Hintons 2015

Hintons 2015

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Flashback - 3 years ago today

In a sweltering hot room in Nanchang, China we held our daughter for the first time 3 years ago today. We are amazed at how fast the time has flown by and can't believe our baby girl will be 4 in just a few short months! We are blessed at how she has blossomed so much and how excited she is at the prospect of becoming a big sister. Her brother is now part of daily conversation and nightly prayers. Here is a photo of her from this past weekend:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Major Remodel

As we didn't have enough to do adopting a son, we are also in the process of remodeling our basement (mainly to add another bath & bedroom to our 2 bedroom house). Last weekend was spent removing the contents & gutting the whole works back to the cement walls. It was quite an undertaking but we pulled it off thanks to a little help from our friends.

This is the result after the gutting:

After a few days of various contractors on the job, we now have an egress window, plumbing, and framing started. It's just amazing how fast the space is being transformed.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Moving right along in our process

As of 10/1/10 we have moved to the 4th of 5 steps before we can book our tickets to travel for our son. The next 2 steps are obtaining the Article 5 from the US Consulate in Guangzhou, China and getting our Travel Approval from the CCAA in Beijing. We are hoping by late October/early November to have our travel approval & to be able to start planning our trip. We are projecting travel after Thanksgiving.

This is from 8/31/10, this is us at our adoption agency signing the paperwok on the day we got our Letter Of Approval: