No. We didn’t get our i800 approval yet. But we did get our fingerprint notices. Suh-weet, right? Well, not exactly. I’ve requested to reschedule mine.
“What the heck for?” you might be asking. And, normally, I’d have to completely agree with you. I mean, really, what on this planet would be more pressing than getting those sweaty little fingers printed so we can get our i800 approval… asap???
In this particular case, I am actually okay with having to delay my fingerprint appointment for a week or so. I’m going to be out of town, May 8 – 14.
Anyone wanna speculate about where I’m heading? Based on past experience, I know you guys are good at conjecture. You guessed all the specifics on Shepherd before we even announced we were adopting again. And no, this is nothing like that.
I also know some of you are irritated by my penchant for guessing games (sorry Linn). I’d truly like to stop the madness, but clearly I can’t help myself. Not with chocolate pie, not with guessing games.
But it is awfully exciting. This impending trip, I mean. If anyone guesses correctly, all the way down to the city I’ll be visiting, I’ll bring you back a souvenir… something fun… from my secrety- secret destination. Not quite as good as chocolate pie, but it’ll be close.
Do you get to go back to NE Okla to be with Smitten Kitchen AND PW? Or were they having their shindig in NYC??
I’m not even going to try. (boring, I know) But I’d love to see you needing a check up in Iowa City cause I’m moving down the road!
I don’t even know where to begin. I googled those dates and all that came up was the Pope is visiting the Holy Land. Hmmmmm…for some reason I doubt that’s where you are going. 🙂 A family vacation? A week at the PW ranch? A trip to visit your daughter? Come on…give us some clues!
I’d love to hear that you are coming to NYC ;)…but I have another feeling….
Did you win the latest Smitten Kitchen/Pioneer Woman contest somewhere in NE OK????
I thought of you the other day when I read about it! That’s it, right??!!! lol!
By the way…due to my latest post on my site, I am getting LOTS of private emails about the shirt! 😉
Hmm… I’m going to take a stab and guess you’re going to go visit Victoria??? I don’t know the city but I think it’s in Georgia???
Am I right???? LOL…
That’s my guess.
victoria is pregnant??
or got married in vegas last weekend…
Oh my gosh…are you going on Oprah? Or some other show like that?? Regis and Kelly?
Ooohhh, maybe you are STARTING your own show…Cooking? Photography? Or….The “God told us to Care for Orphans so By-Golly I’m Doin’ My Part Show”…???
I really hate it when you do this to us….really. 🙂
You are too funny…. and “mean!!” 🙂 Can’t wait to see the rest of the guesses!!!!!!!
Just ordered my “Beloved” tee!!!! Can’t wait!!! Soon I will have one for every day of the week!!!
Is TLC going to start doing a show an ya’ll ?? Maybe you have to go to New York and meet with the Big producers !!!
Mom to my China Posse says
Nothing is out of your reach for sure so I am going to say your going to Washington DC to meet the President and school him on adoption!
You’re going to visit Amie!!! 🙂
I was giggling all the way through all the comments… from being on Oprah to schooling the President on adoption!! I wouldn’t put ANY of it past you, lady!
Can’t wait to hear what you’re up to. 🙂
a Tonggu Momma says
I have no guesses whatsoever. Because I am totally dumb. Or lame. Possibly both.
All I know is that if you come to the DC area and fail to meet me, I shall hunt you down.
Jen & Rob says
I’ll bet Atlanta!
why do you do this to people?LOL! You are NOT right! And I love you for it! How fun….
p.s.Day 1. Please hold me to it.
Oh my word, those are some funny guesses. Maybe one is right, but they are pretty funny. I have my guess, but I’m keeping it a secret. If I’m right, there better be a second visit included. 🙂
i think you and PW are taking the show on the road….to scranton…to make chocolate pops in the likeness of CCAA officials)…to sell as a fundraiser for vivi’s adoption expenses…and on the road trip you will stop at local churches and sell wild olive tees.
how close was i?????????
I don’t know either, but if you do come to DC and you meet Tonggu Momma, you better meet me too!!!
I’ll guess China………maybe with an LWB team or someone else? To talk about the great success with your kiddos SN??? And encourage them to use the same methods of treatment???
Although I like the TLC idea…..since Jon and Kate might not return………you would be a perfect replacement!
So hurry up and tell already!
Mom to my China Posse says
Ok I am throwing a second guess out there your going to visit one of your bloggy friends and since we have to have a loaction I am saying Texas.
You are too funny! I have no idea what you are up to. Couldn’t even venture a guess. You are all over the place and I have no clue how you do it all.
The chocolate pie must mean something!
You're coming back to Southern Illinois to visit your old house & meet me?!!!!!
Heck, I don't know. Whatever it is thought, I hope you enjoy it!
You are invited by the CCAA to tell them more about NO HANDS BUT OURS???
Good luck with your family, and I am really curiuos. How long do we have to wait until you tell us more??
You are not going to adopt from another country as well are you??
