I love being able to check things off our to-do list! We had a family doctor visit day on the 23rd and everyone is healthy :) We have all our medical forms filled out and ready to go. We got our passports in the mail yesterday! They came much faster than we thought. We got our first round of fingerprinting done. We had our second social worker visit today, which went SO much better than the last one. We actually have a new social worker this time because the first is no longer working with them. This social worker actually walked through our house and the boys bedroom was cleared to sleep 3 boys :) We are getting closer to having all our documents together for our dossier, which is very exciting. We did find out last week that we can no longer mail our dossier to the Chicago Consulate to be authenticated. We must either hand deliver it or send it via courier, so it looks like we will have a road trip to Chi town coming up! Everything is moving right along and I have no worry what-so-ever that we will have all our documents to China before the 6 month deadline. It feels so good to say that! We still need to come up with the remaining funds to finish our homestudy and to pay our agency, but God has been so incredibly faithful and we continue to be blessed by your generous donations.
We will be starting a t-shirt fundraiser, hopefully within the next week, that we hope will help with some upcoming fees. Our goal is to sell at least 50 t-shirts, but we only need 20 for the order to go through. My awesome little brother is designing the t-shirt and we are using Booster for the fundraiser. As soon as we have it up and running, I will post all the details.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebration and you got to enjoy time with family and friends! God willing, Asher will be home for Christmas next year! God bless!