Thursday, August 26, 2010

MaCayla turns 12!!! and we are still waiting!

Today is MaCayla's 12th birthday!  Where did all of those years go?  We all got up and got ready for our day earlier than normal.  We told the girls that we could go to Chick-fil-A for Mac's bday.  That was a huge motivation as the girls  were ready before Mama or Daddy!  We did make it and enjoyed a little time before the girls had to be at school. 

We have received our I-800 Provisional Approval and our NVC letter. So, as of  Monday, everything is in Holt's Beijing office waiting to be sent to the US Consulate in Guangzhou, China.  Come on Article 5 and TA!!!  Holt did tell us we could maybe expect to be in China near the end of October.  I've told Hannah it would be cool if she turned 6 in China.  We are all very anxious to get our hands on Chloe Grace!

Sunday, August 08, 2010


We often think about Chloe Grace and what she could be doing. Like right now it is 7:45 pm here and in China it is tomorrow morning. Is she waking up? Drinking a bottle? Crawling around? Can she walk? How many children share a room or even a crib with her? Does she get enough hugs? Is she ever hungry? Can she talk? She is getting older by the minute. We sent her a photo album. Do her Nannies show her pictures of our family so she at least knows something about us?

We are being as patient as we can be. It is not easy. We are ready to have her with us. The process can be frustrating. Things are not under our control. We are relying on governmental bureaucracy to do its job swiftly. So, we wait and hope that all the things that need to happen for us to go to China can happen quickly.