Friday, May 28, 2010


Yay!!!! Our dossier is on its way to China. One step closer to sweet Gemma!!

What are we waiting for next?

* i800 approval
* NVC letter
* Article 5
* TA
* Traveling to China

They say these next steps are taking about 4-5 months. So we are looking at travel around September to October if everything goes well.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

Where do the weeks go?? I tell myself every week I will just not post on Wednesday, I need to do other posts!! Grrrrrr

But here we are again Tuesday night!!

What a week!! Our dossier is finally done and on its way to China!! YAY!! I cant believe how long it took. Poor Gemma, it is probably so hard for her to understand this wait. Cant wait to have that LID!!

Speaking of China, lets do a flash back of our trip to Ava, two years ago this coming July!!

Sorry I did not get around to everyones B&Ws last week. It was the last week of school and things were so crazy!! I will visit you all this week. ;-) Thanks for all the comments!!

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Ava and the door man at the White Swan

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

A day at Huntington Beach, CA.

We spent a beautiful warm November day at the beach over Thanksgiving break. None of us wanted to leave but we had to get back in the car and continue on the Phoenix, AZ.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

soren resting

soren and gavin

preston and keaton hiking across a rock field

The pictures above were taken during a week get-a-way last summer to Breckenridge, CO.

We had a wonderful time hiking and swimming and just enjoying relaxing at more than 10,000ft above sea level. Most of our hikes topped out at 13,000 ft above sea level. The kids all did great and loved it!!

The second picture is Gavin and Soren being dorks!! ha
They always have fun spending the afternoon in the pool after a long morning hike.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Updated pictures of Gemma!!!

We just got 2 updated pictures yesterday of Gemma and her Foster Mom!! Looks like she knocked out her permanent tooth in front! Wonder how that happened??

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

Camping on a perfectly still night in Moab, UT

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

My 6 year olds funny for the day!

Ni Hao Y'all

Keaton 6 years old

This morning as we were all getting ready for church my 6 year old son said to me, "Mom, Ava looks like a little chinese girl!"

Me- "Well thats good Keaton because she is a little chinese girl!"

Keaton- "No, Mom I mean a real chinese girl like from China!" Haha

I love this!!
(she had her hair in little buns on each side of her head)

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