Tuesday, March 22, 2011

the importance of commas {and TA coming soon!}

I'm so happy to tell you that we are officially waiting
for our TA.

Travel Approval for you civilians.

Our Article 5's were picked up yesterday.
Which was actually Monday night for us.
Tuesday for China.
Got it?

So now it is said to be 2-5 weeks til TA.

Two to Five weeks.

Do you mind praying for TWO, please?

Then we travel, shortly thereafter.
And by we, I mean my dear husband.

I have high and mighty plans while he's gone getting
our new fellas.

For one,
I want to make and freeze enough meals to last
us until February of 2025.
It's cute how you think I'm kidding.

Alright, so we all know that isn't going to happen.

But I'll try to get enough stocked away to last us
until...mid-June of this year, anyway.

And I have an embarrassing admission to tell you.
I haven't sent either boys a care package.

Stop it!

I know.

This is how I roll, people.
Hahaha, see how important commas are?
If I hadn't inserted that little gem,
it would read,
This is how I roll people.
Isn't that funny?
Seriously though, I don't really roll people.
That's why I used a comma.

I digress.

So anyway, I sent the orphanage an email with
pics for little Isaiah Jack to see.
I'm told they're super cool with stuff like that.
I'll let ya know if I hear back from them.

And as for Elijah Andrew
(whose name may change, much to my chagrin),
he knows about us and has seen our faces,
and we did send that t-shirt he's wearing, via another family.

But I joked with Macy tonight that by the 5th & 6th child,
this is just how things work.
She thought that was hilarious.

And speaking of Macy,
I do need to do a post regarding her progress.
And my progress.
Because it turns out that she's made me a better person.

So that's the latest, my friends.

Please don't forget to use your commas wisely.






18 comments:

Karin said...

Well, I hope I don't misuse any commas. :)

Congrats for being so close to TA!!! :)) WOOHOO!! I'll be right over to help you make those 1000 meals to put in the freezer. Yeah. Right over...

Janet and Kevin said...

You, dear lady, are a hoot! :) Your post was so funny!

Congrats on your Article 5 and praying for a speedy TA!

We just received our I-797 yesterday, and our documents are on their way to the Chinese Consulate in Chicago. Just a few more weeks, and we will be DTC!! (I sure do hope I have sufficiently and correctly used commas in this comment!! :)

Hugs,
janet and gang

Anonymous said...

I just love your blog, and your honesty, and the way you "talk", and the way you roll!!!!!!!! God Bless you! I'm praying for TWO weeks!!!!

Holly said...

Woo Hoo!! Bring on the TA!! And good luck on those meals...Can't wait to hear about how Macy's doing. : )

Hezra said...

Have you been reading "Eats, shoots and leaves??" again Hee hee... I love how you roll. people.
Yes I want a Macy update! I breathlessly await. (did I mention I can't hold my breath very long?)

Susan A said...

Speaking of rolling people, that reminds me of a funny scripture verse where it says to blow up the trumpet! :)

Psa 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

TanyaLea said...

Oh it's good to be back! I forgot how much fun you are... you're too stink'in cute, Lori!! ;) Seriously, you are a HOOT!

SOOOOOOOO happy that you are so close to your travels. Happy to oblige in praying for the 2 week margin!! Do keep us posted. I've missed ya and happy to be back just in time for your big journeys!

Hugs,
Tanya

Robin said...

You crack me up, feeling a bit punchy today?

Congratulations on TA - I hope those boys get home in record time!

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Robin said...

Oops, I misread - I see that you're now officially waiting for TA - hope it comes SOON!

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Angela said...

Thanks for the smile this morning. Needed that :)

Faye Verquer said...

You crack me up! Love opening your blog and finding funny/serious/helpful/mindful/meaningful/ posts!!! I cannot wait to hear all about Macy!!

Faye

klc112792 said...

I've followed your blog for a while but never left a comment. We are on our third adoption and our article 5 was also picked up yesterday. I think we may be with the same agency. My husband is also traveling alone. They may see each other in Guangzhou! Praying for those TA's!!!

Jennifer said...

Woot, woot! TA on its way!!! :) Yippee!!!!
You are such a hoot!!! :)
Have a great day girl!

Tracy said...

Hope that TA comes in two weeks! Oh my that is so so so exciting!
You have such a wonderful way of writing. A little Erma Bombeckish. I loved her. Love your humor. Love your wittyness, Love you!
Thanks for starting my day off with such a great laughter that my coffee shot effortlessly through my nostrils. Hee hee

JR said...

Praying for that TA in 2 weeks!!!!

Thanks for this most entertaining post! You really crack me up.... & I really needed the giggles this morning.

Don't keep me hangin' too long to hear about Macy!! (hint, hint!!)

Love you!

Kathy said...

Thanks for the laugh!
My grammar is terrible.
I rely on my editor to review
before I post.
Although I have noticed he
doesn't catch everything.
Probably because he is to
stubborn to wear his glasses. :)

Praying for TA in two wks.!!!

Madeleine said...

::**++** YOU ARE ALMOST THERE!!!!::**++***

I remember that time period. And I have to admit, my heart started to race, slightly, when I read the good news!

Ok, so if you ever get to rolling people, also known as your children since they may be the only ones willing to let you, you have to video tape it and share. :D

I made my older kids memorize the...what was it, 16?...rules of a comma. I have yet to pull out the poster for samuel. :P

I loved your pictures. We got snow again. Monday and then again today. I definitely like your Spring 2011 pictures WAY better.

Mia said...

praying for your family!

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