We picked up MyLinh's passport this morning! Whoo hoo! Our Holt guide then told us we had our medical exam in the afternoon and our visa interview had been moved up to tomorrow! If all were to sail through, we could have our visa in hand by tomorrow night... We are trying not to get our hopes up, but we are really getting tempted to call and just see what flights might be available earlier. We will keep you all posted!
So, of course you all want to know the details about MyLinh's exam. She passed with flying colors, and the Dutch doctor said that "on a cute scale of 1 to 5, she is a 5." I asked if this was a professional evaluation of cuteness, and he affirmed that it was. So, medically speaking, she is pretty darn cute. (Lee, can you confirm the use of this international cute scale?) Also, she weighed in at 18.9 lbs. (our hotel scale was a little off), and she is 29 inches tall. According to the World Health Organization's scale (a little more accurate for her than the American one), she is in the 40th percentile.
We celebrated the day with a delicious dinner of chili garlic prawns and wontons, finished with decadent dessert (creme brulee for Alex and a hot chocolate pudding for me). We are quite ready to settle in here. We have our books and satellite TV -- all the soccer and ping-pong you could ever want to watch!
Thanking God for the smooth path today and the sweetness of strangers in this city...