Saturday, November 16, 2013

My Boys "Corner View -Favorite Clothes"

My favorite clothes this week are the ones these three boys are wearing!
However, little known facts about me is that I love yoga pants and I love wearing skirts.  I don't like wearing polo shirts or shirt that come too close to my neck line and will rarely wear a v neck shirt.  Most days if I am not at the gym wearing my sneakers, you will find me wearing black ballet flats.
Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane of Spain Daily, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. If you'd like to join in, please leave a link to your Corner View post in the comments below, and be sure to visit other participants too.
Many thanks to Elsa for the theme today!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Little Miss Avery

Today, I opened my e-mail to these three photos of my baby girl!  It was exactly what I needed.  Earlier in the day I had gotten news that a document was missing from our 1-800 application (a document necessary for immigration). Our agency had forgotten to send the document in and now it may take a couple more days to process our application or even longer.  Now I know this doesn't sound like very long, but Frank can only fly over to China the first week of January because of work commitments, and in order to make this happen everything has to go smoothly from this point on.  We have about 5 weeks for all the paperwork to be completed and our Travel Approval to be issued   Until you get the OK you don't know when you can buy tickets.  At this point, I am praying it will all work out.  It just has to work out!  The good news is she is growing!  Since August she has gained a couple of pounds and a couple of inches.  She went from barely walking to running.  She got 4 more teeth.  I have missed so many first!  I don't want to miss any more. I just want to hold her in my arms and tell her she is loved, but for the next 8 weeks these photos will have to do! 

Update!  Our agency was able to fax over the missing document and the application was approved right away.  We are currently waiting for our NVC letter.  We hope to have this by Tuesday or Wednesday!  

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Afternoon" SundaySnapshot"

Hi!  How are you?  Did you have a nice weekend?  We had a pretty nice weekend!  Saturday morning we spent on the soccer field.  Sadly, Winston's team lost.  He has one more game this season and then he won't play again until February.  Later on in the day, I took the little boy's to see Free Birds.  Kind of a dumb moveoie, but that was what they wanted to see!  Harris went camping and returned around 5.  He and I went to see Enders Game at 8:30 p.m. and I was totally surprised at how fantastic the movie was because it is not my favorite genre.  Harris loved it too!  Frank was home when we got back from the movie.  He was in Boston these past couple of days working.  We missed him!   Now it is Sunday!  Half my family is home from church because they aren't feeling well.  Anyway, I found this recipe a while ago for Pad Thai!  It was so yummy and really simple to make!  Today, I am feeling grateful for adoption.  I can't believe in less than 2 months we will have Avery in our arms.  I am also grateful for all the wonderful families I have met along the way in this journey.  Did you know today is Orphan Sunday?  147 million children around the world are without homes. Isn't that crazy!  If you think adoption might be something for your family, then I encourage you to pray about it!  If you have any questions about adoption, I would be happy to answer them and if I can't then I know the people who can.  Have a great Sunday!
Ni Hao Yall

Friday, November 1, 2013

It's November!

The candy is sorted and plenty consumed.
It's November!
Can you believer it!  I can't!!!
Thansgiving is around he corner and then comes Christmas.
Before I know it I will be in China!
But for now it is fall!
Fall is even better when you are eating pumpkin coffee cake.