Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Praise the Lord for his perfect timing. We should be leaving on Jan 8 or 9 to get our precious Leah.
Here we come baby and we couldn't be more excited. I am crying tears of joy and giving all thanks and praise to God.
I cannot wait to hold you in my arms for the first time Leah, and your Daddy and your sister are sooooo excited to have you home too.
Please Lord let everything go smoothly and fall into place from here on out.
Thank you all for your prayers and support. We couldn't go through this process without you all.
We love you sooooooo much!!!
Mommy, Daddy and Jie Jie Bekah
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Enjoy this passage on patience and faith.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations:
Knowing this that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
If any of you lack wisdon, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
But let him ask in faith nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Blessings to you all and Happy Thanksgiving!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
She got us two new adorable pictures and new measurements, and she just grew 1 cm since the last update.... we will take it!! She is so stinkin adorable I just can't wait to get my arms around her! Please Lord let us get to her quickly as possible. We are faithful knowing that your timing is perfect, but our human hearts want us to be with her tomorrow! ;-)
Enjoy the pictures, and Leah, we love you so very much and cannot wait to have you as a part of our forever family! Not long now precious girl!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Leah is officially ours!!! We are now waiting on TA, and we should be traveling in late Dec. or early Jan! I can't hardly believe it. Tears of joy are overwhelming me, and all glory and happiness was being lifted up to the Lord! I get to post her precious picture now.
Enjoy and I will hope to post about TA very soon!!! Thanks for visiting and love to you all.
Here is our precious girl...
(above) Through the Grace of God, we connected with a family who traveled to China for a heritage tour of their older daughter from China, and they went to Nanchang (Leah's orphanage) and took pictures of the precious children waiting for their forever families, hoping to be able to provide "baby" pictures of these precious children when families received their referrals, somehow, God Willing. WELL, God is so amazing that He led us to this family through emails of others... and they recognized our precious Leah's referral almost instantly!!! And, this is what they sent us back. Out of all the thousands of children and thousands of adoptees... we found each other!
We love you soooooooooooooo much!!!
Praising our faithful Father in Heaven!!!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
We are very tired, but thought I would post some (well lots) of pictures of her party. I also posted a bunch of pictures yesterday too. WOW, this is what life is like when you are NOT super busy with work, work, and more work!! ;-)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Boy, I cannot believe how long it has been since I had a chance to update my blog!!
Wedding season is finally coming to a close for the year, and I am now able to get back into a routine of being a Mommy and Wife.... Yea God!!!! I love being a wedding planner, but it sure does take it out of you.
We still have no more news on Leah and are waiting for our RA on about day 74 now. Please God let us get RA by the end of Nov.!!! With His hand on things, anything can happen, we are praying to be in China by the end of the year. That is our prayer.
I have LOADS of pictures that I have taken so I will start uploading some.
We have some from Vacation in CO, some from Halloween, and just some odds and ends. We have been so busy, but with my sprained ankle, it is very difficult to get anything done around the house. I am wanting so badly to get Bekah's big girl room done, but I can't do anything like that right now. Please pray for a speedy recovery for my ankle!!!
Enjoy the pictures...
Our little Alligator!!!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Just got another email from Angela while I am entering this... I had asked her about the tainted formula and she is going to call the orphanage and let me know if they had any of it! Wow, she is really amazing!!! Neat Neat lady...
1. Does she crawl on her own?
2. Is she walking, or at least learning too?
Yes, she is learning to walk.
3. What does she eat other than a baby bottle, such as any solid food?
She also eats rice, noodle, various of vegetable and snack, etc.
4. Has she had one nanny take care of her since she has been there that she has bonded to?
She’s been in the orphanage always. Her nanny’s name is Li Man Qin.
5. Can you tell us if she is a light or heavy sleeper?
She sleeps pretty heavy.
6. Does she sleep in her own crib or share?
She sleeps in her own crib.
7. What is her personality like?
She is fairly extroverted, active and restless.
8. Has she been in this same orphanage her whole life?
9. Does she have a favorite lullaby, and if so, what is the name of it?
She loves to listen to music. No certain lullaby.
10. Is she attached to any other children at the orphanage and if so how old are they?
She has a close friend whose name is Hong Yun Ting. She is 14 months old.
11. Her updated measurements:
12. Two pictures are attached. She is a happy girl!!!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Wish these turned out better, they seem so far away here!! Not such a good photographer for this!!! :-(
City view from my parents house before the Labor Day fireworks. We will be able to watch them from here! ;-)
Soooo much has been going on over the past month or so. I have been extremely busy with weddings and we have been keeping busy as a family to try and help the wait time for Leah to go by... I have a horrible feeling we may not be able to get her home before the end of the year, but if God wants her to be home with us by then, she will be. So, I pray that He wants her home with us before Christmas, just like Bekah!!! We are getting so excited, but still sooooo much to do. We are leaving for vacation this Sat. yeah!!! and we are getting our basement finished, so that has consumed me, along with all the painting we are having to do! (needed to cut costs somewhere!) So, needless to say, the summer is flying by and I am ready for fall!
One exciting thing, a family with our agency is traveling right now and had their Gotcha Day yesterday... BUT the cool thing is their daughter is at Leah's orphanage... SO, if they are allowed to visit the orphanage they are going to see if they can "check in" on her for us!!! PLLLLLEASE Lord let them lay eyes on her so they can report great things back to us!
I have lots of photos to add, so here it goes (I should really be painting), they are long overdue.
Love to you all and many blessings!