Sunday, January 4, 2009

So I don't know why I thought I was good enough to hold down 2 blog's, I can't -I admit it.. before I get too deep I am going to continue to just do my family blog and moving all this info from here to there.  I know it's messy but in my new years vow to simplify things it has to be done....

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Saturday, January 3, 2009


Still no news or updates.  Hopefully we will hear something soon.  Thank you everyone for your prayers and emails.  I will update as soon as I find out anything else.  I have peace that she is okay, it would still be wonderful to get an update!  We have almost settled on a name.  Once we are positive we will share.  It might be hard to change at this point because we let our first choice slip and all the kids are calling her by name now.  I hadn't really had the chance to scour baby name books (which I think is SOOO fun, really) so I am not ready to put it out there.  I was also really hoping we would have our LID date by now so we could start counting down the days until we receive our LOA..  

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Our little girl celebrated her first birthday on December 23rd, we had sent her a care package and a birthday cake through a service in China.  We were hoping and praying for new updated photos and information about our precious daughter.  Instead we got word that she is in the hospital and could not receive her package.  We have a little bit of conflicting information as to why exactly she is in the hospital. We have peace that she is well of and we are fervently praying for her health and that she feels our love from the other side of the world. Please join us in praying for her.  We will hopefully have more information soon and some new photos too! 

Friday, December 19, 2008

DTC (Dossier to China)

As I type this my dossier is in the air, winging its way to China!!! DTC, Baby!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My kind of Beautiful...

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.... Well, it may not look like much to some, but this is as beautiful as it gets in this Momma's eyes. An entire authenticated at 3 different levels, fully ready to go to China -dossier!!! Now that's PUR-DEEEE! I made Mina hold it with me as I prayed that our paperwork would find it's way to China safe and sound and that this little stack of paper would move from desk to desk and room to room in China as quickly as possible, and all who touch it show favor to it and get us to China with record breaking speed. I feel a hundred pounds lighter knowing that our baby girl is not waiting for her Mommy to get her papers ready, Now we wait, and right now waiting feels good! Now ask me that question again next month and I will probably be done waiting... but for now all is well. 
Now can I have my baby sister?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A little bit closer....

Marc and I set our alarm for 4:00 a.m. and headed out for the 3 hour drive to the Secretary of States office to get our documents authenticated. (Thanks baby for taking the day off of work to accompany & appease your over anxious wife) It was a looooonnnngg day, and let's just say the workers at the Sec. of St. office were in no particular hurry to authenticate our documents.  It is their policy- if you get their before 10:00a.m. that they will get them back to you the same day, but we had to wait alllll day.  We did save about 4 days of our paperwork either on someone's desk or on a Fed-ex truck so it was worth it.  Mina was exhausted by the end of the day.   At this very moment our dossier paperwork is winging its way to D.C. for it's final stamp of approval before heading to China!!!  Head over to our family blog, here for a funny (at least I think so) story about our little road trip to the State Capitol!

Thursday, December 4, 2008