... we saw these photos for the first time.
We had been expecting a referral a year earlier, but at the time were not expecting one until spring at the earliest (typical adoption time-line).
Our agency had sent us an e-mail message from Vietnam a few days earlier, but it never made it. They phoned to ask us to please make up our mind whether or not we wanted these twins as they would need to find another family if not. My husband was home for that conversation but I didn't find out until I got home from work a few hours later - by then he had already picked the names (Max and Wolfgang). We accepted the referral immediately at which point we were sent photos. We phoned our families before looking at the photos... I remember waiting and waiting for Woody to get off the phone so we could open the files together! I've never been so happy in my life.