Monday, December 29, 2008


We leave from ATL on the 8th, and connect in Chicago, then on to Beijing!!


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Things you can pray for....

1. We'll be booking flights Monday...pray all the details will be worked out.
2. Pray for finances...we're still short with the orphanage donation going up as of Jan. 1. We know
God will provide, it's just getting sooo close!!
3. Pray for all the details to be worked out with Annalyse and Ally. They are being left in
perfectly capable hands, but they're still my babies and I want them all settled and safe!
4. Pray that I will stay organized and on task and not get overwhelmed. I want to be able to
spend real quality time with the girls before we leave.
5. Pray for Ashley and her foster parents...this is going to be very hard on all three of them.
6. Selfishly, pray for me...the very thought of leaving my two kids here brings immediate tears to my eyes. I've never left them longer than three days and emotionally this is going to be a challenge for me. The absolute only thing in the world that would make me leave them for this length of time is to get get our daughter and bring her home. I pray they understand that and don't long for us.

thanks so much...i'll update when we have flights!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


We got our consulate appointment confirmation today!! (Fastest thing that's happened in the whole process!)

Our concrete dates are Jan 8th -Jan 23rd! I was a little bummed about the extra 2 days but it is what it is!!!

Now on to plane tickets!!!


Monday, December 22, 2008

What's next.....

We got an email today that we were still waiting to hear if our consulate appointment request was worries, just has to be confirmed before they can book our flights!

Did you read that right? BOOK OUR FLIGHTS!!!

I'll update as soon as I hear!

Friday, December 19, 2008


Tentitive dates Jan 8th -21st!!!!!
We'll get HER on the 11th!!!


Thursday, December 18, 2008


Nothing. Nada.
Not a word on our TA.
Keep praying.

Monday, December 15, 2008

An Updated Picture!!!

It won't get any bigger but look at my smiling baby girl!!!! Taken in November....

Praying we get it today!!!

We're REALLY hopeing our TA comes today.....COME ON TA!!!!!!!!

It's looking now like we'll be leaving Jan1st....IF THE TA WOULD COME WE'D KNOW....COME ON PEOPLE!!!!!! MY BABY ISN'T GETTING ANY YOUNGER!!!!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Growing Weary...

Well it's official.

As of January 1, 2009, the orphanage donation that was 3,000 dollars is increasing to 5,000.

This is a China thing, not an agency thing, and is for anyone in the world that travels to China after Jan 1 to bring home a child. There have been rumors of this for months and now it's official. It's the first time it's increased in 16 years and honestly, it really is a good means better care for the orphans left behind and the possibility that more children will be made paper-ready for adoption.

It just comes at a terrible time for us and so many families. If we do not travel on Dec 25th, we'll have to bring an additional 2,000.00 with us that we do not have. And with it being Christmas, it's a hard time for people to give. I know that.

I'm growing weary. I feel 9 months pregnant with no end in sight. It's one of those days where things just seem impossible.

That means that it's prime time for God to show up. In a big way.

We're on our knees begging God to allow us to leave the 25th...thanks for joining us in that prayer.

I'll update as soon as I hear something.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Where we're at....

We're BUSY!!!!! That much I can say!!! I bought a notebook to keep all my lists and reminders, and each time I mark one off, I add 5!

We're currently waiting on Travel Approval...I know, another approval.....and we're PRAYING it comes tomorrow or early next week. I know, nothing else has come when we wanted it too :) but will you join us in praying it comes in the next few days???

We were hoping to leave the 18th or the 25th, but now we're not sure. God is faithful. We'll get there.

that's my new motto. I repeat it to myself a few times a day :)