Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Exciting news!

Today marks day 53 since we sent in our I-800a application (US immigration).  From time to time I would  check on the status to see if I could figure out when we could expect our approval.  Well.... The Lord sent me another sweet blessing today... APPROVAL!!!!!!! 

We are in just complete shock!  This process has gone so smooth and after the nightmare we faced getting Madelyn here, I am on bended knees giving thanks.  (We gave thanks during the nightmare too).

One HUGE step closer to our baby girl.  <><

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy 6th birthday to our baby far far away...

Grace turned 6 on October 3rd, the day before her daddy's 40th birthday (pics to come later).  We were able to get another cake and gift to her for her special day. Our cake service said it will be awhile before we get our pictures due to the moon festival in China so I didn't expect anything until next week...

Well, I think the Lord knew this mama needed to see my baby girl and gave me a sweet blessing this morning delivered to my inbox...

Looks like she might be getting ready to blow out her candles.

My Baby girl...Look at those eyes and the little piggy tails on top of her head.  **when we started this adoption, I sent a request asking them to let her hair grow (a little bolder the third time around I guess...)Well, I think they got my request and I am thankful!!! 

that's a big piece of cake and I LOVE her little buddy!

Aren't they precious!!! 

being goofy.  We have a picture of Madelyn from China doing the same thing! LOL

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pumpkin patch!

We took our annual trip to Curtis Orchard, about an hour south of our house. The weather today was simply perfect for the first day of October...56 degrees with a little breeze which made it chilly in the shade...perfection! This was the first time we went on a Saturday. There was live music, fresh kettle corn, face painting, pony rides, apple/pumpkin picking, etc... Oh how I LOVE this time of year. And next year, little Miss Gracie Faith will be in the gang too. God's blessings to all... Happy Fall!

Kettle corn!

Annual picture in front of the Emerald City!

My perfect pumpkin.

Following big brother out to the patch.

Trevor helping Linzhi Rose.

Linzhi Rose

My boy.

My loves.

Daddy helping Rachel Cate.

All finished!


Taking a break in the shade.

Pony ride for Linzhi.  The others decided to watch only.  Rachel stated she prefers to ride horses instead. :)

waiting for Madelyn and Rachel to bounce down the inflatable slide.

My heart.