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

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Birthday America!

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Well I can't hardly believe we are on the final 5 day count down. This weekend will be dedicated to packing and if I had to guess repacking. 2 work days to go and we are out of here!


Amy said...

Jenny....it was so wonderful to see you today!!! What a blessing for me....when people go to China, it brings back a flood of emotions about our adoption just over 6 years ago!!! I walked around with a goofy grin on my face in Kroger after we left you. You really made my weekend!
We will be praying for your safe travels, happy bonding and wonderful time with your Shelby and your Mom. I wish we had taken a photo of you and Gigi together today so you and I could post it on our blogs! We will just have to do that when there are 2 LITTLE GIRLS to be in the photos!!! :) God bless you and keep you safe in the cradle of His arms over the next few weeks and as you enter this wonderful thing called motherhood! Love you!

TheSipeFamily said...

I am afraid to call you today but I decided that I would do it anyway...I am so thankful this day has come. Why do I always cry??? I will look for your emails and I want to get Laurie's number in case she gets extra info:) Yoo hooo!! BTW- your blog looks great!!

sally said...

Hey Jenny

I'm finally signed on,Yeah! You're on the plane right now heading to Beijing. I'm biting at the bit for your first post. Luv ya bunches

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")