Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Officially Waiting for TA!!

We received an email from Madison yesterday that the CCAA now has our Article 5 and our original signed LOI, and we are waiting on TA for Alyssa!!  Also, they are trying to move Mandi's I-800 along quickly in immigration so we can get them both home soon!!

We can't wait!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Article 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We received word last night at almost midnight, from our wonderful Agency, Madison Adoption, that our Article 5 had been picked up, and will soon be dropped off at CCAA for our travel approval for Alyssa!!!

We can't wait to get our girls home!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


We received our LOA for Mandi today!!!  It is on it's way back to Madison, and our immigration paperwork for the I-800 is on it's way too!  Pray that they move quickly!!  We need to get to the NVC within 2 weeks, then cabled quickly! then Article 5, then TA!!  These girls need to get home!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Pictures of Alyssa today!!!

I received an email about lunchtime today with updates on Alyssa!!  It included 5 new pictures.  She is 46 inches tall, and is wearing a 10.5 shoe.  She only weighs about 8 pounds more than Allie.  Here are the new pictures!!  Looks like we might need a piano!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Christmas Frenzy!!!

Please check out this blog, and this post!!  This wonderful family is trying to help other adopting families advertise their fundraisers!!  You can visit here and start your Christmas shopping, plus, you will be helping to bring another sweet child home to their family!

Busy week!!!

Well, this was a busy week!!!  First, we received PA for Mandi, then, Josh is buying a house, and, last night, we got bunk beds for the little girls room!!  We are going to put 2 sets of bunks in the room for Alyssa, Allie and Emma, and Mandi will have her own room.  We got one bed together late last night, and the girls love them!!  Have to finish it sometime today!  Here are a few pics AND one more of Mandi - she loves Tai Kwan Do!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today, we received PA or pre-approval to adopt daughter number 4 from China!!  We are very excited, and blessed to be able to bring our Mandi Joy Liyang home at the same time we bring home Alyssa - hopefully, traveling in December, getting home before Christmas!!  Now that we have received our PA, we can post her picture!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Friends Came to Visit

Our friends from PA came for a short visit on their way to visit their daughter in NC.  They spent Friday night with us, and the girls had such a great time together!  We didn't want them to leave - next time, Hauck family, you HAVE to stay longer!!  Here are some pictures of the girls all together - I just noticed, I didn't get any of the adults!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunday Smiles (on Tuesday)

Sorry, but we've been busy working on a surprise to be announced a little later!  I didn't get to download pics until tonight, so here they are...