Tuesday, May 11, 2010

while I'm waiting....


I've been working on the little girls' room. I think it's helped Emily to grasp this upcoming change in a tangible way also. She'll be sharing her room with Jenna, so we put the bed up in there, and now I've gotten the bedding and everything just how I wanted, pictures and letters hung and all. I *love* the artwork on the wall. It's a series of 3 with 2 birds in cherry blossom trees (remember "jenna" means 'little bird' so I love it all the more!)
Now we just need Jenna home to sleep in this darling bed! I was telling Jason how weird it is to see this empty bed sitting there. He responded, "think how it will be to see it filled."
I can't wait! All these small steps feel like they're adding up and I'm ready to bring this girl home to her bed, and her room, her toys, clothes and FAMILY!

Meanwhile, everything paperwork-wise is plugging right along. We got our NVC letter yesterday saying that we were cabled 5/4 (basically that our immigration approval was sent/wired/cabled from U.S. to China so that they know we're cleared and can issue her visa while we're there) and so our agency representative will hand deliver some paperwork in China on Thursday and then it should be 2 weeks until we get Article 5. I don't really know what Article 5 is, but I know that it's the LAST thing we need before they will issue our TRAVEL APPROVAL (TA)!! So, we are getting there!

And now, alas, the room:






9 comments:

Robyn said...

What a sweet room!! It is fun to get everything ready, isn't it?
I'm glad to hear things are moving right along. In no time at all, you'll be holding that precious little girl.
I'm praying!

Football & Fried Rice said...

It is precious! Some of my favorite moments were putting together a room for Mya! {and then I got to do it again!}

living4him5 said...

Love it Vicki!!! Perfect little girl room.

Thanks for all the clarification yesterday.

Let's chit chat soon!
Amy <><

MrsRohlf said...

aw! so sweet!

The Fam said...

very cute! They will have lots of fun together in that room. Good luck on anyone sleeping though, just giggling...

Serving the King said...

Gorgeous!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Ahhhh, pink. I don't get a lot....or...errr...any of that around our house. Just found your blog, love it! I bet that's amazing to now walk into that room everyday and see that bed just waiting!

Ashley said...

What a precious room! I LOVE the prints - are they from China? You have been on my heart all week. I am getting so excited for you - I continue to pray for such an incredible trip - and for Jenna's heart.

Sending hugs - waiting on the edge of my seat with you :) - Hugs! Ashley

The Raudenbush Family said...

Where did you get your wall art? I love it! So cute!
Kelly

Harp Mama said...

I love the room for the girls! It looks so warm and inviting. As soon as Jenna gets used to her bed and having her own space, I am sure she will snuggle right in and love it.

You and your photos inspired me to start my nesting too. I have the beds set up but I still need to decorate. When it feels complete enough to await our daughter I get to share mine too. That's my little goal for myself. Thanks for getting me started on this exciting party of the process. (We received Article 5 on June 2nd so we are in the TA wait also.)