Tallula Mae. First picture we saw of her. Taken at probably about 11 months, our little peanut was, well… clearly not so little. And this reality is making packing for her most challenging. We’ve received two sets of measurements for her, one when her medical report was completed at one year, and another at 17 months. She was big at… Read More
Tallula turns two
And so, we celebrated. With cupcakes and sprinkles, of course. Poppy did the honor of blowing out the candles, in the birthday girl’s absence. And then, it was cupcake time. I took this sugar-induced moment to ask everyone to share their thoughts on their newest sister, just days before she will become an official member of our family. Poppy: Uh…. Read More
timeline to Tallula
Some of y’all have wondered about our timeline to Miss Tallula. And mentioned that it seemed that we’d had the fastest and easiest paperchase in history. It wasn’t exactly the fastest. Or the easiest. But the question did get me to thinking: when did we ‘start’ for Tallula? How long has it been? And the answer stung this mama’s heart… Read More
We have travel dates. April 8 – Arrive in Wuhan April 9 – GOTCHA DAY April 10 – ADOPTION DAY April 11 – Fly to Guangzhou April 12 – Medical April 14 – Medical/TB skin test read April 16 – CA April 17 – Get Visa April 18 – Fly HOME Can not wait to squeeze you, little one.
is not, in this instance, good news. By now we had hoped to have our TA. Our agency had expected to have our TA. But we don’t have our TA. *wah* Still holding out hope that we might be able to keep that departure date of March 23, but trusting God’s plans above all. And, after prayerful consideration, we have… Read More
“possible travel dates”
That was the subject line of the email in my inbox this morning. The rest of the day has been a blur. Excitement? Absolutely. Anxiety? Yes. Complete confusion? Well… yes, that too. You see, we’re still waiting on Dalton’s passport. I say still, but really it’s only been a bit over a week. And thankfully, after a few frantic phone… Read More
hurry, mr. postman.
It was a red-letter day for someone. Someone who has wanted to be “the one” to go to China with his mama for as long as he can remember. Someone who has become responsible, helpful and mature enough for this mama to actually want him to come along. And someone who, if his passport arrives in time, will finally get… Read More
Wuhan. Been there?
I’ve been to China a couple o’ times, but this will be my first time to Hubei Province. If you’ve been to Hubei, specifically Wuhan, I’d love to hear about your time there. Where did you stay? Did you tour? Where did you shop for groceries? Baby supplies? How was the weather (if you traveled in March or April)? Where… Read More
news. great news.
Our Article 5 has been picked up from the Consulate and has been dropped off with the CCCW@. Which probably sounds incredibly confusing, if not totally boring, to any non-adoption folks. But to us? It’s spectacular news. The Article 5 letter is issued by the Consulate after all the necessary paperwork has been received and reviewed. This process usually takes… Read More
We sent a care package to Tallula and her foster family for Chinese New Year. And we sent a list of questions, with no idea if or when they might be answered. We didn’t have to wonder too long, though. We received not only answers to our questions, but two new pictures of our little robust girlie… (1) Who chose… Read More