Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
We tried to get family pictures, but gave up.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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She has limited time, they are waiting on Travel Approval, which could come any day and are about $10,000 short of their needs.
Thank you so much!!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Hope had a play at school today. I was anxious to go, to see and observe the class. Jut because I was worried about everything that has happened.
She is such a happy outgoing girl. Nothing much gets her down.
And in case you didn't notice the picture. This is Hope's BFF. According to her.
She is all she talks about. And just in case you didn't notice in the picture, I cropped it.
Best buddies. My heart is happy.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Me, I thought I was prepared. I had all the right things in my mind that I would say. I knew what I would do and how it would be handled.
And I did. I told her how much I loved her and how we had waited so long for her and that China is a beautiful place and full of beautiful people.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
I know I haven't been posting lately, at least of the kiddos and updates and such. It's not that I haven't wanted to or that nothing is going on...believe me, lots' happening here in our neck of the woods.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Jake was the last of my babies born to me and with good reason. He weighed in at ten pounds. Surprising even the doctor who had guestimated 6-7 pounds. And while 10 pounds may not seem big now a days, to this petite 115 pound mom it was a lot. A whole lot, trust me.
Jake was the baby of the family for five long years. We did have a family meeting about adopting and he seemed on board, even excited about having a little sister.
After all his aspiration in life is to get to Hollywood and become an actor. Or a rock star. Or a director. An artist. You get the idea, something creative for our boy. And I totally approve, even encourage him to become more creative.
Me? I just feel blessed that I am the mom to such a sweet easy going fun loving boy who enjoys every second of life.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Each week I will feature one family trying to bring their child home.
This week it's for Kaleb. He is the sweetest little guy ever and I have to say I love his name. We have a Caleb ourselves.
So here it is, check out all the amazing prizes that have been donated for this Giveaway!!
You can even get entries simply for spreading the word on your blog or facebook. But, really it's the holiday season, can you simply forgoe one St*rbucks drink this week and donate to a worthy cause, because what is more important than having a forever family?
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Can you imagine, wanting a family, a mom, dad and siblings...dreaming of the day you have a family to call your own? Well, these kids are still waiting....it's been about three months since their files were released to Wasatch's focus list.
This is Edward. He is in Beijing and has absolutely stolen my heart. I keep praying he finds his family. I would bring him home in a heartbeat if we could.
This is Rose, she is in Beijing and has repaired CHD. She is 9 years old.
This is sweet Bree. She has had a rough start in life. She was born in 2007, has a limb difference and is in Guangdong.
These girls are siblings. They are Alice and Angie. Born in 2000 and 2004. One is healthy and the other tested positive for hep b. They are Heilongjiang.
To obtain more info email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kathy Junk at Wasatch. (email@example.com)
Thursday, November 4, 2010
from the Washington Post.
We live in the general area. We have three daughters adopted from China, but in our city which is pretty darn close the the area's mentioned there isn't a desire to have an active FCC group or even a small group of adopted parents and kids getting together. Believe me, I have tried.
My girls and I really miss what we had in both MI and AL. I think it is very important to keep the culture and language alive for them. However, driving an hour each way in crazy DC traffic with six kids isn't an option for me.
So what do you do? We crave the celebrations we had with our other FCC groups. Hope asks me daily when she can start Chinese classes. We have contemplated moving closer to DC but goodness have you checked housing prices there?? Outrageous. I have asked local Chinese businesses to help me out with local people willing to teach....so far nothing.
I can't begin to tell you how important it is to have the support and connections of other adoptive parents.
It just isn't something I can explain but something we as adoptive parents need.
So in the mean time we wait and as we wait the girls are getting older and forgetting the language. We try to keep the culture alive the best we can.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The adorable Rach with the very cute shirt by Kelly at Lollipop embroidery.
Our girl isn't much into presents....but cake and food, yes she loves that!!