November 30, 2009

Sigh...of relief

Well, after going to the courthouse in Ashville, we went to Montgomery then back to Trussville..mailed everything off so it is out of my hands! All this accomplished before 3pm and with the whole gang in tow. HOORAY!!! I am hoping to be DTC by Dec 7th at the lastest.

November 28, 2009

4k Thanksgiving

Sophie's school put on a great Thanksgiving feast for all the classes. Bert and I were suppose to go with her, but unfortunately he had a stomach bug. I told Sophie she could pick one of her brothers to go in his place and she picked Tyler. He was such a sport to join us among all those adoring 4 year olds!

CIS approval

Thankfully "it" finally came yesterday!!! So Monday I am off to get my final two forms certified and then driving to Montgomery, then mailing it all off to Houston and then off to California and then finally off to CHINA!!! Maybe by the end of next week this dossier will be out of my hands.
We did get an update on Jax. No measurements though and I am dying to know how big(or small) he is. We found out his favorite color is purple(just like mom). His favorite foods are crackers, apples and chocolate. He is in first grade and his favorite subjects are math, PE and art.

November 24, 2009


Ohhhh I SO WANT MY APPROVAL TO COME IN!! I talked to my very nice officer (for real she is so kind). And she approved me last week it has just not come yet. I am daily stalking the mailman. Today I was like, uhh are you sure you only have 20 magazines and not 1 envelope for me? ARGGHHH I never thought I would so desperately want approval..I feel so needy! :)

November 16, 2009


Still no I800 approval. I received a letter in the mail Friday that said my HS has still not made it to NBC even though it was suppose to have been sent on Oct 30th. I even got an email today from NBC confirming the fact they do not have my HS. I so thought I would be DTC by our anniversary and now I don't know when we will be. I am hoping this will all get straightened out this week.
On the other hand I hate to post without any pictures. Here are some pics of Sophie and her friends playing dress up last week.

November 13, 2009

15 years..

Yesterday was our 15th wedding anniversary! I was more than surprised to walk into my kitchen and see 15 DOZEN beautiful roses!! I love my husband so much. I am so blessed and humbled that God has blessed my life w/ such a wonderful husband and father to my children. I know of no man that is more patient and kind and long suffering than Bert! We had a sweet day together. After we checked the mailbox a million times(for our adoption paper), we went for a walk. Then we loaded up all the kids and went to Sam's and had an icee and a piece of pizza, then on to Wal-mart and then we came home and played Disney Princess Memory with Sophie and Tyler. It was really a fun day! Tonight we will go out for our anniversary dinner. I love you so much babe and I thank God for giving you to me!!!

November 10, 2009

November 9, 2009

Don't usually get political on here, but...

"One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It's very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. . . . Now, the American people, if you put it to them about socialized medicine and gave them a chance to choose, would unhesitatingly vote against it." - Ronald Reagan

November 6, 2009

So, on my third trip to the mailbox today, I have to say I was more than thrilled when I saw an envelope that had US department of Homeland Security up in the left hand corner. I have to say I was less than thrilled when I opened it and it said I "get" to go re-do MY fingerprints. Of course this will be done at no additional cost to me....YEAH RIGHT! My new appointment is not until Nov 16th and I am seriously frustrated.

*update, 2 hours later*

Ok so, I thought "Oh well I might as well try". I hurriedly got ready and drove down to the Bham US*IS office they closed at 4:00 and I made it at 3:00. I was the ONLY customer there!! They went ahead and re-fingerprinted me right then.. Thank you Lord!!

November 5, 2009


So that is Jax's name in Ch*nese characaters, Gou Fa Ke. My friend Amber was able to get in touch w/ some of her friends from Taiwan. They translated the name to mean: drum roll please...............

Gou- Year of the dog and last name (we already knew that thanks to Rosetta Stone Mandarin)

Fa-Rich or Success

Ke- OK

Another of hers friends sent this:

"苟发可, or 苟發可 in traditional chinese

This name sounds a little bit weird to me though :P

fa = to prosper, to gain wealth, to become rich
ke = to be able to, will be, will do

To sum up, I would say it means this boy "can be rich", "will make a fortune" :)

So maybe they can call him "Rich" or "Richard (richer)" for example :P

haha, just some of my thoughts"
So...hmm, Rich OK... Please give us some help here. We might just name Jax, Jax...not Jaxin, not Jaxon....maybe just Jax...but now the middle name. If we keep looks like Fake...which here in the states would not be an acceptable middle name. So what to do, what to do. So what sounds good w/ Jax... ANY suggestions?

Thank you Amber, Jenny and Jill for checking this out for us.

Also, my I800 approval has not come yet. No matter how many lucky horse shoes and rabbits feet I have, I keep throwing salt over my shoulder, have not walked under ANY ladders, nor have any black cats crossed my path. I try to open the mailbox very slowly w/ my tongue held just right...but guess what? IT IS STILL NOT HERE!! Like my mom reminded me again for the millionth time today, "God's timing is perfect"...I just wish I could peek at His calendar!

November 3, 2009

Pumpkin Patch 09'

Sophie's class went to the Pumpkin Patch at Camp Coleman last week and she wanted her sissy to join her. We had a great girls day!
Still waiting on I800 approval. Running to the mailbox every day HOPING it will be in there. 'grumble"