Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010!

Olivia's 2nd Christmas! Oh what a difference a year can make!

Someone opened her own gifts this year (almost) all by herself.

I think the pink convertible was her favorite - and daddy picked it out!

She was pretty pleased with this one, too - a gift from her great-grandma.

There were a few gifts she liked so much - she simply wasn't interested in the next package.

Love those toes!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Signing Off...

Friday we went in to our agency's office to sign our "Letter of Seeking Confirmation" for Cora. It was a beautiful document. I wish they would have sent an extra copy for us to keep! We also completed additional paperwork for immigration, and we hope to receive approval for it soon! (And by "soon" I mean sooner than the anticipated 1 month wait! In fact, I think that would make a very nice Christmas gift. Don't you?)

Of course we're anxious to move on to the next set of approvals, but receiving our LOA is a huge milestone, and I'm so grateful that we've reached this point in the process. Just a few more steps to go!

Brendan was thrilled that I brought the camera to document this.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


It's official. We received our LOA today. We are so excited - what else can we say? One big step closer to bringing this cutie-pie home!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

she's ready...

Olivia's passport is here.

Now where are the rest of those official documents?