Thursday, May 29, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Now, right after we got our Referral I got a little gift in the mail from Dear Dear Donna. Here it is. It is so precious and I love it so much!!
Then the first gift for Izabella I got after we got our referral was this and I just says soo much...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated a hilly region of small cities and towns in Sichuan and nearby provinces. The official Xinhua News Agency said 8,533 people died in Sichuan alone and dozens of other deaths were reported in surrounding areas.
Xinhua said 80 percent of the buildings had collapsed in Beichuan county in Sichuan province after the quake, raising fears the overall death toll could increase sharply.
State media said a chemical plant in Shifang city had cratered, burying hundreds of people and spilling more than 80 tons of toxic liquid ammonia from the site.
The earthquake sent thousands of people rushing out of buildings and into the streets hundreds of miles away in Beijing and Shanghai. The temblor was felt as far away as Vietnam and Thailand.
I'm so worried about Izabella today!! I am just praying that God will watch over her and keep her safe until we can get to her!!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
Izabella FuLing Simpson
Isn't she beautiful!
We are sooooo blessed to FINALLY have our little girl!! Here is what happened and sorry it has taken so long but we have been on the road since this am at 8:30 and had NO IDEA this was going to happen! I talked to Ebbie (atour agency) Wednesday and he said, we have no word and with the holiday they won't probably arrive until next week. So I have been so bummed all week since then. We ALMOST cut our trip short by one day but we were with another couple and my friend convinced me to stay and shop with her all day!! We shopped until I thought I would die! Major retail therapy! So, we left Pigeon Forge, TN this morning at 8:15 just ready to come home have had a headache for two days -- must have been that pre-labor stuff! Anyhow we are driving home and it was a 4 hour trip and we got to Versailles, Ky which is right past Lexington where our agency is and Susan R. called and said they heard word about Sophia, so I started freaking -- soooo happy and thrilled for them. I thought maybe I need to call Ebbie - our family advocate at our agency, A Helping Hand (HAA). So I called and they transferred and it went directly to voicemail and then my call waiting kicked in from AHH and at that point I was FREAKING OUT!! So I immediately called back and he was actually calling me when I was calling him. At the same time all this was happening, I was driving, trying to call and get it on speaker phone and it was finally getting there and I whipped the car into the Versailles Exit and pulled over literally on the exit ramp edge and brought the car to a screeching halt and Scott was like, you cannot park here and I said Watch Me!! So Ebbie left a message saying that he had our referral to call him and we turned around and was in his office 15 minutes later in Lexington. It could not have happened any more perfect.
Her Chinese name is Fu Ling Yang
She is almost 7 months old and weighs 13 pounds & 24 inches long
Her birthday is October 9, 2007
She is from Yunyang SWI
She is so sweet and we are so in love. We neither one know how to act right now. We are in shock and excited and scared and tired and all emotional. So, tonight we suprised our parents and told them at dinner tonight! I cannot believe this is finally happening!!
You all mean so much to us and we are so glad to share this with you and cannot wait to see her sweet face in China. We will probably travel sometime in July so now we have a lot of work to do!!
SUSAN AND RIZ Can you believe it!!!!
And everyone else that is to come!! It does happen and will happen -- all in time. Hang in there my Precious Pandas!!~!
This is so surreal~~