Sunday, September 26, 2010

A new picture

A family was in Taizhou visiting the orphanage where their son spent his first 2.5 years, and got a picture of our sweet girl!!  This was taken less than 2 weeks ago, on Sept. 15!!  She is growing up - we need to get her home!!!

Sunday Smiles

Happy Birthday Talicee!

The girls were invited to a birthday tea party on Saturday, and what a wonderful party, and how much fun we all had!!  A girlie girl party, for sure!!  The girls wore beautiful dresses, got boas, gloves, tons of bling, hats, the whole nine yards!!  It was so much fun!  They had tea cups and saucers for drink, sandwiches cut in the shape of teapots, and parasols, fruit, veggies, a real grown up girlie time!!  They just loved it!  Here are some pictures of all the little princesses...

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Getting closer to Alyssa!!!  We were cabled on Thursday, Sept 23!  We received our cable letter yesterday, emailed it to Madison, and it should have been forwarded to their China contact via email yesterday as well.  On Monday, our Article 5 paperwork should be delivered to the US Consulate in Guangzhou, ready for pick-up in 2 weeks.  Once it is picked it up, C*A* is notified, and, within 2-3 weeks after that, we should have travel approval!!

We are getting very excited about getting Alyssa home soon!!  Pray for us as we are continuing to raise the rest of what we will need to complete our adoption.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I-800 Provisional Approval!

We received our Notice of Provisional Approval today, and it was dated 9/10!!  That should mean we are either cabled, or close to being cabled!!  That means, 2-3 weeks for Article 5, then 2-3 weeks for TA!!  Alyssa, we will be there soon!!  Can't wait to have our sweet girl home!!

No grandbabies yet, but...

We have a grand-dog!! Justin and Megan got a puppy last Friday, and Justin came over Sunday to visit...

Isn't he just precious!!!  The girls loved him because he was so little.  Emma and the puppy fell asleep on Justin...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

So Long Summer...

We are blessed that my MaMa has a place at Ocean Lakes, in Myrtle Beach. We get to go several times a year, and we just love it! We spent Labor Day weekend there, and had a great time - wonderful weather, lots of fun in the sun! Here are a few pics from our long weekend...Our next trip to the Beach, Alyssa will be with us - we can't wait!!