Friday, June 28, 2013

He's back

 My little man spent a week . . . WEEK!!!

Ok, maybe it was Sunday night - Friday afternoon but close enough.

He went to VBS at Grandma and Grandpa's church and had a grand ol time.

Here he is setting up his crafts to show me just what he was up to.

The posed picture - love this boy

He came home singing all sorts of songs that I remember from my childhood.

For the record he did not miss me but I sure did miss him.  I am Ok with that.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Can I get a

P and an A
(for all of you who have not adopted that is a pre-approval from China)

Heck YEA!!!

This is a photo we sent to our newest, oldest, most favoritest 9 year old girl in all the world.

Our favorite 9 year old girly wants to be a chicken farmer when she grows up so she can eat chicken and eggs whenever she wants.  Worried she might be a bit disappointed when she gets home because we aren't allowed to have chickens in our neighborhood.  I promise to always have eggs on hand.

Oh and in case you are wondering the bowl of eggs was a prop.  No we don't usually put a bowl of eggs on our table at dinner.

Sorry! but I couldn't give you all a full picture right out of the gate that wouldn't be all that fun now would it?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Little Retail Therapy

Still waiting for PA . . . DANG!

Got my GIRLS.  Wow that sounds weird  Cool!  A little american girl outfit.  Don't worry I will pick up some Chinese silks when we get to China.  

Thinking these little red, white and blue numbers would be fun for coming home from China. 

Looks like twins doesn't it?  Nope one is for Naomi size 6 age 6 and one is for our new daughter size 6 age 9.  She is ity bity little thang.  

Friday, June 21, 2013


We have been found

Our paperwork is back together with our Girls paperwork.


Still waiting for Pre Approval.

But Back together is GOOD

sorry to bore you all with the details but I want to document the journey to our newest yet oldest daughter.

How in the heck do you love someone you have never met??!!  Crazy!  but true.

Naomi tells me often how much she misses her big sister . .  . I do too!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


We sent our LOI (letter of intent)  on 5/17/2013 and would have expected to see our PA (pre approval) from China a week or so after.

Well we are still waiting

C3WA  has a new system  that clearly has many kinks that need working out.

We are lost . . . our girl is lost . . . in this crazy new system.

I know our agency is on it.

But I really want to matched with our girl and have the official PA.

Meanwhile we have been working hard on paperwork and have gathered all our documents.  Homestudy is complete and I800A should be off tomorrow.

We have an awesome agency and we kicked butt.  It helps to have a beautiful daughter on the other side of the ocean that you so desperately want to hold and love.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Beyond Excited . . .

We are on one of the very best roads to be on


I have been praying for years for another Chinese Princess.

My prayer was either "God can you please hurry and change my hubby's heart"  or when I am feeling a bit more patient "God I know I will know it is time again when hubby is ready"  Truth is I knew the best was the later.

So time ticked on and on and on and on . . . you get the picture. Years.

After my little people are tucked into their beds at night I usually do my "work"  (I volunteer for LWB they care for orphans in China)

Most nights  it goes something like "look hubby this sweet little orphan had life saving surgery" or "oh no this one is sick again" or "oh look how cute this sweet baby is" or "oh how I wish they all had mommies and daddies to love them"  you get the picture.

A few weeks ago there was what I thought was just another sad story.  It was about a girl who was placed with a US family then disrupted at the US consulate in China.  Apparently this story got to my hubby.  I saw tears in his eyes.

Life goes on for us.  Though neither of us can get this little girl out of our minds.  A few days pass and I inquire about her age and SN.  She is way too old for me.  But for some dang reason she wouldn't leave Pete's heart and to be honest I cound't stop thinking about her.

Life continues.

I share her info with a friend who happens to have her own adoption agency.  We look at her info.  Again I don't want a nine year old but there is a peace about this girl.

fast forward a few days

EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING falls into place. Her file was unavailable then available then ready for us to lock all in perfect timing.    I don't want to bore you with all the details but trust me when I say PERFECT timing.

There was a few hours after we locked her file that I freaked out.  I was feeling sad that she was not 3 or 4 years old, worried that we wouldn't attach, worried I couldn't parent a 9 year old, worried about birth order, WORRIED, WORRIED, WORRIED!

A few special friends said the very words I needed to hear.  My hubby remained calm and 100% IN the man that was DONE with the ones we have was so comfortable and at peace with his decision.  He made sure I knew that we both had to be in it.  He wanted this more than I for a few hours.  HOLY COW talk about a role reversal.

I can't wait to introduce you to our new BEAUTIFUL Daughter.

HURRY UP  PA!!! Hurry Up!

so again we are on

ADOPTION ROAD . . . a journey I wish everyone could experience.

It feels pretty cool to follow God's timing and story.  This is clearly not mine . . . But I am lovin it.


Adoption Road