Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Snapshot ~ one step closer....

To this little guy.

Our son.


We headed here last week.

For fingerprints.

For our dossier.

It's about a four hour trip.  One way!

But so worth it!

So, we decided to make a day out of it!

Packed up the girls, and Grandma, too.

(My mother lives with us so she needed to get her fingerprints done as well.)

Some friends of ours, who made this visit a few months ago for their adoption process, recommended that we go to the Italian neighborhood.  (Thanks Dave and Rhonda!)

What a great recommendation!
We loved it!!!

It was so nice to get out of the and walk around for a bit before our fingerprint appointment.

First stop:  LUNCH!

We browsed a bit.

Then we ordered.

Then we feasted!

The day was perfect for eating outside.

Second stop:  Dessert!!!!

Grandma wanted to chill and read.....

We were off to find the bakery....

What is the world???

Really???  I digress.....

Found the bakery!


Got some Gelato.....


And a whole box of the most delicious Italian cookies EVER!!!

Last stop:  Fingerprints!!!


Of course, I couldn't take pictures inside. ;)

Things went pretty well.....

Shea was the only one who 'beeped' as she went through security.
Not sure why?
But the nice security officers let her in anyway.

Grandma had to give up her {metal} hair pick and finger nail file.  (oops!)

Apparently, my finger pads are worn out.  ha!
It took about 30 minutes to get some decent prints.  (oh brother!)

Hopefully, we will receive our I-800a approval this week.

THEN, we will be able to send our Dossier To China!!!

One step closer, baby!!!

Check out the other Sunday Snapshots here:

Ni Hao Yall


  1. Looks like great fun - visiting from Sunday Snapshot.

  2. So sweet! I remember doing all of that so vividly (minus the four hour trip, yikes!). Blessings to your family on this special journey! Stopping by from Sunday Snapshot :)

  3. WOW! Chris you all are getting so close!!!! I am sure it has not gone quickly to you but it seems like just yesterday that we were talking about it over the phone!!! Liam is just too cute!!!!

  4. SO excited for you! My cousin just started the process to bring home a little guy from China. Our Sam (who will be 9 on Monday) is SO excited to have another BOY from China in the family!
    Praying your process goes as quickly and as SMOOTHLY as possible!