The Visa's are here! I used a service this time because the thought of driving to Los Angeles twice and waiting in line during this busy season, was just too much for me. I used "There's Always Hope!" The price was really reasonable for the service since she charges one price for a family. And since we have 5 going, it really made sense to use someone who does this all the time. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow and I already got them back. Of course the application fee for the actual Visa's was not cheap at all. We paid $650 to the Chinese Consulate for the Visa's. You may be wondering why there are six and one is red. This will be Meilynn's first trip back to China, so you have to send in the Chinese passport along with the United States passport. They then clip the corner to make her Chinese passport invalid. The funny thing is that we did the same thing for Emma when we went to adopt Meilynn and they sent her Chinese passport back, untouched.
Looking forward to our first swim with Lily.
We have been very busy just like any other family at this time of year. We went to Disneyland yesterday, were in a musical at our Church, and Tomorrow is Daddy's big 50 birthday. We are having a huge party with over 125 guests. I will post pictures on all of this soon.