We had a "down" day before our U.S. Consulate appointment tomorrow. This is the breakfast room. Theodore apparently ate too fast and "spit up" (conservative way to say it) all over me and the table at breakfast. Blake was buying us water and I was saying, "Help someone please. Help me." I was really wishing … Continue reading Day 8 – No Paperwork Today!
Theodore slept great last night and was soundly sleeping late this morning, so I slipped out of the room to exercise downstairs. But after only 2 minutes, it felt like 2 hours! It seemed 100 degrees in there but since the temp is in Celsius, I couldn't tell you the actual temp- but close to … Continue reading Day 7- Sunday in China
I can imagine that not only is Theodore grieving but his foster mom is grieving as well. A week ago today she said goodbye to a life that she gave so much of her life for. From our understanding the foster mom has been with "An An" (his nickname that translates "be safe" because he … Continue reading Thankful for His Foster Mom….
Before I explain about why it wasn't our favorite day, let me begin on a positive note... We are staying at a Hotel (est 1895) that reminds us of Williamsburg, VA. I feel like a princess here! It has lots of charm and I am so very grateful that we asked to be here and … Continue reading Day 6- Not my Favorite Day ….
Between grandparents and fun outings like "field day" and "Lemonade stands" we think they are doing ok. We are praying for you, kids! We love you so very much! We are so blessed to be given the chance to raise you. You know I told you that you could see our time away … Continue reading The Kids Back Home Aren’t suffering it seems😳
We are sad to say farewell to our "small" city of Nanning (40th largest city in China but would be 3rd largest in the US!!) and our magical "Narnia" behind our hotel. We have good memories at breakfast where we started each day drinking tea, eating wonderful food, and feeding our little one. Also, it's … Continue reading Day 5 – Moving to a New (big!) City
Well, the tears started flowing again - from me this time -when we had to say "good bye" to our travel guide in our first city of Nanning. I am sure he was quite puzzled why I started to cry. First of all, he doesn't know how easy it is to get me crying … Continue reading Amby – My Favorite
After breakfast, Amby our wonderful guide (have I mentioned how great he is?) came to take us to Qingxiu Mountain. It was so beautiful - a flower lover like myself was in heaven. And Theodore loves his stroller- that is unless BLAKE touches it. And Blake had to touch it about 20x to help maneuver … Continue reading Day 4- We 💙 China
Good morning little one! We can't believe you're really here! Let s go eat some breakfast- Maybe today you will smile. It seems like an eternity since that bath tub moment with you. I can't wait until you feel more safe and secure and able to laugh again. We love you so much and … Continue reading Day 3- Narnia
We spent the afternoon thinking of ways to bond with Theodore. Like looking at books - And listening to music - Then we rested together- At one point Blake tried rolling a ball to him and Theodore threw it away from him as if to say "don't think for a minute I am playing ball … Continue reading Day 2 – China cont.