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Old 10-18-2010, 04:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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after assuming we wouldn't get a court date until november, we were notified on saturday morning that we have a court date... on thursday!!! we were visiting my hometown for a wedding, waiting to eat breakfast at our favorite restaurant when I casually checked my email and were told we had a court date on thursday, and could we please arrive as soon as possible. We weren't sure that even WAS possible, but we managed to book flights that day, still go to the wedding we had just driven 13 hours for the day before, and we left the wedding at 10:30 pm (just as it was getting really good!!! ) to drive 13 hours back home!! My husband and I took turns driving and sleeping, and we made it home, ran some errands, packed, and went to a hotel near the airport. Made it to the bank this morning for cash, and we now sit in the airport waiting to board! No confirmed driver from the airport (though I think she will be there???) and no confirmed accommodation, but I'm hoping that by the time we arrive in amsterdam for our layover, all that will be waiting in my inbox, and I will REALLY be able to relax...a little....
I'm just now starting to get excited -- since we heard the news on saturday morning, I have mostly just been trying not to hurl. Now that everything is mostly sorted, I'm getting a little bit !!! We will arrive tuesday night, and meet our babies the next day, and go to court the following day!!!!
I'm going to start blogging again, but won't put my blog online until after everything is a bit more settled.
it's all finally happening!!! as crazy as it is, it's actually happening!!

We're Tiffani , Mark , Lucy (9/99) , Dexter (8/01) ,and Zachary Marvin (3/07) and Naomi Rose (6/09), home 11/10, by way of Ugandan adoption.

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Old 10-18-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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You have just MADE. MY. DAY.
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Congratulations. And FINALLY! I can't wait to read your blog when you're ready to share.
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Tiffani!!!!!!

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It's so hard to believe it's all really happening...you have waited so long...I'm crying I'm so happy

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I'm so happy for you Tiffani!!

Enjoy those babies!

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How wonderful! I hope you have safe travels and bring those little ones home safe and sound.

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Oh Oh Oh, Hurrrrraaaaaaay!

I hope you have completely uneventful travels. And that the bureaucracy fairies sprinkle their magical dust all over you!

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woohooo!

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That's awesome! YAY!

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How freaking exciting!!!!!! So very happy for you! It's been such a long time coming!!!

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What a whirlwind! Crazy to see something happen so quickly when we're used to the waiting game!

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dawncayden pretty much said what I was going to say:

Tiffani!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is WONDERFUL!!! So happy for you, and your family, and I cannot wait to hear how everything goes! Safe travels, and best of luck!

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Congrats! I'm so happy for you.
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Yay, so happy for your family
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Congratulations! It has been such a long and emotional journey--I am so excited for you! Can't wait to hear all about it when you can

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There. are. no words.

Just well wishes, wishes for safety, for allignment, for ease, for simple clear communicating, time to absorb it all and be with it, time to ride it all the way home, with your entire family.

You truely deserve this you guys. You are all in my thoughts each day since i first read the news...

Wow!

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Congratulations. I've been out of internet zone for many days and I just read this. So excited for you.

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Wheeeeee!!!!! So excited for you!!!!!!!!

Some of the previous posters with the insane amount of smilies expressed it perfectly.

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I am way far out of the loop, but this is by far the best news I could have read!! I can't wait for more details!!

 

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WONDERFUL news!!!! Congratulations!
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thanks everyone!!

we have been to court, it seemed to go well, and we get our ruling on thursday. we have to get medical exams done for the kids early this week, and gather some other paperwork for their orphan investigation, which should be fairly straightforward and fastish. then we wait for our visa interview, which is taking a little while right now (but seems to be quick for some people, my guess is that if your kids are abandoned, there is less to investigate, so we may get a visa interview fairly quickly. ) and then it only takes 2 or 3 days for them to issue the visas. we are hoping to get to go home as soon as possible -- we'd be more into staying longer and sightseeing more if this hadn't happened so quickly, right after we moved -- we just don't have the cash to really enjoy this place like we wanted to. we ended up in a great apartment with a pool, just because we hadn't made any arrangements for lodging and our helper Linda got us a 2 bdrm place with a pool, and most importantly, another family who has been here a while and have helped us so much. the kids prefer to hang around here anyway, and any really good sightseeing is at least a 3 hour drive away -- we'll do some before mark leaves, but I don't think we're going to get to go on any awesome safari excursions or anything.

off to shower with my newest daughter! the kids are doing beautifully. bedtime last night was a little rough (though both kids sleep like champs, all night long...so far ), and I know we have a lot of adjustments ahead of us (forever) but it's going so well so far, and they show all the right signs for good attachment -- I am eternally grateful for their orphanage, they do an amazing job with the kids.

we have internet here at the apartment, so good access, but so little time to be on the computer! welcome to life with 4 kids I guess, hey?

We're Tiffani , Mark , Lucy (9/99) , Dexter (8/01) ,and Zachary Marvin (3/07) and Naomi Rose (6/09), home 11/10, by way of Ugandan adoption.

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Okay, now I am balling. All good balling.

Tiffani, again words don't cover all that I wish to say. My mind keeps repeating, 'your dream is now reality, your dream is now reality' and I'm trying to breathe deeply and imagine your and Mark and Lucy and Dexter's joy. And the joy of your newest, despite the huge transitions they are facing and surviving with loving attention, no doubt. What an amazing journey and I'm so very happy things are where they are.

I'll keep this short, so you can be where you need to be and others can chime in. Lots of love to you all. xo xo

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Thanks for the update! That sounds wonderful and I am so happy for you.

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Hugs to all of you!!!
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Thinking about you all. Send an update when you get a minute.
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I am doing the happy dance for all of you!!!

This is exactly the happy adoption news I needed to hear. I am so happy for all of you, together at last!

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congratulations

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