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

Sunday, July 19, 2009

WARNING...huge smiles ahead!!!

Hope you can stand the cutest smile in the world because it's here!  We had a great day with lots of playtime.  I couldn't believe we captured so many smiles on the camera because usually when she sees it she brings out her serious "watcha doin?" look.  This morning she did great with mom because I had to spend about an hour getting paperwork ready for our consulate appointment and for her visa application.  Then we played until nap and then we played some more.  We did take a walk around outside the hotel (we missed the museum with the group because she wasn't awake yet).  We visited the playroom and that is where the slide picture was taken.  Miss Independent did it with me a few times and then she led me back to the mat and sat me down (I thought we were gonna play with the blocks some more).  Oh no she wanted to do it alone (don't worry while I was sitting mom was on stand by).  She didn't fall but wow it has me worried for her daredevil tricks that may be coming on the real playground.  We had dinner (ok I hate to say it but I need American food-may have to hit the McDonalds tomorrow) and then we checked out the bakery.  She likes doughnuts and cheesecake but we weren't surprised.  Well that's it just a day of love and smiles.  5 sleeps until we are headed home!

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nikkimccullen said...

OMG what a GORGEOUS smile! I love it! She has a smile that will light up the room! I am loving this blog....wish I could have checked it daily with you guys; I can't wait to see that sweet little thang from Tennessee!
We love you!

sally said...

That smile just made my day and I know it's made yours! I think we may be having some park/playground dates. I'm on the countdown until Friday evening. Yeah!!!!!!

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")