Friday, June 29, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Benjamin has been ready for weeks. Every day asking when we are going. When I told him to go pick two pairs of shoes and two animals to put in the suitcase, I found this when I came down stairs. Apparently, his animals are walking to China.
Our trip itinerary is below. We are hoping to post updates daily...if I can get all our technology to work. Check back often and see what we are up to!
June 28~Leaving for China
June 29~Arrive in Beijing at 3:15pm
June 30~Tour Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Tian An Men Square
July 01~Leave Beijing for Guangzhou
July 02~Family Day (We will see Lily at 2:30pm)
July 03~Adoption Paperwork
July 04~Visit Safari Park
July 05~Medical Exam
July06~Visit Lily's Orphanage
July 07~ Free Day
July 08~Tour Chen Family Temple
July 09~Free Day/Get Passport for Lily
July 10~Adoption Ceremony at US Consulate
July 11~Get Lily's Visa and Leave for Hong Kong
July 12~Visit Hong Kong Disney
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Along with all the craziness of the last few weeks, I was fortunate enough to meet a family who's daughter is in the same SWI as Lily. We have been corresponding for about a month. Their family left for China last week and saw their daughter for the first time Monday. This morning they took a trip to the orphanage where they were able to see Lily...yes, they actually got to see Lily and were able to take a few pictures of her. I can't tell you how precious these photos are to us! We are so grateful and feel blessed to have crossed paths with this family.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Lillian's 4th of July Dress: My mom bought this dress for Lily. Isn't it cute!
First Sign of Summer: This is our neighbor's boat. Benjamin is riding his tricycle in the lower left corner.
Benjamin at the Denver Zoo
Lucy Keeping Warm on Our First Camping Trip
Mother's Day Weekend Camping Trip with Neighbors
Evening Bike Ride: Poor Benjamin. He just couldn't stay wake.
Benjamin's New Car Seat: Notice the milkshake we are suppose to be sharing? He drank the whole thing!
A Bad Start to Monday Morning
Our Sweet Lillian
Benjamin and Jackson Snuggling in Bed
Jackson's 50m Backstroke
My Very Own Super Hero
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Sunday, June 10, 2012
It's hard to believe, but the reality is finally setting in. In 18 days we will be leaving on a plane headed to China...soaking up as much Chinese culture as we can and stuffing ourselves with Dim Sum...a trip of a life-time in itself. And 4 days later we will be holding our daughter in our arms. The closer it gets, the harder it is to wait!
I was so busy with last minute travel details on Friday that I completely forgot about making breakfast. Around 9:00am Bennie...aka Snuggle Bug...asked if I was going to make him breakfast. I jokingly asked him if he would make me breakfast. He, of course, thought that was a great idea. I was pretty sure he was going to bring me a scoop of ice-cream or a container of pudding. To my surprise...
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Jackson swimming the 50m backstroke.