Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Where in China is Little T??

Dongguan City is in Guangdong Province which is in the southern part of China. The US Consulate is in Guangzhou which is just about 31 miles or so from Dongguan City.

I joined the Yahoo group for her orphanage and there are some people traveling soon. I've asked them to please see if they can take her picture if they visit the orphanage! Wow - wouldn't that be just amazing?? I would love to see how big she is now. The report we had was done back in July of 2007 so it's old. I misread it also - I thought she weighed 17 pounds but actually only weighed 15 pounds. What a peanut!!

Her care package will be ready to mail by this weekend. I've put in a few 18 month size dresses, a plush toy, a "who loves you" book with our pictures, and some candy for the nannies. I need to get some stickers and stuff for the other babies and I'll probably put a blanket in it for her too.

Here is a map and some pictures of her orphanage.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Here She Is!!!

We recevied PA today! I can finally tell the world about our daughter.

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Ok, I'm back from Lombard! I was supposed to have flown out of Chicago Friday night but after 2 flight cancellations I ended up staying and flying out Saturday. I finally got home Saturday afternoon and was completely bushed. My suitcase is still sitting on my bedroom floor waiting to be unpacked!!

I enjoyed meeting my new team and manager. They all seem very nice and welcoming. They have me set up for almost 15 weeks worth of training but I should be able to skim through most of it because I already know the system.

Oh gosh, I'm so ready to burst with my exciting news but I can't yet. This is so hard!!! I really don't know if I can keep this in much here's a quick peek...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Next week

I'll be in Lombard IL having a very busy week at my new job. I'm really looking forward to it though. This will be a much needed change and challenge. I should also be able to tell you guys about something else that has been going on in our lives. It's amazing, incredible, awesome, spectacular, and unexpected - yep, it's that good!! What? You want a hint? Hmmm....I suppose I can give you a small one...

That's about all I can do right now!!! I'm not sure if I'll be able to get to my blog next week or not, let alone my other email address. So, I'll see you guys in a week!! heh...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Exciting times!

Yep, very exciting times around here. Lots of stuff happening very quickly. That's all I can say right now. Please keep our family in your prayers!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Scrap Pics

Not a ton of stuff to blog about. T's girlfriend is due in a about 3 weeks. The adoption is still in the waiting mode. Oh - I have a new job!!!! Yeah! I start on the 21st of this month and I will be working from home everyday!! I'm very exicted about it. My last day at my current job is Wednesday so I'll have a few days off. The new job will supply me with all office supplies that I need including a laptop with accessories. I should be going to IL next week to pick up the laptop and the other items will ship later.

I'm sad about leaving my current job. I've been there for 7 years now and have made some good friends - and enemies!! Ha! We are smack in the middle of an implementation to a new product and I had a key role in it. Yes, I feel bad but I have to look out for me and do whats best for my family. Maybe if the higher ups would have been more open and communicative with us little peons I could have stayed. As it is we were finding things out through the rumor mill. Not good people!!

Ok - enough about the job. Here are 2 pages I did tonight. The first one was a quickpage but the second one I did all by myself!!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

5 days

Dossier and Child Match Update from CCAA's Intranet

The CCAA has finished the review of the adoption application documents registered with the CCAA office before October 31, 2006.

The CCAA has finished the placement of the children for families whose application documents were registered with the CCAA office before January 9, 2006.

5 lousy days. 2 days were the weekend.

154-5 is 149 days until our referral.

Sunday, April 06, 2008


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