I got an email today saying our documents made it to the authentication department at the US Secretary of State. Now they must make it from there to the Chinese Embassy and then back home. And that is only for the documents from Tennessee.
Our Georgia documents were delivered to the Houston Consulate last week but have not started their trek back home yet.
Our Missouri documents will be authenticated by the MO secretary of state soon (maybe this week if we have time) and then shipped off to the Chicago Consulate.
It's a good thing I still have a good grip on US geography from school.