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

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Productive day!

Even though we didn't have to do much today it was productive.  We had to stay in our rooms from 10-11:30 in case the US Consulate had any questions regarding our paper work and we all passed.  Our 2 chest x-ray kids passed!  I can't remember if I mentioned this or not but we still had 2 kids passports that were MIA and they were to arrive at the airport at 6pm tonight (have to have those to get a visa to get the kiddos home).  I went for a massage...are you ready for this it was $8.50 US money for an hour and that's with the tip.  It was a good one and hopefully I drank enough water today that I won't be to sore tomorrow.  Mom wimped out and didn't go with the second shift but it's probably a good thing because I had the medium pressure and there were times it was tough.  We had a group picture at 5pm and that's what all the cute pictures are from in her new dress and shoes.  As you can see we have a great looking group of girls and one rooster for the hen house.  Yes that is Shelby's finger in her nose...I swear I haven't seen her do that yet but couldn't get it out for the mom/daughter picture go figure.  We all went to the Italian place for dinner and Shelby wasn't to keen on the lasagna.  She ate some pizza but was quick to find her noodles and fruit cup when we got home.  I'm off to bed-2 sleeps before we head home! 

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andreabrosto said...

Sebrina sent me the link to your blog! Congrats on little Shelby--she is absolutely adorable! I know you can't wait to get her home! I'm so excited for you!!

Jane said...

Hi Jenny,

Like Andrea above, I am seeing your blog for the first time this evening. Sally has been keeping me updated, but this has been wonderful getting to see pictures and reading your posts. Thank you for sharing your journey! A million CONGRATS on your beautiful Shelby; she is truly a doll, and a gift from God. We can't wait to see her in person. Much Love and Prayers being sent your way. - Jane Mc & family

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")