The months and days seemed to interminably CRAWL by the three plus years we were on our journey to Brielle. And now... zippola!! 6 months have past since Director Fu placed sweet little petite timid pale itchy Brie in my arms. Six months!! Can I just say that God blessed me with exactly what I asked for. He does cool things like that all the time! We have thoroughly enjoyed our daughter every minute she has been with us. Her little personality definately keeps us on our toes, and it is such a joy to experience what new things she discovers each day. I fell in love with her six months ago, but somehow she fills my heart more & more as the hours pass. I still sit back in amazement that we really do have her ~ finally! Happy Anniversary Yingtan families!!
It's hard to believe that 2008 has come and gone. Last year at this time I was almost totally obsessed with reading Rumor Queen and anything I could get my hands on relating to our China adoption. Little did I know that at this time last year it would still be another 6 months before we would be united with our baby girl. God's timing is always the best, but it is so stinking hard for me to be patient most times. These past 5 months have literally flown by. Brielle has changed so much from the first few weeks we spent together. She was so thin with barely any hair on her noggin! And her skin was so rough and covered with rash from lack of care. Over these months she has put on a few pounds and has grown over three inches! Her hair is coming in and she has a mouth full of teeth. Brie has quite the sense of humor and knows just how to play her parents already. Her language is slowly picking up. She parrots everything but is very selective as to when she wants to put those words into action on her own. Last weekend we had a girls slumber party and she had a great time with Emma & Olivia! She loves reading books and playing "kitchen".
We had a fabulous first Christmas together and Uncle Cy, Aunty Dawn, and Kali came and spent a week with us. Seeing those two little girls together is what we've been waiting to see for a looong time. I've posted a few pictures of the past few weeks.
Hugs and kisses to all of our Yingtan Sister Families. We miss you lots and would love to see recent pictures of the girls.
Betsy & Carolyn have the girls blessed at the temple
Freaky~ Rob didn't know I was taking this!
Monks doing their thing...
model photo shoot
First doctor visit with mom & dad
Children on their way to school...
chillin with baby
my head is tooo big mom!
American Dinner !
Dad's spagetti went down quickly
Times Square of Nanchang!
Why did it take us so long to find this?
Bronze statutes line the street
Who could afford this?
Americans on billboards
Yore numba sir
Rolling an apple like a ball is fun!
Lisa & Katiebug at dinner
Pleeeeese don't make me brush my teeth!
maybe she'll forget if I play with it long enough
Red Bow in Hair!
Red Lantern District
Go!! Stop!! Go!!
Betsy & Grace
Snack & tv with dad
Shall not worship idlols!
Incense on steriods!
Brie & mom check out the jewelry
Kerry, Easton, Brie & Louise
hot dog anyone???
Terry, Brie, Rupert & Katie
Thanks Mr. Junior for my dollbaby !
Can I call Olivia and Emma Dad?
Pool time !
So you were saying we have one of these??
View from hotel room
Basket of many uses in China
He calls us Rupert & Laweeze
Comfort in the arms of someone familiar!
Daddy & Wild Hair Brie
Orphanage nannies prepare documents
Bus ride to the Office of Civil Affairs
God Reigns around the world
Stunning skyline on drive back to hotel
Don't you love my hat?? Thanks, Olivia!
She called him Peter
Rob makes a friend at the park!
It's going to be beautiful!!
To market to market...
All in a day's work
Our tour guide!
Sim & Louise ready to tour
Beijing Day 1
Aquatic center (left) Birdnest Stadium (right)
Rob's attempt to take our pic
Glad he didn't knock me off the wall!
Hua Du Hotel Lobby
I was wrong...it's like "whowah 2"
Bangle for Brielle
Teens in China
They are the same around the world
Great Wall Vendors
I thought they were weeds!
Brielle Tian Meade
No coffee in rooms here
More Tea Sir??
...look after orphans and widows in their distress... -James 1:27 NIV
Thanks for visiting our blogspot where we will journal the last several months of waiting to see our beautiful child's face. We also plan to keep family & friends updated here on the trip to China for Brielle via posts and pictures!
Rob, Kris (son), Louise, Sherie (daughter), Olivia and Dale (SIL) wait for Santa
I'm blessed with a wonderful husband, Rob, two children ~Sherie and Kristopher~ a SIL, Dale Lee, two beautiful grand daughters, Olivia Grace and Emma Julianna, and two spoiled Shih-tzus, Nickie and Murphy!