The Crew

The Crew
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua

Thursday, July 28, 2011


I was so happy to wake up to an update on Xi Hua from the orphanage this morning!! 2 photos and her growth. It was just what I needed to get me through this last minute packing, paper gathering, house readying, kids' activity signing up-ing, and yes, still working! I love these precious photos. She has gained a pound, yay for 24 lbs!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Email Posting Test 4

Ok, so test 3 didn't work with trying to post 4 large pics by email so
I will try 3..

Email Posting Test 2

Now I'm going to try a larger quality photo for the test... :) please
excuse me.... :)

Email Posting Test

I'm testing to see if I can post to my blog from email so that I can
blog from China....

Thursday, July 14, 2011


I am happy to announce that we have Travel Approval for China!! I was trying to be clever this morning and find a T and an A to put in the picture above... let me just tell you to never google images of T and A, LOL!!! Or maybe you'd like to, who knows?? Anyway, we have TA and we are so happy that we are doing the happy dance, and well, mixed in with the slightly nervous dance back and forth, which is an odd combination of moves, but... YAY!!!

We should be traveling the first week of August. Jacob and I will travel only. We will fly into Beijing and spend 2 days there seeing the sights. I thought it would be just a sin to travel all the way to my daughter's home country and not spend a couple days seeing the beauty of it, so we will take 2 days seeing the great wall, Tiananmen Square, the Temples, The Forbidden City, Etc. Then we will go onto Guangzhou where we will literally receive our precious daughter the next day! We spend 12 days in Guangzhou accomplishing various appointments and then fly home. Jacob's parents will be coming to care for the kids during this time, thank you Lord for them!

I don't have our exact departure date, but I believe it might be August 3rd. I will have it very soon though! Keep you posted. Now, off to get A LOT done!

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