Monday, July 30, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Our trip will start on Aug. 6th (yes in 11 days!!!)
08/06/07 - Vegas to meet my parents so they can take Lilly home with them.
08/07/07 - Fly from Vegas to LAX. Leave LAX at 11:50pm to fly to Guangzhou, China
08/09/07 - Arrive in Guangzhou and hop on plane to Beijing. We are staying at the Capitol Hotel
08/10/07 to 08/12/07 - Tour Beijing and Great Wall
08/12/07 - Fly to Changsha and check into the Dolton Hotel
08/13/07 - WE MEET AURORA GRACE!!!!
08/14/07 - we officially adopt Aurora Grace
08/15/07 to 08/17/07 - we wait for Rory's passport and tour Changsha
08/17/07 - We fly to Guangzhou to get Rory's VISA. We are staying at The White Swan hotel. I want our Barbie doll!
08/18/07 - Medical
08/19/07 - Shopping in Guangzhou
08/20/07 - tour Guangzhou and 1st conulate apt.
08/21/07 - VISA swearing in and fly home!
08/22/07 - We will arrive in Chicago!!! Miss Aurora Grace will be a United States citizen as soon as we step off the plane at LAX!!!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
When we got Lilly people would say "well at least you have Lilly" "you are busy now it is good that you are waiting for Rory". No I can honestly say I needed them both. I need Lilly because she is and has always been my baby girl. She is wild and crazy. She is funny and truth be told EXACTLY like me. But that didn't fill that empty spot. Rory is that spot, in 18 days that place in my heart and soul will finally be filled. My girls will soon be home, together, HOME. I needed my family together. I know that everyday I will think I was crazy, everyday I will know that This is where all of us belong. Brandon and I, Alexei, Lilly and Rory, Together.
Today I will breathe, tomorrow I will find my destiny.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Lilly is walking now. She is into everything! I can't wait to have our girls in the same place!
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
I love you Princess Lilly Monster!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
"Somewhere far across the sea
Waits a little heart for me
Amazing though how it may seem
We both are sharing the same dream
I long to tuck you in at night
And hold your tiny hand so tight
To kiss your tears and keep you near
To chase away your every fear
No one knows the tears I've cried
The emptiness I've felt inside
Only God knew what to do
A red thread tied from me to you
And now my love it's almost time
When I'll be yours and you'll be mine
Soon forever-never to part
My child I bore inside my heart"
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
So the mom who is adopting the little girl at Rory's orpanage and I
realized that we cannot understand Chinese! We read the
chart wrong. Rory is not impatient, she is quiet. She likes to read
picture books and listen to music and has a ready smile. She likes
toys and can hold her blocks. She is closest to her caretaker and
crib mate (we think is Meili). We like that at least the girls are
together now. She follows voices and knows who is familiar and a
stranger. She also laughs out load.
Not sure how meeting the Lilly monster who is LOUD, wild and crazy
is going to go. Me mom says that Katie and I were exact opposites
growing up so I guess it is fitting.
Our tentative gotcha day is Aug. 20, 2007. I CAN"T WAIT!
Lilly is practicing how to be gentle with her baby Rory. I sure hope Rory's personality can hold up to the Lilly Monster, she is something!
Brandon is leaving tonight on his first fire. He is a meteorologist and he goes to fires to help forcast wind direction and how the fire is going to react to the current conditions. He will be gone for 1 to 2 weeks. So we had to cancel San Diego. We are disappointed, but I do have a lot to do here before we go to China.
Friday, July 06, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Monday, July 02, 2007