Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I am Officially a China Baby Aunt

One of the families in our travel group that went to Philly back in September, we call ourselves the East Coast Panda's should be back from China now. Her name is Lia. She is so precious!! Makes me more excited!! I believe she has some type of minor special need and that is why they travelled early. Congratulations Cappello family!!!

And on another note, Scott and I have just been exercising like crazy every morning at 5:30 am. I know it sounds crazy but in some sick twisted way I think it helps us with our stress level. We are much easier to live with when we exercise. Plus it helps with losing weight which we can both afford to do.

This passed weekend I went to General Butler State park with a group of 19 other girls to scrapbook from Friday at 3:00 until Sunday at 6:00. We had so much fun!! It is nice to get away and just hang with the girls. Of course I didn't get to hang with my mom like I thought. She was having some back trouble and I was sad!!

This was our little room we worked in...

My crazy friends Kim & Morgan...

My Friend Cris - the craziest. She wouldn't let us sleep at night, she kept on giggling and leaving the lights on... LOL
We just had a going away party a week ago Saturday for our good friends Jon and Lisa and baby Hudson. They moved to Austin, TX with his job and we will miss them!! This is a picture of Scott holding sweet little Caroline, her daddy and Scott grew up together. She is so precious. Wouldn't you know that I didn't take any pictures of Jon and Lisa with Hudson. There were like 50 people and 25 kids running around so it was a bit distracting but good to see them one more time.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007



Today is our 1 year anniversary for our LID (Log In Date, which means the date our paperwork was logged in to China). I cannot believe it has been a year. It has gone by so quickly!!

I just wonder if Izabella has been born or is close to to it and I think about the mother who has to give her up. How hard would that be?? I know how hard 3 miscarriages have been, and I cannot imagine the pain of carrying a child full term and holding her in your arms and being forced to abandon her!! Anyhow, little does she know, we already love her, pray for her, want her and have more things than she will ever possibly need!! She is Blessed and doesn't even know it!!

With that said, I pray that this is a magical year!!

Friday, January 05, 2007

CCAA (Chinese Center of Adoption Affairs) Update

The CCAA has finished the placement of children for the families whose adoption application documents were registered with our office before September 27, 2005.

This is the newest news we have been given. Looks like it may be this time next year before we get to go to China!! I really think we could pursue a domestic adoption at this rate and get a baby before all this happens!! I am really frustrated today!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


See I promised all my Christmas Card recipients that I would keep my blog updated better in this new year. Well our holiday was pretty uneventful!

This picture is our nephew Garrett around the holidays. This is my favorite picture from Christmas. It is so funny!! He always makes funny faces when he is trying to smile. It is hysterical.

Well it seems that 2007 is already showing some improvements on the adoption front. Referrals have only been matched with families with Log In Dates (LID) through September 9 of 2006. It seems that the rumor is that they will be matching families with LID through September 28, 2006 which is almost a whole month!! And it will happen the end of the week. I hope this is true because it means they will be getting closer to matching those of us with LID in January 2007!! This is really good news!

I am getting ready for my big scrapbook weekend in a few weeks. It will give me time to work on Izabellas life book!! There are 20 of us going to General Butler State Park for the weekend. I am so excited!!