Here are a few of Mr. Cutie Pie. In fact, I think these are some of my very favorite of all the updated pictures we received (22 in all!) Yes, my agency is AWESOME! Our in-China coordinator went to the orphanage herself to take pictures of all the waiting kiddos there. I was forewarned that he had had a run in with some cement (or some such surface) as his lip is all scratched up. Good thing he’s a boy!
I love the picture where he’s refusing to take the cell phone from the director’s hand. He looks like such a crack up! It makes these old, worn out arms long to hold that sweet boy!
We are finishing up our paperchase right now, just waiting on the 171 to come to complete our dossier. In fact, all our other docs are making their way through the Houston Consulate as we speak (WOOOHOOO!!) While it does get easier with each paperchase, it’s still just as much work, just not as stressful 😉 And it helps having three incredible blessings here to remind me, it is so worth every ounce of energy expended! Since this is our (most likely) last paperchase, I had set a goal of 3 months, start to finish. Since our referral was on October 26, I am hoping and praying to be DTC by January 26. God Himself would have to deliver our 171 for us to manage that, so you can bet I’m saying my prayers!
Do you know how many times I have checked for his pix to be up?? LOL And it was worth the wait! What a doll baby! And 22 pix??? Lucky you! 🙂
What a blessing to receive so many pics! He is just too adorable! I will be praying too for the 171.
He is so cute. Poor baby needs his Mama to kiss his little boo-boo. I love how you put the little qualifier around your last adoption statement. ( )! Very smart. Never say never.
Stefanie, I can’t believe how much he has grown! What a cutie pie! You are so lucky to get all those new pictures. I only got three of our girl with our update. We got our fingerprinting done on Fri. and should have our approval by the end of the month. We are hoping to be DTC soon after that. Christy
CUTE!!!!!! What a gorgeous baby!!
Wow – 22 pics! What a great blessing to receive! My fingers are crossed for you for 1/26…I have a funny feeling the Big Guy himself WILL deliver that last piece of paper to you…He wants that boy in the arms of his loving momma & daddy too! 🙂
He is adorable, and I cannot wait until he comes home! I love the update photos, and sorry that he had an accident. Guess he is following after his big sister’s path, right? Didn’t Sophie also have an injury in her update photos?
He is just as cute and adorable as your other ones!!! All of your children are beautiful and can still a heart in a second!! I will be praying for your I171 and for you to travel this summer! Any ideas who is going to get the handsome boy???
AnnaB. in Boise, ID says
Stef- We are here in Portland. Sarah has her pre-op tomorrow and I sat down to do some email and had to pop in to you to see that little angel of yours. What a blessing that you got so many new pictures of him. Bring on the I171!!!!
Oh he is darling! And I am totally jelous of the pictures! We were told not to expect anything, sigh.. Hoping your 171 comes quickly!
What a sweetie! I also love that photo of him refusing the cell phone…the look on his face is too funny! Thanks for sharing these great photos…it makes me remember how exciting is was to get updates of Matthew!
BTW, my little sis spells her name like you do and she left a rare comment on my blog the other day with an “I love you”…and I thought “why is blogger Stefanie saying she loves me????”
Blessings for a speedy 171!
what a darling boy! and 22 photos to stare at!!!
my mind boggles at your paperchasing perseverence – congrats on being ‘almost’ done!
Those pictures are amazing!! What a handsome guy. We are all praying for your 171. God can do all things!!
He is sooo handsome! Best wishes with the remaining paperchase and if God wants him home sooner than later, you know He will deliver the papertrail Himself!!
Thinking of you and certainly praying for your family!
Oh yea!!! He’s so cute Stef. Did you get my reply email last night? Funny I was just asking if you’d heard anything- so glad you posted this!
Chad and Sandy says
Just a doll!!!! What a blessing to get so many pics!
Jenn Gager says
What a doll!! He is so going to fit right in with the rest of your crew!
Praying for you and for sweet Shepherd.
The Ferrill's says
I just want to squeeze those sweet cheeks! He is a lil’ punkin!
Praise the Lord for new pictures! 🙂
GORGEOUS!!! and one day you may not be able to get the cell phone out of his hands! What a cutie Stefanie! Can’t wait until he is home with his family 🙂
He looks like one of the family already! He just BELONGS!
Every child in your family, even your precious “grown up” baby girl has an adorability factor of about 100%! I was looking at your boys and those sweet faces with just a hint of ornery in their eyes and said to myself, “Yep. This little one is in the right family!”
Can you already imagine the mud pies, the lego creations and the melted ice cream cones with BOYS mixed in? You know, some messes are good kinds of messes!
I will pray for favor with that paperwork you are waiting for. Did you request expedited since you have already chosen a waiting child? We got ours in about a week that way. Our HS agency also put in a request for expedited I171 or whatever those numbers are!
Praying for delivery before your Jan. 26 deadline,
22 pictures??? YES, Indeed you do have an excellent agency. Your new angel is so handsome!!! What a blessing he will be.
O’My goodness he is so cute. What a sweet face he has. Praying for you to get your I-171 very soon
So cute…I am jealous that your agency gets you so many updates and pics!!
I will pray for your paperwork to come through~
What a cutie pie! The pictures are great!
Chris & Deb says
Oh Stef….what a gift to receive all of these adorable pictures! How can you stand it though?…..I would want to be on the next plane to China!!!!
Congratulations!!!!! Too cute! WOOHOO!
Scott, Melissa & Kate says
God sure knows what he’s doing when he makes babies. Shepherd is JUST PERFECT. Here’s to a speedy chase!
Oh he is just beautiful!!!!!! Come on 171-H!
Smiling bigger today~
Oh my gosh he is precious!!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!
He is such a cutie! I followed your blog a while back and just found out your adopting again. Congratulations from another LL mom!