The Crew

The Crew
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua

Sunday, June 19, 2011


A dear fellow orphanage group friend and fellow blogging friend, Heather, is in China right now adopting her daughter who was the next bedmate and friend of my daughter. She sent me several new pics of our daughter with her friends. (and a couple of older pics that were given to her by the orphanage). What a blessing and a joy to receive these! How wonderful of her to do this for us. She also has video she will send later!!!!

Look at that sweetest face ever! hmmm... I see Mickey Mouse on those bed sheets. I happen to know him personally. I will have to set up a meeting eventually. :)

Tiny little hands. So precious. My friend said she is very little but bright, lively and healthy. She will probably wear size 18 months, (she's 3 1/2) when we travel for her.

Looks like she really loves her friend. Look how she is squeezing her, LOL! That is the daughter of another group friend. We will all hope to keep in touch.

I love to see her here just having genuine fun and laughter and not looking too serious or apprehensive. Xi Hua is the one in the middle with her arm up.

Just happy fun!

This photo is a little older. She is holding the blue cup.

This is older too. Xi Hua is in the front eating the fruit. What a sweetie. I hate that I am missing those baby years.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Slowly but surely we are one step closer - we received our Nation Visa Center letter yesterday stating that they have received our I-800 approval and they will mail forward to the US Consulate in China.

Now we wait for our Article 5 (which honestly, that is the one part in the whole process that I don't really understand what exactly it is, lol). We should receive that in about a week.

Then 3-4 weeks later, we will receive travel approval and travel 2-3 weeks after that!!

Many hungry children near the boarder of Myanmar and Thailand-click on photo