Thursday, November 29, 2007

Jordan is 7!

Jordan turns 7 on December 1. Enable the speaker icon if you want to hear some fun salsa music.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving and family stuff

We had a great Thanksgiving with family and our new niece, Elizabeth. She is warming up every day and is never short on smiles. She still likes to be near her mom and/or dad, but she was happy not to be held constantly. She spent a long time sitting at a little table feeding a bottle to her baby doll and speaking Chinese baby talk to her. It was sweet.

Joanna flies free until she turns 2 so she often flies to San Diego with Grandma. Today they will go there together again. She loves the special time with Grandma and visiting her great grandparents and great aunts. We get a little break from the messes and it is amazing how much we get done without her :) - but we will all miss her terribly - we always do. She makes life so fun. She is always saying something new and funny. Jacklyn and Joanna have really become buddies and play/sing together most of the day while the kids do school. It is really precious to see their relationship developing.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Our sweet Elizabeth

We are so proud of our new little niece/cousin Elizabeth Hui Ling. She is just a doll and bonding so well to her parents. We are getting excited for her to come home. Is she beautiful or what! Please pray for her adjustment to so many new things (including their big dog) and especially for my sister as I am sure the first few weeks will be overwhelming with jetlag, 3 kids 4 and younger and adjustments for everyone. What a blessing from the Lord!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I-71H is here

Our 171H arrived in the mail tonight. That is our final approval that we were waiting for from the US immigration. Javier just walked through the door with the mail and started reading the form out loud amidst the hecticness of getting dinner served. I stopped and said, "What? Let me see that." (Javier is always joking, so I never know whether to believe him) Once I saw it I told the kids that we can now officially adopt. They all cheered and Julia (5) said, "EXCUSE ME, CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION? Let's give 3 cheers to God" Then everyone started the hip, hip hoorays. It was so fun and just an outburst of sincere joy. Now we are waiting on the Zambian government and our agency.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Family night at Sonic

On Oct. 31 every year Sonic has $.29 corn dogs and free ice cream for kids in costume. That is a deal we can not pass up since each kid costs us less than $1. When Javi called that he was on his way home, I told the kids to get some dress up clothes on for Sonic. This is what they came up with. Joanna looked so cute with her fake hair and long dress. Janae is a Moroccan lady, the 3 other girls are princesses and Jordan is a football player.