June 22, 2009

Travel Dates

Well we found out from Holt today that we made it into travel group #20. We will be leaving for Ethiopia on July 8th so we could arrive in the evening of July 9th. Mia Zinash's visa appointment is on July 14th. It is ironic that we got this visa date as this is a very special date for our family.

July 14, 1995 Eric asked me to marry him

July 14, 2005 We officially took custody of Aiden

July 14, 2009 Mia Zinash is officially given her US Visa to come home

We are all very excited. I told Aiden we finally found out today that we were able to bring Mia home and he stood up in the chair, pumped his little fists in the air and said "yes." Let's hope he continues to have the same enthusiasm when his little sister is chewing on all his toys - lol!

We are still trying to finalize tickets and things so when we know for sure we will let you know. Thanks for all your prayers and support and continue sending them our way.


  1. WHAT A PEANUT!!! Love her! I love that I can see what my girl looks like size wise and everything since I haven't seen her since 3/4 months old. CUTE CUTE!!!! She's perfect! Congrats again!

  2. Great news Lauren!!! Look at her! Cutie pie. Love Aiden's fist pump. 7/14 will always be a great day in the Paynter fam! Congrats.

  3. What a sweet little girl! Congrats on travel!!

  4. She's so cute! Congrats. Can't wait to hear all about your amazing trip.