Welcome to our blog...we hope to be pros at this in time to go to China so we can keep connected on the trip of a lifetime. Please see the end entry if you haven't been thanked for all the support over the last few years. Jenny

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cuddles this morning!!!

I got cuddles this morning!  We laid in bed for the longest waking up and I got lots of lovin!  It was the best yet until on the bus this afternoon I got my first kiss and trust me she's not handing those out freely!  We had a quiet morning...mom took the subway with the group to the grocery store (it is rough and not safe with the babies).  We hung out here and played and had lots of giggles.  After a long nap it was off to shop.  I got her some pearls-necklace, bracelet, and earrings, and a jade necklace at the first stop.  We then went back to the island where I got some more treasures but our time ran out to quick.  I think we may take a cab tomorrow when we don't have to be rushed.  We came back to the hotel and went out for a group dinner at a Cantonese restaurant-I had said no Chinese food today but didn't want to miss time with the group.  The stroller picture is in the lobby and she loves to ride.  The next one is Shelby just a babbling and telling the table some valuable info with the finger going and everything.  She had a good time on the ride back.  She was silly during bed time-mom taught her how to do a zerbert and she was blowing on my arm like crazy...even got mom and I tickled a few times with some really good ones which didn't help the going to sleep situation.  Oh well she is down now.  I got a stomach and face whack last night so I wonder what tonight will bring.  4 sleeps until we head home!

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Scrappingnana said...

She is too cute for words - and even more precious for the loooong wait. But I know it was worth it by looking at the smiles on you and your Mom - and Shelby! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Till we see you in person - HUGS! Love Charlene

Sheri said...

Jenny got her first kiss!!!! I know that you are loving all of this!! Shelby is soo cute...can't wait to finally see her in person.


Still waiting for Shelby...

Our wait for Shelby began on September 13, 2005. We are now very close to being with our angel. We hope to travel in early 2009. This has been a journey filled with many highs and lows. I want to take this oppportunity to thank everyone who has stood by me and prayed for us. My mom-she has been on this roller coaster from the first informational meeting and we take turns keeping each other grounded, my family-my grandma who helped me have the best nursery ever and my LA gang-for not giving up that they will soon have another niece and cousin, friends-way to many to name but I'm going to try (and if I leave someone out don't fret we will call it a paper pregnancy moment)-Lauri (all the cards), the Wardskis, Jen., Lisa, Sheri, Tiffany, my Hillcrest UMC friends...always patiently letting me cry, vent, and forever guess at what China will do next, and last but not least my work family-I can't even begin to express how they have kept me lifted up...from Sally starting her hair bow collection, Chinese New Year celebrations, Sebrina always keeping up with the rumor queen and marking the days off as we get them, and finally all the cards and pick me ups left quietly on my desk at the most needed times. They always know when the end of the month comes (referral time) I need a shoulder and pep talk and never waiver in staying positive. So thank you all again for what you have done and all that I know you will do until we have "Shelby Marie from Tennessee" (from the famous ? my dad had for her in her quilt scrapbook "Shelby Marie are you really from Tennessee...you look Chinese to me")