Monica got a call from our agency at around 4:15 yesterday afternoon. The travel authorizations have arrived! It's about 95 percent likely that we'll be leaving on Thursday, February 12. That'll have us in China on the 13th, and we'll likely be getting our little girl on the 16th or so. We'll be celebrating both Valentine's Day and Stanzi's first birthday (the 20th) in China! And that would have us coming home around the 28th of February or the 1st of March. But we're still waiting to hear about the scheduling of one big appointment, and that could shift our travel plans by a day or two. But still, things are looking pretty good!
In other news, yesterday Monica's co-workers threw her a baby shower at Linder's, one of our favorite local haunts. Thanks to all of them for the generous gifts, and the wonderful company!