Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Got my VI and TC on the same day! My agency just called at 9:30 PM and I'm all set to go! I booked travel for this Friday through next Friday.

I'll arrive Saturday night and will meet Annie on Monday morning. I can't believe it. I'm on cloud 9!

Please pray that I get healthy quickly. Lance had a 24 hour stomach flu all day/night yesterday and I just came down with it this afternoon. I really need it to be gone tomorrow so I can pull it together, pack and be ready for the trip of my life on Friday.

Monday, March 30, 2009

It will be this week!

Annie's Visa Interview is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1pm. Since Tuesday at 1pm is really Monday (tonight) in California I could have the travel call tomorrow morning! We're planning on flying out Thursday but I can't book the tickets until I get the official travel call from the agency.

I can't believe this is really happening!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Still another week left.

We are all ready to go but the US Embassy in Korea is asking for one more document. If they accept it by fax or email I could get my travel call in the next day or 2. If they insist on waiting for the original to get to Korea, I should get the call next week.

If I get the call this week Lisa and I will leave Sunday (3/29). If I get it by Wednesday of next week we'll leave the day after the call. If it comes next Thursday or later we'll leave on Sunday (4/5). We have to arrive on a week day and Korea is a day ahead so we can't depart on a Friday or Saturday.

Hopefully my next post will be announcing our TRAVEL CALL! Every minute Annie isn't in my arms has become torture. I need my baby girl.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New photo & we're almost there!

Today has been 3 months since being matched with our beautiful, sweet Annie and seeing her face for the first time. We're so close to going to Korea! On 3/12 the Embassy sent P3 to our Korean agency. Now they are just waiting to get that paperwork back then they will scheduled the Visa Interview. After that the Visa is issued and we get our travel call! Hopefully that call will come early next week.

I was so excited to receive an updated photo of Annie in my email today! She is 8 months old in the photo so it was taken recently. I can't wait to have her in my arms and kiss her sweet cheeks.

Friday, March 6, 2009


We were logged out of NVC today already! Just a couple more weeks to go... :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Logged in to the National Visa Center!

Today our I600 (USCIS approval) was logged in to the National Visa Center. Another step down! Next it will be logged out and sent to the Korean Embassy. There are a few more steps after that but if everything goes smoothly our travel call should come in 2-4 weeks. I've actually crunched numbers on about 15 recent families and their time lines and the average TC from NVC being logged in is 3.4 weeks for those who already have EP! Can you believe it? I could be on my way to Korea by the end of the month!