"He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. " Philippians 1:6

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Her bags are packed!

Simply adorable!!!!

Gracie has her bags packed and baby doll in hand ready to come home!!! We are lucky to have another recent visitor send us these photos of our yummy cupcake!!! Truly these frequent photos and updates are what keep us going in the wait for Gracie!

I am ordering an Asian baby doll now to take to China with us in hopes she will agree to bringing home the baby doll instead of her "little brother".

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Take a Guess!- Edited

I just put a poll on the sidebar on when you think we will get LOA for Gracie.

We were 104 days for Bryson and 76 for Gio. But I have seen LOA's come in 30 days. We are at day 16 today.

So what's your guess?

Edited: Don't forget we had record breaking PA in less than 24 hours!!! I am hoping for 30 days, but at peace knowing that God has her day in our arms perfectly authored!

September Gracie Update

Gracie is measuring in at 42 inches tall and 38 pounds.

Report from her baby home:

Everyone calls her Guo Guo and I really don’t know why. She came to us from the orphanage and they called her Guo Guo there. She knows her English name and says she likes it. I told her it sounds a little like Guo Guo. But no one calls her by her English name, but she does know what it is.

She has a leadership personality, no bossy, but she has no problem letting you know what she likes or wants. She compliant and is learning more and more to obey. She is a pleaser and loves it when rewarded with a hug.

She is doing well, she went to camp for one week and went swimming everyday. She really likes swimming. She runs, plays, jumps, seems to have no problem with balance or mobility.

She knows her family is coming, but she doesn’t seem anxious about it. She loves to have her picture made and to be measured. She basically lives in the here and now. She’s always happy when I arrive, calling me “nainai bao mu” (grandma babysitter). She’s the first child to call me this!

I think she sounds adorable and like she will fit in just fine in our home!!! This mama is missing this little one today!!! OUr home just doesn't feel complete without her! She is already ingrained into our lives!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Little Brother

To all inquiring minds, the status on Gracie's "little brother" is that he is no where near having his paperwork in order for us to bring him home with Gracie. His adoption for anyone at best at this point is at least one year away. Honestly, that takes much pressure off of us at this point.

This means we will go get Gracie as and when planned. We will be able to meet "little brother" at the time and then be prayer filled on the next step, if there is one. Our faith reminds us that He will align the path if it is His will and not ours or Gracie's :-). We are just trying hard to always follow the path.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Will there be 11?

(Photo from a group birthday party, not Gracies!)

I awoke to a wonderful heart smiling email from a family who just visited the big kid home where Gracie is and this is what it says!

A new two year old boy with Down Syndrome was recently moved from the baby home to the big kid home where Gracie is. He was sad and cried the entire first day. Gracie took care of him and made him happy. She has fallen in love with him and him with her! She refers to him as little brother and says she is now not leaving China without him. She instructed the visitors to write to her mama and baba to let them know!!!

Oh, this email made my heart melt for a variety of reasons.

First, it tells me how aware Gracie is of her surroundings and that she is getting adopted.

Second, it tells me that how smart she is to tell them to write us letting us know that he is coming too!

Third, it tells me that she loves like Jesus!!!!

Robert's reply to the email. "Can we have a two for one if we bring him home too?"

Have I ever told ya how much I love my hubby's heart?!?!?!?

Friday, September 10, 2010


We are LID for Gracie as of yesterday 9/9/2010!!! The official countdown can begin!!

Check out post below. Two exciting posts in one morning!!!! Another TGIF that is for certain!

Friday, September 3, 2010

TGIF and DTC!!!!

What does that spell???
It's going to be a great 3 day weekend!
and one HUGE step closer to our
I think we shall celebrate with some fancy girlie cupcakes!