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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

OFFICIALLY EXPECTING!!!!!!!!!!!



Yep, i am now officially able to wear the t-shirt. Our dossier arrived in Ethiopia this morning, and was delivered to the agency office at 9:36am Ethiopia time. Of course, I couldn't control the tears. The relief of knowing it's there, and it arrived safe without any loss documents is the greatest feeling. Here is what our dossiers travel looked like



November 20, 2008 09:43 Kitchener - Canada Shipment picked up

November 21, 2008 21:42 Toronto - Canada Arrived at DHL facility in Toronto - Canada

November 21, 2008 23:03 Toronto - Canada Departed from DHL facility in Toronto - Canada

November 22, 2008 01:35 DHL Wilmington Airpark, OH - USA Clearance processing complete

November 22, 2008 01:35 DHL Wilmington Airpark, OH - USA Arrived at DHL facility in DHL Wilmington Airpark

November 22, 2008 06:15 DHL Wilmington Airpark, OH - USA Departed from DHL facility in DHL Wilmington Airpark

November 22, 2008 06:57 New York City Gateway, NY - USA Arrived at DHL facility in New York City Gateway -

November 22, 2008 13:13 New York City Gateway, NY - USA Departed from DHL facility in New York City Gateway

November 23, 2008 22:44 Leipzig - Germany Departed from DHL facility in Leipzig - Germany

November 24, 2008 05:49 Frankfurt - Germany Arrived at DHL facility in Frankfurt - Germany


November 24, 2008 10:48 Frankfurt - Germany Departed from DHL facility in Frankfurt - Germany

November 25, 2008 07:02 Addis Ababa - Ethiopia Arrived at DHL Facility

November 25, 2008 07:04 Addis Ababa - Ethiopia Arrived at DHL facility in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia


November 25, 2008 07:57 Addis Ababa - Ethiopia With delivery courier

November 25, 2008 09:36 Addis Ababa - Ethiopia Shipment delivered

What a journey our dossier had to take, now the waiting begins, we were told we are now expected to wait 7-8 months before a referral. I thank you all in advance for your patience with me in the next 7-8 months as I know i'm just in the starting gate of the roller coaster that is to come.





15 comments:

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! Congrats! I can't Imagine how great this must feel!!!

Secret Pal

Chad, Laura and Sara said...

Congratulations, what a relief! T-shirt looks great too! Hope your referral comes quickly.

Laura

BCMommy said...

CONGRATS!!!! I so can't wait until we are at that point! This dossier is taking forever!
I love the shirt and plan on getting one too!
Also, love the music. That is one of my favourite songs!!! I have to figure out how to add music to my blog.....
Claire

The Mannings said...

congrats!!!!

Rana said...

Congratulations!!!!

It is such a relief when all your hardwork arrives safely!!!

Yahooooooooooo :)

Rana

P.S. I know you tagged me and I will do it soon!

Rhonda and Kristin said...

Celebrate!! Isn't that the best feeling ever :) Congrats on being one step closer to your little man!

Stephanie said...

Congrats!! A huge step on this amazing journey!

Steph :-)

Shannon and Dan said...

Congrats on being official. I know what a huge sense of relief that is to know that your dossier has finally arrived on Ethiopian soil.

It's the best feeling, isn't it?

Alysia and Derrick said...

Congratulations Natalie and Chris! I wrote you a message on Yahoo earlier today, but it doesn't seem to be working since then. At least we can't access it, and I read on another blog that someone else couldn't either, so I thought maybe you didn't get my message and I'd leave another one here on your blog. We're so happy for you and hoping our dossier will be following yours in a week or so. It's so exciting!

Bliss said...

Fabulous news!!! Welcome to the club :-) At 41, I do not personally have the nerve to walk around wearing one of those t-shirts.

Tammy said...

Having our dossier reach Ethiopia did wonders for me.

I can just see the look of relief on your face...look at that smile! One of many amazing smiles to come.

The t-shirt looks great! Congratulations! Remember, it is now just a matter of time! :)

K_I_T_ said...

Hi, just found your blog. We too are waiting for a referal from Ethiopia. Since Jan 08. Love to follow others who are on this journey....

Alicia & Grant said...

CONGRATS!!! Can't wait to hear the news of your referral!

The Warren Family said...

Wooo hooo!! I have had a crazy few weeks with starting a new position at work and have not had time to check on my regular blogs! I can't believe I missed this!!
Congrats! Celebrate!!!what an exciting day!!

Shannon (-:
PS I still need to email you back re. Canadian Humanitarin...sorry...I have been so crazy busy, I have not forgotten.

Renee and Pat said...

Congratulations Nat and Chris, Pat and I are so happy for you, we look forward to meeting our little nephew. Once you hold that little boy in your arms, the journey will be all worth it. Love you guys.

Ren and Pat
xoxoxoxxoxoxo