Monday, December 31, 2007

WE GOT OUR CALL! ! ! ! ! ! !

as of 12:47 today,,,,, May we introduce Dang Li Ying aka Leah Kaylin King

Dob 10/12/03 39" ,,,35#

Currently waiting for us at the SWI of Tongren Area, Guizhou Province..

Mama, Baba, Jie Jie and and all Ge ge are thrilled...

Friday, December 28, 2007

Well,,,, while reading the RQ site (Rumor Queen),, someone mentioned that they got their TA (Travel Approval),, and their agendy also got a referral ,,, BUT ,, did not say if it was SN or NSN (special needs or non special needs)... so that is a very good sign.. THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERRRRRYYY LONG WEEKEND!!!! And someone with a 12/20/05 LID ,,, said their agency told them not to expect a referral this month.... The CCAA is closed Dec. 30, 31 and Jan 1st... CRAP!!!!!

On the up side,,, we are have some friends over tomorrow,,, other adoptive families that we have met over the last 2 LONG years.. Will post picutres....

Hugs to all,, and hopefully I will be posting a referral VERY SOON ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

OMG!!!!!! We Are DAYS Away!!!!!!

Well the first RUMORS have appeared!!! They say the 20th is IN!!!! Rated a 2 on a scale of 1-5!!!!!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Mommy's Thoughts as the days count DOWN !!!!

Well as I sit here, with everyone else asleep by 8:30 on a Friday night,, I think to myself, Gee aren't we an exciting group....Hardy, har har, har har!!!!! We are anywhere from 14 - 18 days from seeing our daughter's picture for the first time. I was so hoping to have it before Christmas this year... But,, that did not happen... The other day during one of my "chats with God",,, I found myself trying to barter with Him... Good thing no one else was home, because as I blew up laughing,, and I thought what the heck am I doing... My mother taught me not to beg!! Ha Ha Ha!!! Well at least I thought she did at one time anyway!!

I am still doing pretty good on the Nerve Scale, as I have one or two left.... and as of today my boys are out of school for 2 WHOLE WEEKS!!! They weren't home an hour when the youngest one (now 7) come in to tell me, while crying, Kyle(16) is being mean!!! sob, sob, sob... My comment was,,, " Well isn't he always"?,,, I do NOT think that is what he was hoping to hear....considering I got a pouty face after that.

I just wish our little girl was already home.. I know it is close, I also know that she was not ready to come home yet.. I just wish our timeline and His timeline, were a little more in sync...

Good Night All!!!!!!


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

2 YEARS ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Well here we are. At an anniversary, I never thought I would nor want to celebrate. But,, I have said several prayers today, including one for Leah birth mom. We do have a Christmas Party tonight... Oh Joy! ! ! !

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

December 18, 2007

OMG!!!! Tomorrow is 2 years since our LID !!! Can you believe it??? I think that is enough to make me cry..... YEP it sure is!!! We are really hoping for 17 - 21 days,,,, COME ON CCAA,, WE ARE DYIN' OVER HERE!!!!!!!!!!!! AAARRRGGGG!!!!

Wait don't have time to cry... got to get ready for the boys school Christmas program tonight, then tomorrow is Danny's company Chirstmas Party.. It does give me a reason to get dress up in something OTHER than, sweats or jeans WOO HOO!!!! And before we leave for the party ,, I have to figure out how to get Cody to (and from)Sylvan program, and to get Kyle to and from the high school for a game..

And yesterday my sister sent me a pound of fudge... my favorite in the whole world.. and before I could even get in the door,, my daughter was all over me... when I told her MY package from Aunt Colleen was her,,, she KNEW what was in the box..

Friday, December 14, 2007

Somewhere between 21 & 25 days?!?!?!?!?

Well now birthdays are out of the way,,, Now I can once again obsess over the adoption,, ha ha ha ha ha ha! ! ! ! ! ! ! As if I ever quit in the first place

yesterday took Cody's class cupdakes for his birthday... He was so happy to have them brought in....

I can not believe we are actually this close to referral.... I think I am still a little numb.... give me a week or so.. and we will see how I am doing then..

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Congrats !!! Hasting Family !!!!

We are proud to annouce for our friends Mark and Emmie Hastings

Kaylee Louann Hastings

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

WE ARE NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well,,,, Someone with 12/14/05 LID got thier referral!!!!!!!!

We are NEXT ! ! ! ! ! ! !

We are NEXT ! ! ! ! ! ! !

We are NEXT ! ! ! ! ! ! !

We are NEXT ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

No Update YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK,,, SO,,,I am not the most patient person in the world,,, WELL DUH!!!!!! It is now just before 8am in China..........Where are the referrals... rumor has it packages are on the way... BUT of course,, no one has a clue what's in them.... Go figure!!!!

Talked to Emmie today... at least we both laughed a little... I think she needs it more than I do right now..... As they are waiting for their referral.... ours will most likely be in January... AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, December 1, 2007

December 2007

Well here we are,,,, December 1st,,, Dylan is 7 yrs old today!!! Took cupcakes to his class yesterday for it... In 12 days Cody will be 8....

Cody found a ladybug on the trampoline this morning.... Referrals just around the corner.... a coincidence,, I think NOT!!! Rumors are that they made it to the 14th.... That is kind of what I expected,,, BUT still very disappointed!!!!!!!!

Danny pouring concrete for our back patio extention, while it is raining I might add!!!

And we have Allison's 1st birhtday party to go to this afternoon.... The boys are excited!!!!

Welcome Everyone!!!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to see where we are in our journey, of adoption, to bring Leah home from China. We enjoy everyone asking questions, I know I never get tired of talking about it.......

The Guizhou Zoo

The White Swan Hotel

1st Day

Our Little Leah

Our Little Leah
Don't you just love the smile...dob 10/12/03

The day we got the PACKAGE!!!

We got her packet today,, here is another picture of Leah

We got her packet today,, here is another picture of Leah
What a look?!?!?!?!?!