January 12, 2008

OMG

Remember this? This was way back in October when we got home from a fun day at Six Fl@gs and opened an envelope we thought was our 171-H. Our friends Paul and Robyn were there and snapped up my camera to get an original reaction of us opening up our final step in the dossier process to Quint. Alas, as you can tell from our faces - this was not the news we had been hoping for. Instead it was a letter telling us that more paperwork was required and to contact them. Thus started the unhappy "natural" expressions above and almost three months of additional paper chasing. But my friends...

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I give you - the Natural Expressions - Take Two...

Tonight when I came home from work, there were two pieces of mail sitting on my counter...

...that AB had looked at but hadn't opened...I think I know what these envelopes hold...

...and I'm right! (and a little shaky) Finally, after so much work -
QUINT's 171-H IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!

...and not just his, but also Keira's 171-H renewal!!!! FINALLY!!!!!

We can't believe it, so we decide to read them aloud, clearly and carefully to make sure we're not imagining that they've finally arrived!!

I'm so happy, I could jump up and down, but I'll settle for throwing my hands up in overwhelming relief!!! One kid for each hand!

But we're not BEEEEEEEAAAMINGGG or anything! (We're freaking out!)

We'll take any old celebration we can grab, and this one was a biggie for us. Especially for our little man, whose Dossier will now be leaving for Ethiopia within the next week and a half. LID in January - WHHHHAAAA-stinkin'-WHOOOOOOOO!!!!! And Keira - we may have to renew again, sweet girl - because it's only good until Feb '09 and we're just not sure you'll be home by then. If not, you're worth another round and we've got it in us for you- hang in there - we're coming! Never give up -

20 comments :

Moma said...

Oh Baby, I am SO happy for you!!!!
I can't even imagine how you felt, but seeing your photos is enough of a joy. You will have Quint before you know it. I guess I had better get shopping!!! Look out sugar, grandma's gettin' the itch....
I love you,
Mom

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

YEAH!!!
I am sooo HAPPY for you both... It will be soon... I can't wait...
Have a Wonderful Weekend.. I know you will with news like that..
HUGS TO YOU GIRLY..

Briana's Mom said...

Woohoo!!! It is the best feeling to have those little pieces of paper in your hand, isn't it? Congrats!

Lili & Robin said...

Victorious!!

Paul & Robyn: said...

So freaking happy for you both!!!!!! Quint's paperchase has been a long and bumpy road (and you thought the 2nd would be easier)but now you have recieved the GOLDEN TICKET!!!!! Just a little said we weren't present for the "real" I171-H!!!!!

Love ya!!!!

Kayce said...

YEAH!!!! Congrats to the both of you!

Dawn and Dale said...

This is the BEST post I've read anywhere in a VERY long time!!!!!!

Congratulations you guys!!! I'm soooo happy for you!!!!! :)

Misty said...

Yeah Christie!! Yeah CIS!!! So awesome to FINALLY hear some GREAT news! You'll have Quint home before you know it, and hopefully soon to follow Kiera! Awesome:)

Kelley said...

Hallelujah! Amen! Yippee! Hooray! And, a woot woot too! You have to get that dossier in for Quint ASAP because his tag is almost finished!

Love you two crazy kids!
“Auntie” K

Doris & Dan said...

Yaa flippin' hooo!!!!!!!!!

Happy, happy dance for you!

Keep smilin!

Andrew & Stephanie said...

I am "over the moon" excited for you two!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news!!

Jodi said...

Yeah!!!! So glad to hear the great news!!!!
Come on, let's get these kiddo's home!

Jodi Sue :)
www.jailynhope.blogspot.com

sooze66 said...

THAT"S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Frigging Fantastic!!!!!


You are both beaming and beautiful; and some little boy just won the lottery!!!!!

Love,

Auttie V

Christy said...

CONGRATS!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!! That is just amazing and you are now a step closer to your little man.

Do you know who Quint is??? Im not sure how they do it in Ethiopia so pardon the ignorance.

I am so happy for you guys.

Christy :)

Andrea said...

Yay!!! I am so happy for you guys. We got our clearance back Friday. Things are looking up!!

Shelli said...

Excellent news! I am so happy for you guys!

Room for Grace said...

SO STINKIN HAPPY for you!
Dena

TedTracie said...

congrats!

NOT ONE BUT TWO... YIPPPEEEE