Well we had our last expected house guests leave today. Shelby had such a wonderful time with Austin and Avery and her Aunt Jen. too!! The kids survived..Shelby had some survival of the fittest moments...pinching, biting, and the occasional slap. We are working on this but she is definitely almost 2. She came out of her shell quick with them and had lots of fun playing. We went to Nashville Shores with Sheri and her girls and a great time was had by all. She continues to love the water and jumped to all who would catch her. We also went to an indoor playground and she let Austin and Avery carry her up into the maze and they were amazing keeping her safe so I wouldn't have to worry. We will miss them bunches and can't wait until our next visit.
Shelby is 23 months today and has her first stuffy nose. She doesn't seem to feel bad but I think her nose is itching...gotta love the Tennessee allergies (at least I hope that's what it is). We are going to try to go to church on Sunday so wish us luck!
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")