Monday, January 22, 2007

Busy Bees

We have been so busy since we got our referral. We are still flying high from our referral news. We are so in love with our sweet faced angel. We are almost finished painting Grace's room. It's looking so good, I will post pictures when we're done. I am also almost done with Grace's 100 Good Wishes Quilt, I will also post pictures of that when i get it done.
We hope to get our Travel Approval in the next couple of weeks. Our Agency thinks we will probably travel to China around the 23rd of February. We sent off all the paperwork for our Visas. I have started buying stuff for our trip as well. We are definitely staying busy and the time has been going by pretty quickly. Jeff has been very busy with work and actually has to go to Atlanta for a week, crazy timing!
Stay Tuned for more updates.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

New pictures of the cutest girl in the world!!!!

Here are the other pictures we recieved with our referral. The UPS man finally showed up at 8:27 pm. Of course we think she is the cutest, sweetest, most fabulous girl in the whole world.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007


We are over the moon and thrilled to announce the referral of our beautiful daughter Grace.
We have waited over 15 months for this day and we are still in shock that it is finally here. We received the call at 10:45am.
Name: Lian(last name based off orphange name) Bao(treasure-middle name) Qin(musical instrument-first name)
We will call her Grace; we haven't decided yet what part of her Chinese name we will keep as her middle name.
Location: Lianjiang Welfare Institue in Guangdong Province
Born: April 3, 2006-9 months old today!!
At 7 months she was 15.8 lbs, 27 inches and had no teeth.
I have posted the only picture we have right now. We will receive more tomorrow. So check back then.

On Pins and Needles

Will today be our day?? Agencies in Europe and on the west coast started receiving referrals yesterday. Our agency thinks they will be here today or tomorrow. I don't know if I can wait another day without knowing. Though once we get our referral we will have to wait 6-8 weeks to hold our little angel. I can only imagine how hard that will be. The last 15+ months have been a killer; but once we know who she is and that she is waiting for us to bring her home, all I can say is a least we will be very busy getting ready for her and our trip to China.
Hopefully we will know in a few short hours.

Monday, January 1, 2007

New Year's Eve Party

Here is our picture from the Moore's New Year's eve costume party. The theme was movie characters, I chose Fiona from Shrek and Jeff was Indiana Jones. I won first place in the costume contest and Jeff won 2nd. It was a lot of fun. We had a fabulous new years and would like to thank the Moores for being such great hosts. Looking forward to next year's party.