Wednesday, September 29, 2010

APPROVED !!!

We have been approved to travel. We got the call today ! We will be traveling to get Lia at the end of Oct or the beginning of Nov. It looks like we will be home for Thanksgiving and OSU v MICHIGAN !! GO BUCKS !!!  The exact date will be given to us in 1-6 days ! We will keep you posted !
We had our 1st baby shower this past Sun, it was a blast. And we are looking forward to the other one this weekend. Yes, Jim gets to go !!!
We are so grateful for all the love and support from our friends, family and co-workers.
We'll chat soon. ------   
   

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Our 1st few Pictures of Lia !!!


Here are the 1st three pictures of Lia we received from China !!!
 


 

Monday, September 13, 2010

And so it begins !

Today we set up our "blog" to keep our friends and family informed while we are on the journey of a lifetime. As many of you know we are adopting a little girl from China ! Her given name is Yang Chun , Hua Man. We are so very excited and can't wait to share with you all our adventure to bring Lia home ! We will keep her Chinese given name in there as well . So wow, what a mouthfull !
It began about a month ago on 8/17/2010 at 12:14am , needless to say we were not up at that hour , so we got the exciting email and 3 calls from the agency at 8am that morning saying they had a "match" for us. A little girl that was born on 3/22/2010 in Yang Chun China. She was 2 days old when she was found at a gas station. She was little but in overall good health. She is missing her right hand/palm but is otherwise a very healthy developing little girl. We now know she is 5 1/2 months old and is about 12-13 lbs. And she is waiting for us to come get her ! We hope to travel within 6 weeks or so and have her home with her cousins, Bella, Brittney, Ryan , Michael , Caitlin and Lexi and the rest of our family and friends for the holidays !!!!
Love to all and we will post again soon ,
Ally and Jim and Sammy Dog too !!!