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3.14.2013

finally...getting ready

It's been a while since I've reported about our progression toward Natalie.

For a while it felt like we were stuck in "paper-chase purgatory" and that we'd never move forward.

Thankfully that all changed Monday.

A long awaited envelope arrived from Lee's Summit, Missouri.  The very last piece of paperwork ~ our provisional immigration approval to bring her into the country ~ is, at long last, in our possession.  Better yet, it is in the possession of our agency.

Finally, finally, we are in the final stretch of dossier collection, only authentication through the Chinese Consulate stands in our way of sending those precious papers overseas.  There still may be a while to wait, but finally there is light at the end of the tunnel.

And so this week I've been allowing myself the indulgence of getting ready to have one more little one in the girl's room.  I've searched the world wide net far and wide to find sweet, little girly sheets,

and a cheerful ~ not too babyish, yet not too big girl ~ quilt set...


...for her very own spot in the room.

one empty bed waiting to be decorated and filled.
(last step of the bunk bed project, a fresh coat of gloss white, to come)  

Now just to have her here...

15 comments:

Laurie said...

Pardon me for not concentrating on the most important part... being closer to Natalie... I'm just a little distracted by the AWESOMENESS of those bunk beds. Are you kidding me???

likeschocolate said...

I didn't realize that you were also in the process our paperwork is suppose to leave for China tomorrow.

Tina Michelle said...

Amazing, one step closer!!

Now that amazing bed! I think we need more pics of it. It is totally awesome. You are saying your handy man made that? he rocks. Girls loving it? Boys want one yet? :)

Amy Murphy said...

That's awesome! Can't wait 'til you can bring her home!

Heather said...

So excited for those sweet papers to make the long trek overseas! Can't wait to hear more soon! BUT ... THOSE BEDS!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!! And here I was thinking no more boys could fit in our rooms, ha! I think Matt may need to talk to Ian. ;) Did Ian build them or did you have them built. So awesome!!!! Amazing!!!

Emily said...

Wow, the "bunk bead project" is AMAZING! And so glad you are one step closer to your girl!

Pam

Traci said...

Yay for bringing Natalie home SOONer rather than later! And the beds look awesome!!! Can't wait to see them painted and with their cute quilts on them!

likeschocolate said...

We are with CCAI. Still haven't been matched, but I am hoping that with a Log in date we will get a call.

Julie said...

Those are the coolest bunk beds EVER!

Our Journey to China said...

Awesome job, Mr. M!! Those stairs look great! Sooo exciting.....can't wait for Miss Natalie to get here!!! And the bedding is oh so adorable. :) Great job, Mrs. M!

Grandma Shultz said...

Love the quilts and pillows and sheets. They'll look great on Natalie's bottom bunk. Ian did such a great job on building the bunk beds. The steps are a magic touch. You can sit up there to read to the girls and sit with them until they are ready to sleep. Quite ingenious!

Heather said...

I'm sure she will love them. Those bunk beds are full of awesomeness! Did you have someone you know make them! And how many extra beds will you have left to fill? :-)

Nancy B W said...

That is so exciting! And how fun to be able to start dreaming and preparing! The bunk beds are so cool. Ian totally rocks! The stairs are amazing. Those little girls must love it!

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Glenda said...

Ian is in the wrong field, he could totally go into custom wood working. The beds are magnificent! Now, to fill that lower one...