Saturday, August 31, 2013


Yesterday 8.30.2013 our dossier headed to China. . . Few! and YIPPEEEEE!

This is really happening and we couldn't be more excited.

I want to share a few baby photos of our new girl.  Yep we are blessed to have so many photos of her when she was a wee one.

Our sweet love still needs a name.  What is it with us that we can't decide on a name?

I like a good traditional name that is not trendy.  HMMMMM!!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


The officer told me over the phone that we are approved now waiting for the notice to come in the mail.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


Is there such thing as praying HARD?

Because if there is  . . . I am doing it!

Because do you see this smile?

Well that is my daughter.  AND  it just isn't normal, natural or OK for anyone's daughter to live on the other side of the world.


Yea.  That is not working for me.

So I am praying HARD and OFTEN that we get our I800A approved.  This week . . . Monday would be GREAT but before Wednesday would be good too.


p.s that piece of paper she is holding is a letter from us.  Yes we are extra blessed with families visiting her.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Birthday Party - Family Style

We had a family party for my boy.  He turned nine on December 24th.
We would have liked to call it his half birthday but we were a little late for that.  

None the less we celebrated my boy.  

My two boys with my mom.  

Beautiful cousins

We had grilled banana splits instead of cake

It was hard to choose one of these photos because he was so excited in each of them

My boy with both of his grandpas

A group shoot.  Uncle James made his famous ribs for my boy. . . THANK YOU!

Nope those are not the kids but the grown ups on the trampoline.  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The call - 5 years ago

I can honestly say that was the best call ever.  Not to often that the phone rings with news as AWESOME as "I think I found your daughter"

YES! Myriam YES!!! you found our girl.  THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
I LOVE you Naomi ChuYu up to the stars and down to the bottom of the ocean.

Friday, August 9, 2013


and feeling sad about it.

I really want to kiss those cheeks and hold this girl.  Hold her tight and never let her go. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013