Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A little update!

We got a sweet little surprise in our inbox this morning.... a new picture and a short update on our Gracie!  She's so much bigger than I was imagining in my mind, since the last picture we have is over a year old!  Her update looks great and it looks like she is progressing well, and is even receiving some speech therapy!  She is not walking on her own, yet, which could be from a lack of any kind of Physical Therapy, which are all things that we can work on!  She can go up and down stairs (which is a HUGE relief since we have such a long staircase in our house), and she gets herself around where she needs to go, just not walking yet.  Seeing new pics makes us even MORE ready to have this sweet girl home!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Great Day!

We just found out that somehow, our agency missed our Log In Date, and we were actually Logged In on September 21st, the same day that our Dossier was received!  We are 3 1/2 weeks into the wait for LOA and we didn't even know it!  Needless to say, we are overjoyed to hear such GREAT news!!!  The agency is predicting 2-3 months for LOA.... maybe that will be our Christmas present!  

Yesterday, we celebrated our son's Gotcha Day..... we celebrate the day they came home.  Jake came home on Friday the 13th of October 10 years ago!  What an absolute blessing he is! 

Yesteday, Allyson and I got to go on a field trip with her class to the Pumpkin Patch.  We had a great morning!  She loved petting all the baby animals and picking out her pumpkin!

Friday, October 8, 2010

It's My Blog......

and I'll cry if I want to..... WAAAHHHH... no good news today.  We are still not logged in to China, so our agency is going to do some checking for us.  When she gets home, this whole waiting process will be a blur that we will joyfully forget, but for now we keep reminding ourselves that God has every detail worked out!  Gracie WILL come home!  Please pray that we keep that as our focus and not let the little bumps in the road along the way bring us down! 

Okay, pity party over..... !

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's been a while.....

since my last post!  I keep hoping to be able to post something about our LID, but China has been on an extended holiday, and there are not any updates on whether our LID has happened yet, or not!  Our agency says we should know something by this Friday, so I hope to post some good news then!  We are hoping that we have been logged in and just not aware of it, but are prepared to hear that it hasn't happened yet, since things have gotten a little behind with the holiday! 

I'll leave you with some cuteness..... how 'bout them SOONERS beating those Texas Longhorns on Saturday!  Made this house happy, anyway!  :o)

Hoping to post some extra GOOD news on Friday!