Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy Birthday to our Beautiful Girl

Happy Birthday to our girl who turns eight today!!!! I can't believe she is eight already and coincidentally had a growth spurt over the summer and is looking really grown up. We celebrated her day with a party with our families. Both Steve and I come from medium families but all totaled the number is 30. I planned the party when the temperatures here were in the 60's and yesterday it was near eighty. All the food needed to be cooked in the house needless to say it was a long day for me. We had a wonderful time though and it is always great to see Olivia with all her cousins.Today she will celebrate with her classmates in school. Tonight the three of us are off to our favorite restaurant for dinner. We had more communication from HAS. It seems that China requires a notarized letter from Steve and I certifying that neither of us has been married before.A ridiculous but easy request and that was on it's way within a day to China. Everyone is reassuring that "at least" they are looking at our paperwork and that is true. However each time they look at it they find another letter, document that is needed. We are almost at five months waiting for LOSC and are left wondering how many more hoops they are going to make us jump through. We just keep praying that at this point Matthew will be home for the holidays. We are not prepared for the fact that he may not be.Please keep praying--- All the Best Kate.


Wuxi Mommy said...

Your girl is soooo beautiful!! Doesn't the time just fly? Our Peanut grew 6 inches this year. I can't believe that he'll soon be as tall as me:) I'm so sorry about all your paperwork woes. I'm praying you have your precious Matthew home by Christmas, too!!

Michele said...

Happy Birthday, Olivia!!!!
Kate, I am so sorry that every time you turn around, there is something that CCAA wants. I pray that Matthew is home before the holidays!!!