July 13, 2004

A Test

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tamra @ 1:07 am

My wonderful friend Jaime has set it up so that I can update my blog via email. This is a test! Thanks Jaime!

July 12, 2004

It’s Done!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica @ 2:07 pm

It’s Done!!!

Filed under: The Paper Trail — Tamra @ 12:07 pm

All my worries have been laid to rest!!! Today we found out that we don’t need the ICPC, UT doesn’t require it!!! I was recieving mixed messages about that. :rolleyes So that means we don’t have to wait for the guardianship papers to be sent here to file it!!!!

My SW is working on the homestudy update.

I’m filling out my visa paperwork as we speak.

My I-864 is all filled out, just needs notary stamps.

The intent to immunize form should be in the mail today.

And that’s IT!!!!! We are going to INDIA!!!!! Nothing can stop us now!!!! Oh blessed relief. Oh sweet joy! Rani we are coming!!!

:heartbeat:lovestruck:hug:rofl:kissme:angel:clap:cloud9:pray:weeping

One thing figured out, many more to go

Filed under: The Paper Trail — Tamra @ 8:07 am

Well, the bad news is, the homestudy does need to be updated. The good news is that all we need to update it is a letter from my social worker saying nothing has changed and she still recommends me for a child from India! Whew! Now that’s something that can be done in two weeks!

Now the only problem is, that the guardianship papers haven’t shown up yet and we need them to file our 100a(Interstate compact)! Eek! We can do this! I know we can do this!!!! :weightlifter

July 11, 2004

Our Hotel

Filed under: Uncategorized — Cheryl @ 7:07 am

July 10, 2004

A video of Rani

Filed under: Mama Musings: How will we cope? — Tamra @ 11:07 pm

I got the video of Rani that Kathy made for me today! (THANKS KATH!) and I just bawled and bawled! She is so adorable! And when she saw the photocube I sent and played it over and over again listening to my voice, it was like I was right there with her. TWO-AND-A-HALF-WEEKS more!!!!! :lovestruck

July 9, 2004

I hate the weekend

Filed under: The Paper Trail — Tamra @ 10:07 am

Nobody works on the weekend! I can’t get anything done on the weekend! I contacted my SW about the homestudy update. She says that under Utah law the homestudy is valid for two years unless a placement is made. Of course I now can’t ask anyone from my agency because they don’t work Fridays; and I emailed the man who handles the I-600s at the American Embassy in India, but of course it’s allready evening there so I won’t get a response till Sunday night. :worried I hate the weekend because my hands are tied and I can’t do anything! I feel like every minute that goes by I lose the chance to go on the 28th to India.

On the fun side. I did get a digital camera so now we can take our visa photos and print them out. 🙂

July 8, 2004

When will it end???

Filed under: The Paper Trail — Tamra @ 1:07 pm

I was informed by my agency this morning that my homestudy has expired. :banghead I didn’t think it would be a big deal, but apparently it is. Oh I hope I can get a social worker over here to update it ASAP!

I’ve been researching digital cameras! Woohoo! I want to use it to make photos for our visas, so we may go tonight or tomorrow to get one. Yay!

July 7, 2004

Our Hotel

Filed under: The Paper Trail — Tamra @ 6:07 pm

Here’s our Bhubaneswar Hotel. We’re in a cottage. 750 sq ft for $80 a night! Wow!

Here’s our Delhi Hotel We’re in a standard room, not so tiny, for $85 a night.

And Houston we have AIRLINE TICKETS!!! Thanks to wonderful Erle at Azumano travel!!!!! We are literally going around the world. We are flying out west of the US, through Asia and flying home through Europe! Around the world in 11 days!!! The flight there is 22 hours nonstop! Yipes!:meditate

We leave the evening of the 28th of July and return on Sunday the 8th of August.

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:rofl

I-171H

Filed under: The Paper Trail — Tamra @ 1:07 am

I recieved word today from Delhi that our Orphan Petition (I-171H) HAS arrived in New Delhi!!! Woohoo!!! That’s a relief for sure. Now if only we could figure out the taxes. *sigh* Then we’d be all set!

I booked our hotels today. Still working on flights. So I’m pretty sure we are leaving July 28th and returning August 8th. We will meet Rani for the very first time, ON HER BIRTHDAY! Yippee!!!!

Please keep praying that the data retrieval on our computers will work!:pray

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