Wednesday, April 05, 2006

LID and a Shout Out!

We have officially received our LID (Log in Date) and it is 3-27-06. This means so much to me as I really wanted to be logged in by the end of March. March is such a good month for us, and receiving our LID just reinforced that! Typically, it had been taking about 8 weeks to learn of your LID after DTC, and most LIDs were 2-4 weeks after the DTC date, so receiving our LID 1.5 weeks after DTC was a big surprise! We have learned from our agency that the CCAA (China Center for Adoption Affairs) had gotten behind in logging in dossiers, so they brought in some temps to get caught up. YAAAAY For US!

(I hope all that writing about DTC and LID and CCAA doesn't have anyone too confused. Lots of letters, but they are all important ones to us!)

I'd like to give a shout out to The Cantrells and to The Cetons! The Cantrells are dear friends of mine from my growing up years. Christy and Amy (twins) and I were in Sunday School together, played basketball together, and were just always really good friends. I received a note from their mom and know they check out my blog to see what's going on. I have such fond memories of all the time we spent together at church and on the court! Christy and Amy were the core of our team!

The Cetons are a dear family from Pennsylvania that we met at the beach one year (Surfside Beach, SC). Their daughter Merrie and I are close in age and neither of us had a playmate, so Merrie's mom, Judy, introduced us out in the surf and we began a wonderful summer friendship that extended way beyond that first summer. In fact, for years our families would try to schedule vacations at the same time so that Merrie and I could visit. Merrie has 2 younger sisters, Gwen and Allison, and I adored having them tag along with us. After being an only child, it was so cool to have 2 younger ones around that were so much fun. They are all grown up now, of course, and have exciting lives, and I enjoy getting caught up with them through Christmas cards and the like. Judy, thank you so much for your card, it was totally unexpected and so nice to hear from you! Mama and I think of you guys so often as those summers with your family are such good memories for us. Mama and Daddy really enjoyed getting to know you, too- happy happy times!

The marathon training is going well. I still am having IT band issues, but am trying to rest up more this week and have ordered a book on stretching to help with this. I did 14 miles (through guts, sheer will, and determination) last Sunday, but I have to say I wasn't good for much the rest of the day. I went to weight watchers (down another lb), to the grocery store, and that was about it. The rest of the day I spent on our porch swing reading!

The fund raising is also going good, but slowing down. I still need to raise about $1200. I have literally one more month (deadline May 1st) to do this. So please, if you have a couple of bucks you can spare (even if it is just $5), click on my donation link and help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This is such an important cause! Many thanks to those who have already contributed, I really do appreciate it!

I guess that's all that's going on. I plan to jazz up my blog this weekend. If anyone knows of links and stuff that will help me do this (for free, LOL) how about leaving me a comment with a link!

Suzanne *who is patiently beginning her wait for a referral*

5 comments:

Nathan & Emily's Mommy (Mary) said...

Great news about your LID! Congrats!

Aimee said...

Congratulations on your LID. Now the real wait starts. Here's hoping that CCAA starts matching more than just a few days. Retail therapy....worked for me!

Karen and Jon said...

You got your LID - GET OUT!!!!! That is awesome. I am insanely jealous but in a good way. It is so great to see some good news. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joyce said...

Congratulations...We are just starting out paper chase...

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Chrissie said...

Great news! We got our LID yesterday (it's an April date but ah well). Congratulations from a fellow Secret Pal gift exchanger!