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, December 27, 2009

Christmas has come and gone and we wish you all a wonderful 2010!!!

Yep this is a catch up photo that I couldn't resist adding-a week ago prior to going to church she was very quiet in the bathroom and this is what I got...yep she found the pantie liners!

Helping mom wrap some presents...

We got a wonderful surprise the Friday before Christmas...an outfit from Shelby's foster mom all the way from China. Shelby was home with a fever, cough, and runny nose but that meant we were home to sign for the package. We also got 2 more baby pictures that we didn't have.

Finally it's Christmas morning! She got a little irritated that we were stalling her to get out of the bedroom (Gram was trying to get ready with the video camera so we could capture the moment). Well the moment turned into her screaming at the top of her lungs "I don't want it!"...not sure what she didn't want except not to be in the bedroom. It took her a minute but she finally zoomed in on her talking Elmo, kitchen, and baby area. She had a ball opening and throwing each piece away as she tore it off. You should see the living room...what's left of it anyway.

Yep look close and you will see the M&Ms that are on top of her biscuit and gravy. They were in her stocking but she thought they would make a good condiment...yuck and she ate it on the eggs too!

We finished off at the Wardski's and she loved trying to strike Kenzie out on the WII (with Joe Joe's help that is)


gsteacher said...

I LOVE IT! M&M's and panty liners!!!! You know, she is gonna get you for that someday ;)

I'm sure your first Christmas together was so very special.

Much love to you all....

Amy Maze said...

Shelby is so cute! Every time I visit the daycare she runs up to me and gives me a hug...precious! I'm sure Christmas morning was so great.
Amy Maze

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")