Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sorry to all the blog-followers--I had to change to Shutterfly while in China, to make it simple to blog--I had so many issues while in China, that I didn't really get to blog much anyway! All's I have to say is that I'm glad we went and I'm glad we are home w/our daughter Maysen Elle--she's adorable and a bundle of personality!

Monday, April 19, 2010

TWO MORE WEEKS!!! (and THREE more until we meet our baby girl!!) Too exciting!! :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Well, I'm a great blogger aren't I? It's been very busy (thank goodness!) and I am just in disbelief that we will be leaving in 2 1/2 weeks! I need to practice packing! I can't wait to meet all the other adoptive families as well--I feel like a 6 year old on Christmas Eve! I've been reading up and listening to all the do's and don'ts of what to pack, eat, see...etc, but I'm sure I'll still be unprepared for our first experience in a foreign country (with a little one adding to all the adventure!) Happy travels to all the others who are on their way!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

We have our tickets to leave May 4th to Beijing! It seems like a long wait, but we have something going on every weekend until we leave, so that will help. We will meet Liu Dang for the first time on May 10th--we'll have time to see the sights in and around Beijing and Guiyang--we can't wait!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Okay, no more crabbing--it's just going to be what it's going to be! I guess this gives me time to lose those last 10 lbs? Shadow says, "yippee!" This means she gets more walking! I'll have to sit and make some more goals to "busify" myself--yes, I've made a new word-I like it!

Monday, March 22, 2010

P.S. Shadow thinks it stinks too!
I need to vent-I just found out that we will probably be waiting until May 7th to go to China--our agency doesn't do travel during the trade show in Guanzhou (April 15- May 3rd?), so that's the soonest we can leave--that's almost 7 weeks away! I think my head is going to explode! There has been nothing in this process that has gone smoothly or in a timely manner. I am ready for my daughter. This is just the worst case scenario (ok, it could be worse, but I can't think of that right now or my head really will pop!)--I tried everything to make it happen in April, but when everyone else around you doesn't understand (or care?) about the urgency, it all fails. Right now everything really just stinks.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Okay, I'm not doing a very good job of keeping my blog up-to-date! Luke and I have TA (travel approval) and are waiting for our I-171H to arrive at the consulates in Guanzhou so we can make our consulate appointment so we can make our travel plans! Good grief! I have a feeling that at this point we are looking at May as month we will be will take a miracle at this point to be able to go in April--the latest we can leave is the 2nd or we'll have to wait until May. I think patience should be my new middle name!

I just want our daughter to know that I look at her pics every day and pray we will see her soon!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Just what we've been waiting for!

Okay--we got the call!!! WE HAVE A DAUGHTER!! I'm shaking so bad and running around pacing in circles while I call people! I only have a bit of info : she was born in April of 2009 and she is from Quiandongnan. She's been in foster care from day one--I can't wait to see pics! I will post as info is available!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Are we actually going to get our call? Europe and East coast seem to have--let's hope tomorrow b"ring"s happy tears instead of sad ones like last month----it's going to be hard to sleep tonight!!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Gee, it's been about a month since my last post--I guess that tells you how "exciting" it's been in January--let's hope February brings happy moments!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! Luke and I had the disappointment of finding out that we were given the wrong LID, which means instead of tears of joy there were tears of sadness and anger. Now it's time to suck it up and, hopefully, we'll be in the next batch of referrals?