Tuesday, November 25, 2008

In the Words of The Famous Homer Simpson...

We have our I-600 pre-approval!!! Wow that was a long night of not much sleep but at 3:41am that e-mail we have been waiting for 60 business days today finally came. Thank you to some very helpful people at the USCIS in Washington D.C., like Joanna Ruppel, Department of State's Emily Ballas and a few other governmental places and sub entities that helped us get this done! So we wait for Holt to open in Oregon to gets some dates and get things moving!! Yeah!!!!
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UPDATES!!

We now have dates and God has given us the only Christmas gift we will EVER need! WE GET TO LEAVE NEXT FRIDAY! Flights are very tight but Earle at Azumano travel got us over and back. We fly St. Louis - Denver-San Francisco-Seoul-Saigon arriving at 11:58pm on Saturday December 6th. Seems like an Amtrak train schedule, but it was the only way to get the special fare and in country on 12/6. We then are able to come home with our daughter on Saturday 12/20 leaving from Ha Noi. A VERY good day for our family!!!!

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

and to quote a great man...WhooHoo... love ya...Aunt Sue

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah Sophie is coming home! Such great news to start the day. Everyone is sooooooooo excited! Can't wait to actually get to hold our granddaughter.

Love you
Grandma and Grandad

Anonymous said...

Is that great or what!!! Congratulations!! Love, Top

Anonymous said...

Tears of joy from Sophie's Moots!

xxxooo

SueCQ said...

I posted on the Holt board, but CONGRATULATIONS again!! I can't wait to hear all about your travel plans!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!!
I am SO, SO happy for you guys. Look forward to seeing the rest of your plans and following along as you bring Sophie home.
Gerrie (Holt BB)

Val, Mike and Brax said...

oh my gosh i was thinking the post was going to be homer saying "doh" like something went wrong! i am so happy to see homer saying "woo hoo!!!!" can't wait to hear about the rest of your journey.... congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it's going to be a very merry christmas for you!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great Christmas this is gonna be. Loveya xoxoxo Aunt Debbie and Cousin Megan.

Libby said...

YIPEE!!! I can't wait to tell the boys that Santa is delivering a VERY SPECIAL Christmas present for Aunt Tricia and Uncle Hank this year!!! A DAUGHTER!!!! Woo Hoo and a cousin for Jack and Mason to play with! Congrats guys! We're SOOOOO HAPPY for you! Can't wait for you to go get her and have her in your arms!!! You deserve it and then some!!!

XOXOXO

robandchristel said...

YESSSSSSSSSSS!
Thanksgiving will never be the same!! Soooooo much to be thankful for! We have been holding our breath waiting to hear this good news. Soooooooo Happy for you!

-Rob and Christel

Laura Gordon said...

This is the best Christmas present I can imagine! Congratulations!

Love,
Laura Gordon

myminivanrocks said...

WOOO HOOOO! Congratulations! Can't wait to read your posts from Vietnam!

Anonymous said...

What a joyous wake-up call from Sophie's granddad this morning. Can't wait to see Sophie in your arms. It's going to be a great holiday season. love to all three. Aunt Tam

Valorie Leonard said...

Oh, Hank and Trisha, What a wonderful Christmas! Congratulations. I am so relieved for you guys and can't wait to see the three of you together forever!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am sooo happy for you two. Merry CHRISTMAS!!!

Love,
Misha

Destiny said...

So I woke up this morning to Uncle Larry on the phone about how excited he is! I'm just as excited for you! God is good! Merry Christmas!

Love,

Nikki

Thomas and Cathy said...

H & T-
We are SO happy for you guys! We have waited through this process with you and are thrilled that it has finally all come together! We can't wait to read about your journey while in Vietnam. We had a great expereince there and know you will too! Love, Thomas, Cathy, and Emma

J and J said...

We are thrilled to hear the WONDERFUL news! WOW 1 week! You will have a great time and it is great you are traveling with other Holt families. It was great to have T&C and E&J there with us. Can't wait to follow your journey and see the little princess in your arms!

Gary & April said...

Congrats! We couldn't be happier for you. I know its been a long journey but you have almost made it. What wonderful news two days before Thanksgiving. Looking forward to your journey....

Anonymous said...

God is SO GOOD. Go get that beautiful little niece of mine and bring her home forever. I am SO deleriously happy for you all! All our love from NJ!
Aunt Diehnee, Uncle Chris, Sarah, Ro (the Godmother!), Peter and Jack

Anonymous said...

Congrats! What a wonderful Christmas Gift...just in time!

Much love,

The McIntyre Clan

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you. Congratulations. What a wonderful Christmas.

Mandy (Miller) Stewart

Anonymous said...

Hank and Triciam
I am SO happy that you finally get to get baby Sophie! We can't wait to meet her. Love, Cathy
www.thomasandcathy.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Finally!! We are happy to hear the news and that Sophie will finally be coming home. God bless you all for a safe trip.

Cindy and Dennis

Stevens Family said...

YIPPEE, HOORAY, WOW, YES, YAY, WOOOOHOOO!!! :) :) Can't wait to follow your amazing journey! Congratulations!!

Max & Anne-Marie said...

Such WONDERFUL NEWS!! So very happy for you - to get to Sophie in time for Christmas - what an answer to prayer! What a relief! I remember that last Dec you had just gotten on the waiting list and at around number 50 on the referral list it seemed so far away. What a year it has been, and it's going to end on the BEST NOTE EVER!!! You are truly blessed!