Friday, June 26, 2009
A hilariously detailed description of the infamous Beijing left turn can be found here. The traffic is probably best described as synchronized insanity. The reason? Perhaps it's because the Chinese are never in any hurry to get anywhere.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
One of my favorite memories of Patricia is that every day she would take my hairbrush and brush through my hair. One of my favorite memories of Philippe is how when he was coloring or playing and was singing or humming and he caught one of us looking at him, he got a sweet, sheepish grin on his face.
One of Lee's favorite Patricia memories is her falling asleep on his lap, with her head on his chest. One of his favorite Philippe memories is when we were back at the orphanage at the end of our visit and our kids had to eat dinner after everyone else had already eaten. The kids were crowding around Philippe and he stood up, and one by one, spooned food into the different kids' hands.
We cry thinking of them. We ache for them, but for the most part we do have peace that they aren't home yet. China has a rule that there has to be a year between placements, so our social worker would not have even approved us for them if it didn't take so long, so basically things are just working out they way they are supposed to work out. Please do remember them in your prayers. We know that even though they know we aren't coming this summer, that it will be hard for them to watch the van pull up to the orphanage and we don't get out. They don't understand why we left. Why we didn't take them home. Please pray for them to have peace and joy. Pray for their health. Pray for them any way you can! Thanks!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
WOOHOO!! Travel Approval! We travel from July 8-July 22 or 24 - depending on the consulate appointment. That means we will meet Miss Olivia on July 13 - two days after her first birthday! We will be finding a cake of some sort for her to mash into her hair! Plus my birthday is July 15th and Lee celebrates his 40th on July 22nd! Happy Birthday to all! OH! And another correction! Our daughter is actually in Sichuan Province. Chongqing is a city, a county and a municipality, but not a province.
Oh, and for any wise guys out there, we have people stay at our house when we travel so the dogs are fed and let out...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Read the story here.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Here is what the website said about the ones I got - the WHISPER. I don't understand half of what this says, but it sounds pretty impressive! HAHA! Patented toe protection- Washable polyester webbing upper with Aegis microbe shield™- Secure Metatomical strap design- Quick draw elastic cord lace- Metatomical EVA molded footbed with Microban™- Compression molded low profile EVA midsole
HYBRID.OLOGIES:AEGIS MICROBE SHIELD Aegis Microbe Shield controls the bacteria and fungi that cause odors, stains and product deterioration. Aegis technology is free of environmentally harmful substances. METATOMICAL FOOTBED DESIGN This internal support mechanism is anatomically engineered to provide excellent arch support and cradle the natural contours of the foot. KEEN.PROTECT Can a sandal protect your toes? The answer is yes. The reason is KEEN Patented Toe Protection where the shoe outsoles wrap up and over the toes for ultimate protection.
Friday, June 05, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
The family is devastated as are all who cared for Jed at his orphanage. The Flynns are an amazing family whom we met on online through our Haiti agency, and we stayed with them last year and were instant
July 7, 2007 - June 1, 2009