Tuesday, April 01, 2008

DON'T KNOW IF THIS WILL WORK!!!

I am in Africa people! Things are GREAT and the internet is HORRIBLE!!! I can't even get on Blogger so I am trying to blog remotely. If you get this leave me a comment so I can know it works. I won't be able to publish the comments till I get home though.... NOW FOR THE NEWS!!!!

We have been APPROVED by China!!!! We are OFFICIALY Kaiya's mommy and daddy. WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!! I just found out today. The LOA has not actually been sent yet. There was some little mix up with a receipt of payment being lost so it is being mailed and should be here next week. CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS??? In 7-8 weeks (Lord willing and the creek don't rise) I WILL BE HOLDING KAIYA!!!! ACCKKKKK!!! This is amazing. It's almost time.
 
Africa is amazing. I will blog MUCH more later but this internet could bomb out on me any second. I don't want to push my luck. I can't wait for you to hear all about it. :0) YAY!!! Angel

 

46 comments:

Julie said...

Congratulations on a safe trip to Africa and YAY for China!!!! Soon you'll be able to smother Kaiya with hugs & kisses!!!

melissa said...

Yes, it works....and CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are very close to holding Kaiya...forever!!! Have a wonderful time in Africa.

nsmorinville said...

Yay!!!!!!! So happy for you guys. Hope you are having a wonderful experience and can't wait to hear about it!!!

Corey said...

wow AMAZING
Congratulations :)
Cant wait to see you holding your baby girl !!!!

Kevin said...

Angel, we are praying for you on your trip that God would use you and speak to you. We'll pray for Russ as he supports things on the homefront. I'm excited to also go to Africa for the first time with Russ in August. Congrats on Kaiya being officially approved. Keep us updated on your experience in Africa if you are able. Blessings, Kevin Edelbrock

Liz said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! We are sooooo happy for you and your family! Congratulations. Hugs, Liz

Laurie said...

It works!

Tracey said...

Great news all around!! I have always heard if you want something to happen, leave town!! Sure enough! So happy for you in so many ways!!

Anonymous said...

READ IT!

Tricia said...

Angel, I'm praying for you each day. I cannot wait to see and hear all about your amazing trip!

Much love & prayers,
Tricia

The Engelhardt 4 said...

it worked girl!!

Nikki said...

Angel- that is AWESOME! I am so excited for you :) Have a great time in Ethiopia!!

Nikki

Anonymous said...

congrats!!!

The Write Life said...

Angel,

I was able to read this! How cool to be able to blog from Africa! I hope you have a wonderful, awesome time over there and I can't wait to hear all about it. I bought Dangerous Surrender today and look forward to reading it and discussing it.

Paige Dooly

Michelle said...

YAY for you- so exciting! That's GREAT news!

Jason and Emily said...

Your post is up on your blog! Yea!
You've been in my prayers this week. Congrats on the LOA! Have a GREAT week in Ethiopia....
-Emily

Tessa said...

Hi Angel,

Just wanted to let you know that it worked! Very excited for all of your great news! Keep us posted!

Mandy said...

Glad that you made it and CONGRATULATIONS on getting your approval!!!! Have a wonderful trip in Africa!!!

Kim said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!! I'm so happy for you guys. What amazing news!!! Have a great time in Africa.

GDS said...

Wow, what an awesome April fool's day, congratulations!!!! Things will be nuts when you get back to the States, but we all can't wait to hear all about Africa.
Many many blessings,
-Greg

Christina said...

YEAHHHHHHHH so happy for you to get the almost LOA for Kaiya. Hope your trip in Africa is all you wanted it to be and more. Hugs.

Natalie C. said...

Yes, we got the post. OH MY GOD!!! 7-8 weeks!!! I can't wait to meet her!

Deidre said...

That is awesome Angel! We are adopting a little girl from Eagles Nest and I have been following your journey since your trip there. I am praising God with you tonight that you will soon have your precious daughter in your arms!

Emily said...

Wow, that is great news! Congratulations!

HoustonMamaJenn said...

ALRIGHT!!! THIS IS FANTASTIC!

Have an amazing trip!!!!

Anonymous said...

Got it! Congrats on getting the approval!!!!--Jennifer Houston (Mayes)

Mindy said...

Congratulations to you all and to Kaiya! That's awesome news! Can't wait to hear more...

Have an amazing adventure in Africa.

Hugs,
Mindy

ManyBlessings said...

Angel and Russ CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Can't wait to see another beautiful daughter join your family!!

Safe travels in Africa!

d:)

chitwood said...

Angel,
Glad to hear that you made it to Africa ok, I am looking forward to hearing all about your trip when you return.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! on receiving Kaiya's LOA. That is wonderful news and I am sure you are over the top excited.

Enjoy your time in Africa and safe travels on your return home.

Marianne

Reba said...

Glad you got to post, even remotely. :) AND HOORAY! I am so excited you got the good news. God always answers our prayers...not always in the time or way we expect. You will be quite a world traveler by then. :)
Reba

Princess D said...

Wooohooohooohooo! Fantastic news, I am elated for you. SO glad to hear you are in Africa safe and sound. Can't wait to hear about it and see some pics girl. Be safe and hug on those kiddos for me too ok? Sending lots of love and prayers.
D

The Morgans said...

PTL!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Lucinda Naia said...

OUTSTANDING!

Congratulations on the LOA! I am partial to LOA for two reasons now.... I always think "Leave of Absence" as in a sabbatical when I see LOA. Of course, in the adoption context, your LOA is sssoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better!

Hugs all around!

TNKerry said...

I am so happy that you are approved and will be hopping from one continent to the next to the next in such a short time :) Glad you are settling in nicely in Africa and that all is going well.

Melinda said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy to hear this news. I am sure the time will fly by! Praise God!

Melinda said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy to hear this news. I am sure the time will fly by! Praise God!

Ellie said...

OMG OMG... I GUESS RIGHT! APRIL 1st!!!! Congrats MOMMY of 3...

I am so excited for you all!

Soak in this experience all you can, this is a life altering experience.

You are loving, hugging, holding, sharing smiles, and hope to all those children... Angel, God has put his hand on you for you to share the love with them...

HUGS
Ellie

Amy said...

Okay Angel I read your latest blog first and then scrolled down to see you are officially Kaiya's parents - there were tears already but now there are more. :)

God is blessing you so greatly!

Wendi said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! I checked this last night, and nothing...I knew it had to be internet related, then this morning two posts!!! So wow! end of May early June you could be off again but to China - crazy! you're officially a World traveler! Are you having to post through email? I've never done it, but it's a cool option if it's working for you. Can't wait to hear more.

Farrah and Jed said...

OMG, You knew the day you went to Africa is when the LOA would come through...

YAY Angel I'm so freaking happy for your family!!!!

Pep said...

Angel, I just wanted to shout out my CONGRATULATIONS! :-) Love, Pep

Jacques & Tara said...

C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S - that of course is me SHOUTING. I am so happy for you and your family. What wonderful news!

Hugs, Tara

Donna said...

congratulations!!! Very exciting, cannot wait to hear about Africa too!

Donna

nikki said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So happy for you!!!!
Enjoy your trip

Whitney said...

I was thrilled to read that you were able to post from Africa, but to have LOA too...way better!

Praising the Lord with you!

Darlene said...

Congratulations to your entire family!