Friday, March 30, 2012

A trip to the Oriental Supermarket

Recently we took a trip to our local "Lee Lee's" to stock up on some familiar foods for Ivy.

The girls had lots of fun taking pictures and enjoying the laughs and stares we got from other shoppers.

A nice Chinese couple helped us choose some flavors from Ivy's province.

Ni e ma?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Travel Dates Confirmed

April 13- Arrive in Beijing
April 14 - Orientation/ Tours (if mama has energy)
April 15- Travel to Anhui (Ivy's province)
April 16 - We meet Ivy "Gotcha Day!"
April 20 - Travel to Guangzhou
April 24 - US Consulate Visa Appointment
April 25- Visa Issued
April 26 - Arrive Home!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Got It!

We received that long awaited call today that The People's Republic of China has approved us to travel and pick up our girl. We submitted our requests for the Consulate Appointment date, and hopefully we will hear back tomorrow. Based on that appointment, we will book out flights. We should be able to travel in early April. Wow! Praise God!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Waiting on TA

"I am sure God keeps no one waiting unless he sees that it is good for him to wait" CS Lewis
We are trusting in His perfect timing.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Special Delivery

This most adorable backpack, filled with some goodies, showed up in our mailbox recently. It's a special gift from a special friend. Linda knows adoption, both the joys and the trials. She has been a great source of encouragement and information. Most of all she's a true friend.

How fitting that her gift will travel with us to China and be delivered to Ivy on the day we meet her!