Friday, August 18, 2006


Yes, you read that right! Last month we filled out the SN application with our agency. We received our referral last Friday, August 11!!!! It's been a bear keeping it secret this past week! But I wanted to wait until our LOI was offically going out. It's being sent to China today!

Here's the important info!

Chinese Name: Cheng Ling Yun
Soon to be: Allison Lingyun
DOB: 10/11/05
Kunming City CWI
Yunnan Province

She's only 10 months old! We had requested 18-24 months but God had a different plan! I am thrilled. Time to dust off the crib again! Woo hoo!

I can't post pictures until we get TA. Believe me when I tell you that she is adorable! :-)

Prayers going out to all my fellow blogger friends who are still waiting...and waiting.....and waiting.


Lisa said...

Oh my, it does my heart so much good to know that you have a referral. It was just the kind of news I needed to hear! I am anxious to see her picture and to continue following your journey! Blessings upon blessings to your family. How great is our God!

Jodie said...

Hooray!! Wow! I am so happy for you, Eileen! Ben and Lindsey must be so excited too!

Congratulations, I can't wait to see pictures!

All my best,


Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations! Praying for a speedy TA for you and can't wait to see pictures!

Joannah said...

Congratulations, Eileen! I'm thrilled for you and I can hardly wait to see her picture.


Connie said...

A million congratualtions! I am so happy for you and yours :0) Please, keep us posted!

Mariah said...

Eileen, I am so thrilled for you!! What a blessing for your family as well as Cheng Ling Yun!! Many prayers for a quick TA!!

Tricia said...

YES!!! My heart just did a flip when I read your blog!! Oh my goodness, I am so excited for you. Having just came from China a week ago, we already miss it! So glad that you will be going so soon! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

Lisa~~ said...

Oh what exciting news!! I'm so happy for you and I can't wait to see see the pictures once you're allowed to share.

Donna said...

That's so exciting! I can't wait until you get your pre-approval and can share pictures! Congratulations!!


Shannon said...

Oh Happy Day! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see the picture. Many congratulations!

Magi said...

Congratulations, Eileen! That's wonderful news. I hope you get TA quickly.

Alyson, Brett & Girls said...

Oh YAY!!!!!!! Eileen that is so there will be another Allison around!!

Please keep us posted!

Giant Panda Hugs!

Mrs. D said...

Hooray! Our soon is waiting for us in Kunming.

- kristin

Colleen said...

YAY!!!! I am sooo happy for you. TA's came out rather quick this time for the last group of referrals....maybe yours is closer than you think!

Cannot WAIT to see those pictures.

(from your Oct. group)

Jenny said...

Wahooooo Eileen!!!! SOOOO excited for you.

Redheaded Chick said...

Wow,Eileen, so happy for you and your family! I can't wait to see her picture!!!

Ava Baby said...

Eileen, Whoo Hoo!! Congratulations. I'm very happy for you and your family. I look forward to seeing photos of your cutie.
LID 9/26

Carrie said...

I've been out of town and just saw the news!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you!

Can't wait for our turn!

Val said...

Wait 'til we get home, nuthin', I came right over to see what was up!!! Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you. I know what you mean about going younger than you expected. Ava was "supposed" to be about three or four. LOL! God had different plans.

I hope you made a mistake and wrote TA instead of PA. I can't wait to see her!!! So happy for you!

Angel said...

Congratulations! What great news.

Kim said...

Oh my gosh, Eileen, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm just getting caught up on my favorite blogs since returning from vacation!

We submitted our LOI on 8/22...maybe we'll be in China at the same time!