from Korea to see the "Gotcha day" you are having in China!
Tamm and Jeongah

Desiree said...

Congratulations, We "met" on chinastork and are in the process of adopting again also. I will be keeping your to do list for our trip.

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