Just to keep you all updated... We are not going to be assigned a February 1 visa appointment. We are still not sure when we'll hear that tiny little word we've been waiting on (GO!), but it could be quite a bit longer than we'd hoped.
For now, we'll keep praying this prayer from 1 Thessalonians 3:11 - "Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you." We'd love for you to pray this prayer for us and all the other families in this waiting stage. Thank you!