Thursday, December 14, 2006

A bit of good luck is flying in my house!!!

The Ladybugs are coming in! This happened when we were waiting for Wendy; now it is happening with Mylie. Mike brought some home the day before yesterday in a bag. He had them in his office! This also happened while waiting for Wendy.
It must be some kind of good sign. We were off to get Wendy not long after they started to appear.
Hey one can dream can't one? I really am hoping that the wait won't go past September for our Referral and we can travel in December of 2007. Right now the CCAA is saying the wait will be 15-16 months. It just keeps on getting a little longer every time word comes out.
The wait is getting harder! I just can't believe that it is taking so long when it wasn't that long a wait for Wendy.
When October 2007 hits it will be a 2 years from start of paper work to that point for Mylie. It was only a year from start to referral for Wendy. Hopefully Mylie's Referral will be here by then.
Oh by the way, someone told me a long while back on our Junebug group that the orange ladybugs weren't really ladybugs. This isn't true. We were given a book on ladybugs and there are many varities of ladybugs; so when we read this I said so they weren't really ladybugs hugh? I am so glad to hear that I had ladybug luck after all.


I finally have pictures from November Secret Pal

My pal sent us many nice things last month; actually on Wendy's Gotcha Day. How cool is that?!?
Mylie and Wendy got matching ladybug earrings. Wendy got a puppy coin purse and ladybug magnets. She just loves them they are holding up her art work on the fridge.
Mylie also got a little suit case with ladybugs on it and a itty bitty pair of maroonish brown socks. They are adorable!! Mylie also got the neatest Ladybug Big as well. I can't wait to use it!
I got a Ladybug pin for my shirts, and a small coin purse.
My pal is really sweet.
I can't wait to see what she sends me/us this month.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Gotcha Day Anniversary

Yesterday the 29th of November was our 2nd anniversary of our Gotcha Day! I can't believe it has been that long already. It feels like we have had Wendy forever! Mike and I feel very lucky to be able to parent this sweet little girl. Wendy has came a long way with her language. She talks all the time. Wendy really fits into our family so very well.
Happy Gotcha Day our sweet Wendy!
Love Momma and Daddy

Sunday, November 19, 2006

My GWCA Secret Pal Strikes again....

Hi everyone,
My Secret Pal was very sweet and sent Wendy a Birthday package right before her birthday itself. She got a wonderful porcelin tea set with ladybugs on them, and a sweet little bracelet.
Then my SP sent one more package for November. Wendy was thought of again with cooking stuff to help out with Thanksgiving Dinner. I got a box of my favorite cookies "Snack Wells Devils Food Cookies". Mylie got the sweetest little pink outfit you have ever seen. The top is pink and came with a little hat with an acorn tassel on top and a little fox and tiny little buttons on the front edge of it, and a little pair of socks with the little fox on them, too.
What a special Secret Pal I have!
I can't wait to see what my Junebug Secret Pal sends this month.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Busy Fall Weekend.....

Hi everyone,
This weekend Holly came in to see us and to attend a GWCA Seminar with us. We stayed very busy due to Holly not wanting to be bored. Holly had me running her to the Antique Mall, Hobby Lobby, and then back across town to Central Market to get some goodies to take home and cook.
Dad met us there and we had a good time. Wendy loves to play on their play ground.
Saturday we went to a GWCA Seminar. Wendy was our show and tell. Everyone loved her. She was very busy with her friends Sydney, Dr. Lewis' daughter, and Armei who is Melissa's daughter. Her friend Emily came with her parents Brenda and Jim who were there for show and tell also.
The key person who was there was our GWCA Founder and President Snow Wu!!!!!! It is looking like we may be getting our Referral around August 2006 if all remains the same with the CCAA's time line. On the other hand one of Snow's people told Mike that she thinks that it will speed up again. I really hope so!
Here are a few photos from this weekend.


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Posting Secret Pal Photos....

While I was at it and had some free time thoght I would post a few photos.
There are two groups I belong to so I am on two exchanges. The one with the Pumpkin Bib is for Mylie from my GWCA Pal.
The one with the Ladybug wall hanging is from my Junebug 06' Pal.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I haven't posted in a while...

Plenty has been going on! Holly turned 19 on Friday the 27. She flew in and we took her directly to Macaroni Grill and then we took Wendy to Boo at the Zoo. We had the best weekend!
We celebrated both girls birthdays on Saturday with grandparents. Wendy's birthday is on this coming Saturday Nov. 4th. She is so excited to turn 3!
I'll try to post some photos. It hasn't been allowing me to do it. We'll see.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Here are more photos!!

These are of the same event. This landed on the Moon Festival!

Busy Weekend!

Friday we went to the hospital. My dad had been sent to the emergency room the night before with chest pains. They put a stint in at 11:00 am that Friday! It took 30 minutes for them to do the procedure! Wow, the things they can do these days! He was released on Saturday.
Mike went to the Hospital to take him home while I took Wendy to a Grand Opening for an Asian Market. Don't think of me as heartless please. There is now way I could have stayed up at the hospital all day waiting for them to release my dad with a over active 2 1/2 year old! That would have been murder.
Mike was there with my mother at 11:00 am to wait for the doctor to come in, and of course he didn't come in until 2:00 pm! So you see that would have been way too hard for Wendy to have done.
Anyway..... They had the Dragon Dance along with the Lion Dance which Wendy and I have never seen before! Wendy's little eyes lit up with joy seeing all of this. We happened to meet up with some of our FCCTC friends there.
Needless to say Wendy had the best time ever!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

This was my GWCA SP gift for Sept 06

I received my Secret Pal Gift, and to my surprise there were little shoes for Mylie, a box of Hot Tamales for me, and the softest ladybug pillow I've ever felt! Wendy took that one over. She just loved it.
Here are a couple of photos.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Photo for September Junebug Pal


Today I am going to Post Secret Pal Stuff

Hi everyone,
I am part of a group for June DTC and LID dates. The group is there for support. WE are called the "Junebugs". I am glad that we have groups out there for this.
I am also a part of a group from our Agency GWCA ( Great WAll China Agency). We are the ones that will most likely travel together. I am so looking forward to meeting them. I know that many of us will be friends for ever! Our girls will be able to stay in touch with each other.
I know this because of my last group with the Agency. We are the GWCA June 2006 DTC Group.
I am also part of a Secret Pal group with them.
It is looking like it will help our long wait.
Here are a few photos of what I have received from the Junebug Secret Pal Group from the months of August and September.
I can't wait to get my package from my Great Wall Pal!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

September 23, 2006 First Post

This is a journal for us to put our feelings and our adventures along the way to Mylie.
We started the Paper Chase for Mylie October 2005. We got our I600A March 2005 and from there we waited for 58 days for our I 171H. Funny right now I can't remember dates.....boy do I feel bad about that.
We got our DTC which is the date our dossier was sent to China ( Date To China), June 9th 2006.
Our LID (Log In Date) was June 19th 2006; 10 days from our DTC.
We have been told that our wait will be any where from 12-13 months from our LID; so we should be getting our referral for Mylie Camille around June or July 2007. I know, it sounds like forever, but it could be worse from what I hear.