Thursday, September 24, 2009

VISA INTERVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH MY GOSH!!! I called the Visa number this morning, fully expecting to hear that nothing is new, and the guy said "OH! It looks like her paperwork has come back and her Visa interview is scheduled for tomorrow!"

TOMORROW!!!! I wanted to reach into the phone and kiss that guy!!! Her Visa interview is TOMORROW!!!! :)

Ok, so what this means is that tomorrow (actually, it's not even tomorrow, it's probably sometime tonight because of the time change) a representitive from the agency in Korea will go to the Embassy and sit down with a government worker and go over here paperwork. Once they do that they'll issue her Visa and usually within a couple of days after that they issue her travel certificate and that's when they call us on the phone and tell us to come get her!!

Oh my gosh, I'm freaking out. :) We're going to Korea!!!!

So here's the only issue. Korean Thanksgiving (called Chusok) is next weekend, which is probably when we would be cleared to go. But everyone has said not to travel during Chusok because it's the big travel day of the year in Korea, all the stores are closed and it's just not a good time to be a tourist there. So I think that even if they call us early next week and tell us to come get Clarissa, we're probably going to have to wait until after next weekend. I'm kind of OK with that because I feel like I have a million things to do before we go, although I think I'm going to go crazy waiting out the next week!

Looking at my calendar, if everything goes the way it's supposed to, I'm guessing that maybe we'll be leaving around October 7th. That's the Wednesday after next.

OH. MY. GOSH. CLARISSA IS COMING HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27 comments:

JET said...

Woo hoo! How exciting!!!

Beck said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you all! What wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!!

Coffeegrl said...

Awesome news Wendy! I am so happy for you!

Mommy said...

OMG I am beyond ecstatic for you and your family & Miss Clarissa!! YAY!!

James and Laura said...

That is the BEST news!!! I don't blame you for possibly waiting a bit and not traveling during Chuseok even though I know you want to get to Korea ASAP!!

kristalina said...

So exciting! Glad you know about Chusok-it really is a nightmare to try to travel at that time since everyone goes "home" to pay respects to their ancestors.

Amanda said...

SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kelly said...

YAY!!!! That is terrific news! So happy for you and your family!

Celeste said...

How wonderful!!!!!!!

Wendy said...

OMGosh!!!!! WOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(is that enough exclamation points?) :)

(bookends)

Jen said...

One of the lurkers from the BHB boards, been following your story for a long time, I am SO excited for you to FINALLY get Clarrisa home!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Sophia said...

Congratulations! How exciting! Can't wait to see pics!

Big House Creations said...

What wonderful news!!!! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear news of the travel call!

Jen said...

That is just great news! I am just so excited for you!

My5Blessings said...

Oh Wendy I am reading this with tears in my eyes I have known you since OBBC board Bargain Hunters. I remember when you first told us you were concidering adoption then you started blogging NOW Clarissa is Coming Home!!! OMG I am jumping up and down and crying at the same time for you! How long will you be in Korea before you come home with your precious Daughter?

Larissa said...

How exciting! I found your blog a few weeks ago and have been reading it since! I am in tears here in CA after reading that! Congrats!!!!!!

The cool family! said...

I'm SOOO excited for you! I've been following your blog for months! And I feel as excited about it as you are! Okay, that's probably not possible, but I'm excited nontheless! YAY! Take lots of pics in Korea to share with those of us lowly internet friends who are dying to go with you!
(Good.For.Me from BBC)

The Four Montgomery's said...

Oh my that is awsome!

~April~ said...

Hooray!!!! So excited for you!

Lori said...

This is the most wonderful news! it brought tears to my eyes. So happy for the Wendy Family!

Misty said...

Yay, Yay, YAY!!!!! So excited for you! Tears from reading..WOOHOO!!

Melanie said...

OMG! It's time! HOORAY!

Stacy and Angela said...

YAY Wendy! I hope the time passes quickly so you are holding your darling daughter before you know it!!! I am so excited for your family!!!

Tracie said...

Congratulations, Wendy!!! Can't wait to see you two together!

Leslie said...

Congrats That is so awesome.

Kara said...

Woo HOo!!! Congrats! This is so exciting!!!!

Multislacking Mama said...

WOW! You've been waiting so long and it's finally here... I bet your head is swirling with all kinds of get-prepared thoughts! What did the boys say??

(((HUGS))) and happy dance!
Holly