Friday, July 31, 2009

Favorite Fotos Friday

More to Come.....
Oh and on another note....

Here is the news from my Mom --- "Can you hear us shouting all around? We rec'd GREAT news today! Our I800A has been approved-only 20 days since we mailed our application-woo hoo! I think this is one for the record books! I messed up our original package and tried to stop Fed Ex from delivering it to Chicago-I was unsuccessful-Lots of tears and worries on my part. Now I can see that God's hand was in the process all along. Because I had to call the office and explain my problem, I was able to reach a wonderful person who has helped me tremendously. She became my case worker. Today she called me to tell me that she rec'd my cleared fingerprints and that she will get my approval to me on Monday. Woo Hoo! What an awesome, Mountain moving God we serve! I am so thankful. We are driving to Columbia Tuesday to have our paperwork authenicated and then overnighting it to Carol in Washington that day. She will have my completed dossier to me by Tuesday, August 11th. I will hand deliver my dossier to Mei in Charleston on Wednesday. We will get to visit with some of our awesome travel buddies and hopefully we will be DTC by the 14th. One day short of 2 months since we accepted our referral of Andrew. I am in Awe of the miracle of this. Thanks for all of your prayers-please keep them coming! We are still praying and believing that we can meet our son before the end of the year! Hold on sweet Andrew, we are closer than ever! "

We serve such an amazing mountain moving God!!!!!!

On a last note-
I am trying to help raise money to bring Andrew home by designing blogs- If you would like a blog design go HERE.....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

I love this girl!!! She will be 3 in less than 2 months!! I am quite sad!! She is growing up too fast!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I love this girl! She constantly brings joy into my life and I couldn't imagine living without her! Here are some pictures I took of her last night! I have more but these were my favorites!

So here is what I am thankful for~

  • My Princess Anna Grace
  • My Awaiting Prince Andrew
  • My Mom and Dad
  • Adam & Hayne
  • My entire family
  • My savior- Jesus Christ
  • The miracle of Adoption!!
It has changed my life in so many ways and I am SO thankful!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Potty Trained!!

The Princess is potty trained!! We are so proud of our {big} girl!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Travel Group Reunion

Wow what an amazing weekend! We had an amazing time with our China Travel Group!! We printed reunion shirts and shirts for the little girls and it was so precious to see them in the shirts!! Anna Grace had SO much fun seeing all of her sisters! They all played together and were SO sweet!! I already miss them all!
We went to a wonderful lake house that one of the families parents owns. Thank you Gandy and Gil! It was so much fun! We all loved it!
On Thursday afternoon we checked into the hotel and then went to the lake house. We went out and swam and rode on the paddle boat! Then we made dumplings for dinner! That would be one of my very favorite things we did! It was great!! Our whole family LOVED making them!!
On Friday the rest of the families came in and then the party started :) All the girls got along perfectly! I couldn't believe how they had changed! Such a difference!
Saturday was great as were all the other days! We all matched in our red shirts and took the "red couch" pictures! The changes in the girls were amazing! It is hard to believe 2 years ago we were in Hong Kong saying goodbye to everyone! Crazy! I can't believe it!! It did rain in the afternoon but that sure didn't stop the fun! Oh and it was my Mom and Dad's anniversary! 17 Years!! Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! I love you! Joyce and Eric got them a cake in the colors of their wedding! So sweet! Thanks Joyce and Eric!! :)

So we had a wonderful time and can not wait to meet up with them again! :)
Here are some the pictures!

Anna LOVED Bethany! They are such sweet friends!

Our sweet girls!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Think I'm Crazy Yet?

Well I again redesigned my blog- Clearly I have too much time on my hands- I am actually really pleased with how this one turned out- Tell me what you think :)

Oh and as a reward for putting up with my redesigning obsession here are some pictures of Anna Grace at the beach! :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

New Design- Tell me what you think! :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

2 yr Gotcha Day!! *Updated*

Anna Grace,

Two years ago today we saw your sweet face for the very first time and immediatly fell in love! You were everything we could dream of! After 2 years of waiting we couldn't believe you were actually OURS! What an amazing feeling! I finally had a Mei Mei and I could play dress up with a little girl instead of bribing Hayne to play with me! (Not dress-up) When I first saw you face on May 1, 2006 I was in love but when I actually could touch your nose and tickle your belly and just look at you it was like a whole new type of love! You weighed 13lbs and were just like a new born baby! I loved it!! Now you are 22lbs and love Princesses and Barney! Oh do you love Barney! You sing along with all his songs and play games with him interacting with him from the TV and it is precious! Anna I hope you know how much I love you and that I always will.
Happy Gotcha Day Baby!

Love you always,

Look at the change!!

We love you sweet girl and always will! Happy Gotcha Day! :)
Our {incomplete} Family at the beach on Gotcha Day we need our boy home to complete us!
I will soon post pictures from the beach! We had a great time and have some great pictures! We were only missing one special and very important thing..... Our Boy! Hopefully this was our last 4th of July without him! (How amazing is that?!!!?!?!)