Monday, February 28, 2011


According to my sister....we leave in 6 weeks (Saturday) to get JD. it but that would be a long shot!

This past weekend my mom jumped into the freezing cold lake to do the polar plunge for special Olympics. It was her 3rd year and so she's a pro by now! I'm thinking next year I just may try and join her! BRRRRRR.....but it's for a good cause. As I thought about this past weekend it dawned on me....I will have my very own special Olympic! With JD's dwarfism he's limited in some ways but really, will have a normal life just like any other person. He will always have to make some amends like a stool by counters, sinks and to reach things or to have a reaching stick to be able to get things that are just too high. But really....I cannot wait to see who this young man is going to be. I'm praying for a happy, healthy and well adjusted person. I'm so happy he can be anything he wants to be in life and will not always be labeled as the "short one". In China they don't look too fondly on people with disabilities but in America he can be all he wants to be. Oh, he'll still be stared at, possibly laughed at and have to work a bit harder to show who he is but ya know....I feel he's going to be something important! The first important thing will be for him to be a member of our LUCKY are we?!?!!? I am so blessed and honored that God has chosen him for us and cannot wait to meet him.

yikes...I rambled a bit, sorry! I'm getting so anxious to meet him, hug him and just know him and can't wait!!

Singing off as the proud mom of JD! (oh yea and Jake, Joey and Zoe too!!!)

Monday, February 21, 2011

We interrupt this adoption for a snow day!

That's Jakes car a bit buried! and then the aftermath of outside life!! Laying in the snow is so fun!!!

Well...surprise, it has snowed in Minnesota!! I can't believe how much snow we've already gotten this year and's snowing some more! I went to try and snowblow the driveway but couldn't get it started and shoveling was too hard!!! it's so thick and heavy. When Steve came home we both went out and it was so nice out....I gotta say, it was really fun.

Here's a few shots of today. Oh and on the adoption front, still waiting ( I know...shock) and I had a cake and stuff sent for JD. I'm praying he gets the stuff we've sent him and can enjoy the cake. It's late for his birthday but by the time I was given the okay to send something to him it was too late for a cake. Being his birthday is the day after Valentines day it was too busy and they couldn't do it until this week. It all works out in the end though...right?!?!!?

Still praying for speedy times!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Package sent

I finally got a package sent off for JD. I was told only a padded envelope as boxes aren't guarenteed to get to him. I sent him pictures of all of us and the house, a disposable camera, a couple matchbox cars, pens and a notebook (he seems to love them), candy, a Vikings hat and a note telling him how we can't wait for him to be in our family and told him all about us. When I mailed it they said it would take about 8 days to get to China. I'm hoping the orphanage brings it to his foster family so he can have his things and see our pictures.

Next thing is I want to send a cake but when he's in foster care I'm not sure how that works. I will investigate! It's fun to do things though as we wait and I"m hoping the time will go by quickly.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


We have LOA......we have LOA.....we have LOA!!!!!

I cannot believe we received the call before China New Year! I was convinced it wasn't going to be until after. we wait again! Our social worker is sending in for our I800a so we must wait for that. that's the immigration part. She said typically it's been about 3 months from now until we get our travel approval...hoping not quite as long but we must wait and see I guess.

We can now send him a package with some goodies, pictures and a letter. She said since my website is not password protected I need to wait to post his picture. My facebook is protected so I will put it on there!

Happy dance