As of June 27 / 28, we started waiting for our Article 5 pick up. What does this mean? Well, it means once that is done, we only have, essentially, 1+ step to go! I say 1+ because after A5 pick up, we are waiting on the PRC to give us our travel approval (TA) and (kind of) along with that comes the consulate appointment (CA). I am hopeful that our Article 5 will come on Thursday, July 12, but suspect that because of the 4th of July holiday, it will come Friday, July 13. Then, if the trend continues, we could possibly get our TA inside of 2 weeks!! :-O That would mean we'd be approved by the 27th of July. If it comes that early, we can assume we would be headed to China by the middle of August! Ho. Ly. COW! Want to know the irony of this whole process? It feels like everything. D R A G S.....A L O N G. Then, all of a sudden? It's here. Well. It's very nearly here!!! To make it even more real, we got our visas in the mail the other day.
Ethan, honey, we are getting so close!! Hold on little man, we're coming to get you! <3