Wednesday, March 9, 2011

One More Step

I called USCIS today and found out that my I800A was approved on 3/7!! I should be getting my 797c any day now and then my dossier can be sent off to China! For all of you waiting for yours: my notice date was 1/11/11. My total time for approval: 55 days. Right about average for right now.

Miss Gracie has a birthday coming up so I sent her a birthday package. Wesleigh and I went shopping together for her and she really had a great time picking out some special things. Before I put everything into the box, I wrapped the in princess wrapping paper. I send a family picture and a small album filled with various pics. I hope I get some pics of her getting her gift!!

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Our boys were off school for the Mardi Gras holidays so we headed to Richard's parents for a few days. We had a great visit. I didn't take many pictures because we really didn't do anything special....just hung out and got to chill out for a few days. These are the woods behind their house. Richard was bringing Wesleigh to check out what the stinky boys were doing.
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Richard's cousin brought Wesleigh this doll as a gift. She was so excited. The doll's name is Ling, but Wesleigh told me her name is Sienna. She did this all on her own without any prompting by me. I love this because she named her Sienna after Diana's Sienna. She sees many pics of Sienna and Ruby. I love that they came to mind.
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These 4 boys spent hours playing dominos. They had a great time!
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This dress was another gift Wesleigh received. She just had to try it on. She loved it and kept twirling around in it. She walked up to the table and told them to look at her as she twirled around for them. Too cute!
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Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Two of the boys went back to school today and one is off the whole week. I keep thinking it's Monday!! We have 2 ball tournaments and 1 band concert this weekend, so I'd better be ready!!

10 comments:

Sharon Ankerich said...

Yeah for USCIS approval!!! The bd package is adorable!!! Hoping you get new photos too!!! Wesleigh is such a cutie~ so sweet she named her doll Sienna. :)
Blessings and love!

Football and Fried Rice said...

55 days is waaaaayyy better than i was thinking ;) yay!!

Yes, how sweet that WJ named her dolly Sienna - Mya does that too - after little friends of hers - it's cute!

Can't wait to see Miss Gracie get her birthday package - 3rd Birthday? Last one without her forever family!

Paige said...

Congrats on the approval!!! one less thing to wait on:)Love the care package and hope to see pics of Gracie with it all!!

Tina Michelle said...

Sweet for the approval. I know she will love the birthday package. Such a sweet package! I love her little doll and to name it after sweet little Sienna!!Love it!

DiJo said...

55 days puts us at March 23rd!!! Can't wait!!!! That is the same dress Emme is getting on April 13th.. Perhaps they will be twirling in them together soon!!!

Sienna smiled so big when she heard what Tea Cup named her new doll... So sweet!!!!

Welcome back.. I hope you have lots of sunshine for your fun weekend!

Love,
Di

The Payne Family Blog said...

Whoo Hooo!!!! So glad your approval came:) That puts us right about St. Patrick's Day. Here is hoping for some Luck O' the Irish;)

The care package rocks! Can't wait to "see" her get her gifts!!!

Kelly

snekcip said...

Oh I'm getting so excited!! I'm hoping that pictures of Gracie w/her birthday gifts are shared with you! I love her little gifts you and Wesleigh selected for her!

Serving the King said...

Oh the cuteness! You had me almost convinced to get a home study update the last time around that included the word "girl"....with two....oh my....I may have to stop reading your blog.

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Congrats on approval!!!!

Gemma got that doll for Christmas, she is gorgeous!! I like it better then AG dolls!! Would love to get her another one.

Glad to hear you got some down time, that is always nice!! Have a great weekend.

Pink Velvet Mommy said...

we have Ling too, I have not given her to Hayden yet, but I think she is one of the prettiest Asian dolls I have ever seen made!! Such groovy clothes they make for her too:)

Yay for your approval, and hope you keep moving quickly, your girl needs to get home ASAP:)

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