Friday, November 21, 2008

Preparing for Travel

On Wednesday, we sent over the preliminary paperwork to our agency so that our travel can be arranged. We are waiting for the TA (travel approval) from China. This includes our CA (consulate appointment) while in China and our in-country travel.

Hopefully we will have the TA within the next two weeks.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Miss Hope-Elizabeth

She is growing like a weed and it hard to believe that she has been with us 3 years this past July. The has so blessed our family and keeps us laughing each and every day.

She enjys pre-school which she attends EVERYDAY from 1:15 - 3:40. This is good for both she and I LOL :).

Look for recent pictures as soon as I can upload them.

Update on the Boys

Well, boys will be boys. Dominic and Hunter are doing very well and I thank God that they are healthy and are pretty good kids...most days LOL. They are both homeschooled grades 10/11 and 7th.

Hunter will celebrate his 13th birthday THIS Sunday. Oh my two teenagesrs in the house. Lord help me. They are involved with their youth group as well as group classes of which Dominic takes a Life Skills class and Spanish II.

Hunter is taking Astronomy and Maryland History. They seem to fit in pretty well and have lots of friends. They are both taking Ju Jitsu weekly with the homeschool group.

Dominic will attend his first prom in May. Look for updates and lots of photos. YIKES, my boy is growing up. He also turns 17 then. :(

It's Opening Night

Tonight Gabrielle performs for her Christmas play at school. This is exciting because she has both a speaking part and a solo. She also received Straight A's on her report card last week. Way to go girl!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

On their way

Today we sent the final documents back to our agency so that they can send them to China. After this time, we will wait for our travel approval. Hopefully we will have concrete travel dates by the end of the month. Can't wait.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pray for the Cuzzou Family

They are in China and did not receive their daugter Lydia Hope because her sn was more severe than they had thought.

We are praying for a miracle that the CCAA would please provide them with another child and their hearts would be happy. Please God we need you to do this for this wonderful loving family. There is a little girl out there for them and they need to bring her home. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

It's Official, we received our Referral Aproval (RA)

Yesterday we received the phone call we have been waiting for since 9/5/08 telling us that we are officially aproved to adopt Xu Huan Qing.

I can hardly believe it. The wait was shorter that anticipated and it looks like we could be leaving for China next month. OH my! We are praying for a speedy TA (travel approval) and that we will have Amelia in December.

I will keep you posted. This is great news for us. I am sitting here waiting for fed ex to bring the official package from our agency. Can't wait to see what's inside.

Take a look at her sweet face in the post below.


Isn't she a cutie?! Look at those cheeks. :)
Chinese Name: Xu Huan Qing
American Name: Amelia-Grace Huanqing Brizzi
DOB: 10/28/08
Province: Anhui
Capitol City: Hefei
Orphanage: Anqing Children's Welfare Institute (East Central China)
SN: Unrepaired cleft lip/cleft palate
Travel Dates: (praying for December)