Sunday, September 28, 2008
We also went to Matt's grandma & grandpa's house for a couple of hours in the morning to help with the annual wood cutting & stock-up the cousins get together to do each fall. Maddy got to see some of her cousins, which she enjoyed.
Here are a few pictures-
Thursday, September 25, 2008
We were hoping to have our dossier to China by November (known as the DTC or Dossier to China date), but at this rate we will be lucky if this happens by the end of the year or January. The new rules have only been in place since May so many of us that are applying now are essentially the Guinea Pigs for getting our paperwork done & into the USCIS for approval. Many of the agencies are getting a lot of questions back and this is delaying approvals. Ugh!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
To uncle Adam, Daddy & I went to McDonald's the other day & look what came in my Happy Meal. He comes complete with sound effects.
To Grandma, I've really gotten into The Gingerbread Man book you gave me. I have especially taken to the 'Man' you made me. I even cuddled with him at naptime today.
To Auntie Joyce: thanks again for the dress you gave me, I finally got to wear it to church last week.
Thank you so much to the 3 of you for all of the things you do for me. Although they may seem small, they have a big impact on my life. I love you! -Maddy
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Our lives were turned upside down with a phone call. At approximately noon I received the call we had been waiting over 2 years to receive-news that we were parents of a beautiful baby girl from Jiangxi Province, China. We got stats first & then her picture was e-mailed to us a couple of hours later. That night we celebrated at PF Changs this long awaited event.