Love, Kirsty (from the Netherlands)
you are FINALLY going to be on OPRAH! you dang well deserve to be :O)
and let it be known that I DID WANT TO CONTACT HER i just never got around to it :O) we DID talk about that on the phone you know!
Wife of the Pres. says
OK, someone already guessed this and I have no idea, so I am thinking they might be onto something. A talk show seems logical and if they are right, WHICH ONE IS IT??? Or I think what others have guessed that you are visiting your daughter is good too? But don’t take this the wrong way, I think that is not it b/c it is not CRAZY enough. I mean, it is totally normal for you to visit your daughter and this just seems to be something more off the wall, if you will. YOU REALLY ARE DRIVING US ALL MAD!!!
Wife of the Pres. says
And I had to laugh about the TLC comment, b/c I told DH the other night, “I think all these shows about larger families are great and all, but they are too boring. They need somebody like Stef at Ni Hao Y’all or Linny over at A Place Called Siimplicity!” Not that would be a show I would actually T*Vo every week! 🙂
Oh how exciting! I hope you have a wonderful trip. My guess is San Francisco? Random guess.
We had to reschedule our appt. – I wish I would not have followed the directions, which tell you to make the request in writing. It really delayed our approval. I finally called the Hague Unit directly and they rescheduled for us – right there on the telephone.
I guess you’re going back to p-dubs, and if i’m right, you are a very lucky lady!!
Nicole A. says
My guess is that you are going to visit one of your bloggy friends — Amie? Linn? Someone else? A talk show would be awesome, though. Or maybe you are moving again and going to find a house … maybe that’s not exciting enough though. Oh, I don’t know; I’ll have to wait for the update!
Please don’t leave us hanging too long!
All the best,
Nicole A. in OH
Mom Of Many says
Okay, so I read this post yesterday minutes after you posted it. I started smirking. I am such a dork. I must be the most competitive person out there cause i wanted to take time to PRAY and have the Lord tell me. Okay, it is taking all my guts to admit that – really, I must need therapy or something for such competitiveness at my 50 years young!! *ugh*
I did not hear an audible voice, infact I didn’t hear anything (read my blog tomorrow and you will know why)…but I have a guess…a second honeymoon to Hawaii?? That’s as good as it gets…and maybe that guess is just cause that’s what I wish I was doing!!
And to Nicole A who guessed a visit to me? You are welcome anytime – we would have such fun – I just know it! xo
are you coming to see me????? Your coming to Chicago?????
oh you little STINKER……..
Momma to 5 says
My guess would be PW in OK. I know not very original but an easy guess. It would be pretty cool if you were going to do a tv show!!
Oh wow, how fun, but I am so out of ideas for your surprise trip. I am shooting for China again. Maybe to help another friend with their adoption trip and to encourage bonding/attachment from the sidelines! Looking forward to hearing the news!
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Miss Anna B says
REALLY….it is wrong on so many levels to do this to me. To us. To ANYONE? Have you no shame? (all in good fun, of course)
Looking forward to the great reveal. If my heart can stand it…..AGAIN 😉
The Spicer Family says
I’m guessing the moon, or at least a space shuttle flight, since you said nothing ‘on this earth’ would be good enough to keep a normal person from getting those fingerprints done. I’ll be waiting for my moon rock.
I guess that you are going to NYC to do the Today Show in conjunction with special Mother’s Day segments. You are a great example of mothers’ love knowing no boundaries– geographical or cultural. If I’m wrong, so what? I still think you are a great example!
If you had said CREME pie- I would have said BOSTON..If you had said MUD pie… I would have thought you were coming to visit me in MISSISSIPPI..But you said Chocolate and now I’m just confused.
Nicole A. says
Just checking in, lookin’ for an update! 🙂
CHOCOLATE may mean Hershey, PA, which is a great town, but not sure what you’d be doing there, except maybe meeting up with a great doc at Hershey Medical Center?? Not that exciting, unless that great doc could help get little miss Vivi home a little earlier …
All the best,
Nicole A. in OH
I know, I know:-) Our boys have a common thread and I just put two and two together. I wish I could go with you. Am I right? (without spilling the beans:-)
Since you said Chocolate, my guess is Hershey, PA since only good chocolate for a good chocolate pie would come from there!!! What are you doing there…No guesses here!! Have fun wherever you go!!
I can’t figure out the city you will be going to:-), but you are going to China with “an orphans wish”. You are going to help “an orphans wish” with their new residential club foot facility. I have to admit that I got the idea from the club foot yahoo group posting you made requesting used braces for your upcoming trip to China.
What an awesome facility to be involved with. The knowledge you are giving them about treating club feet non surgically will help so many children have their feet corrected correctly. My two little ones’ feet were corrected with the Ponseti method and their feet are amazing.
Ladybugs' Mom says
A couple of years ago, we just took our fingerprint appointment letter in the day after we got it….even though it was two weeks before our actual appointment!! They let us in! I believe it probably sped up the process a little!