Monday, June 22, 2009

Still Floating!!!

We are so excited! Our feet haven't touched ground yet! My heart is beating to a new drum....I never want this feeling to go away! I can't WAIT to see the Beijing sunrise on the morning that we will finally have her in our arms. We had so much fun this past week telling all our friends and family and watching their reaction! The most memorable for me was when we told everyone at church...our pastor asked us to come to the front and we shocked everyone! I had taped a video of referral day and out creative arts pastor put together a beautiful video for footage and pictures. There wasn't a dry eye in the place! What a celebration it was! We are so excited!
Today I will send off a little care package to our little Jazmyn. I have taped little pictures and her name and info on each item. This is so exciting!
In the next few weeks I plan to do a lot of things around the house. First and foremost is to change a nursery that has been sitting empty for three years (not in vain) into a little girls room. I'm painting her room "Spring Fern" and accessorizing in different tones of pink. I'm a little excited about this!!!!
This little rug was a perfect color match! I love it! The butterflies are adorable.
This is something else I'm going to try to do....we went out to China Star for supper on Saturday and one of the young girls working there told me about the library carrying this so I went out and got it as soon as I could. I would like to learn some easy basic phrases.
Remember last year when we had "Sunshine" staying with us? Well, her mom is hoping to travel to China if possible around the same time we are! That would be so awesome to see where they lived. She said it wasn't far from where the Olympics were held. How exciting is that!
I was also talking to a old school mate on facebook that I went to school with. Tim is organizing our 20 year school reunion. He moved to Hong Kong for work and as he was planning and trying to find out who all was coming (in his words "how big of a barn do I need for all you animals?") he realized what we were doing and offered us a place to stay if we wanted and to be a travel guide if we wanted! I thought that was very generous. We will probably stay mostly with the group but we hope to take at least one day and meet up with Tim and Vitre for coffee at least. Then try to spend a day with Sunshine's mom. We are so excited!
Did I mention we're a little excited?
Com'on LSC and TA! Move That Bus!


Cora said...

Wow, what a great feeling. Looks like you have lots to keep you busy during the wait, this is the tough part.
OMW my security word is bless, and that is just what you are right now blessed!

a Tonggu Momma said...

And we are all so excited FOR you. And the Tongginator thinks you made a good choice in room decor - butterflies are her fave.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the care package..
Looks like you have some things to keep you busy..
Are you sure you want pink/lime green...
Pink/sage looks like it might work really well..
Let me know for sure ..
I am sooo excited for you girly...
Can't wait to see Jazmyn in your arms..
Love ya...

Sherri & Todd said...

The care package is beautiful. Come on TA!! My fingers are crossed and i'm praying for you.


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I am excited too. Can't wait to see her finished room.


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am so excited for you Deb....I can just feel your energy and enthusiasm in this post!!! Her room is going to look adorable.....I love all of your choices!!

Hoping for a speedy TA!!!


Almost forgot.....I am so thrilled to hear the news about your sounds like nothing short of a miracle. The power of prayer is just amazing!!

Polar Bear said...

It is so exciting!! You are going to be one busy mama over the next few weeks. I like the colors you picked for the room. Can't wait to see it finished.

I hope you get the TA quickly!!

Adrian & Roberta said...

i love the colors you've chosen (I'll have to send you a photo of Baby Ping's room) I have a suspsion we are very similar tastes!!! lol

People's reactions are the best! I'm sooo happy for you. RQ is averaging LID-LOA at about 95 days. We're getting there!!!!

~Roberta & Adrian

Lesa said...

Debz, this is so exciting!! I'm so happy you are getting to go, and I'm so thrilled beyond belief that you finally have her. Now then, all we need now is to see you in China holding on to that sweet thing!!!

geminirn said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!WE JUST GOT IN FROM 5 DAYS INQUEBEC AND WAS CHECKING RQ FORREFERRALS AND THOUGHT ....SUGAR AND SPICE?????????.......of course scotted right over here and.......HOLY CRAP!!!!!!WHAT A DOLL....OMG!!!!! SO SO HAPPY FOR YOUGUYS............SHE IS ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as we know it. said...

So excited for you, gosh I remember all the feelings when we got the's bringing it all back to me!