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Monday, February 19, 2007

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I don't think I can do it.......

Jr. Spaceman is signed up for back to back soccer be honest they overlap a bit- he has practice tonight for league 1 and tomorrow night for league 2......his coach for league 2 called today to introduce himself...I wasn't home so heard this when I returned.....
Hi, I'm Stephen, Jr. Spacemans coach for soccer. We will be practicing tomorrow at the field at 4:30. Hope you can make it....oh- I said my name was Stephen but call me Beaver....."

Ummmmm- call you what? Coach I don't think so- you'll just be Coach to me.

Monday, February 12, 2007


The package was delivered and signed for in Beijing at 3:41pm! I am hoping we hit the CCAA at the perfect time- my day dream for the week is

a mad rush of CCAA workers trying to clear their desks before they all take off on holiday- so of course we'll be logged in in record time......and be waiting for review when CNY is over.......and of course because all workers will be properly rested and in the BEST mood- we'll pass review with flying colors- then there is nothing to do but wait for TA- which of course will happen in record time........

a girl can dream, right?

Friday, February 09, 2007


I have the tracking number and official word that we are in fact
It is going to be a relaxing weekend-
of course the stressing about the new form and TA
will begin again promptly at 6:30am Monday morning!
and for your viewing pleasure....I re-add- Ms. E.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Be Still My Heart......

we received surprise pictures today! Isn't she precious...........

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Remember this doll?

This is the baby Stella doll by Manhattan toys- I got it off of ebay for under $20 and that included shipping.....well, the doll came today and it is the CUTEST doll- it is so soft and sweet- the pacifier is a magnet- so she has a cute little smile when you take the pacifier off- not an open mouth for "things" to get stuck in......ours came dressed in a bunny hat and sweet kimono style PJ's.....also very soft- Monkey man, my 3 year old, just undressed it (of course) and there is a cloth diaper! highly recommend this doll- and the seller- the store is MidWest Merchandisers.....he shipped very fast and the package arrived in great condition- Manhattan toys also makes clothes and accessories for this doll- the doll comes in beige (the one we got), peach and brown- nice that they realize the need for many shades!- well, I'm off to bid on a few of the accessories! (we'll just tell Spaceman that it is to put away for Cai Wei's birthday!)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

I love this......

Holding up Half the Sky

One day an elephant saw a hummingbird lying on its back with its tiny feet up in the air. "What are you doing?" asked the elephant.The hummingbird replied, "I heard that the sky might fall today, and so I am ready to help hold it up, should it fall." The elephant laughed cruelly. "Do you really think," he said, "that those tiny feet could help hold up the sky?"The hummingbird kept his feet up in the air, intent on his purpose, as he replied, "Not alone. But each must do what he can. And this is what I can do."

A Chinese Folktale

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Did you hear me scream?!

**** Yes! Our Consultant just confirmed that she has our authenticated I-171H!!!! She will overnight it to our agency on Monday morning and they will have it Tuesday- shouldn't be a problem being DTC on Friday!!!!! FANTASTIC weekend!!!!!*********

No not DTC yet.....BUT~ I noticed a charge for a fedex delivery that could ONLY be our I-171H heading back to our dossier consultant fully AUTHENTICATED!!!!! That is it friends! Our consultant has promised to overnight the document to our agency and hopefully it will be all in time to make the mailing this Friday!!!!!! How great is that! I'm not sure how long the package will take to get to China~ but now the race is on for it to arrive before CNY........ This is so exciting-

If nothing else we will all be able to get jobs as detectives when this is over!!!!!
Have a happy weekend!

Friday, February 02, 2007


Congrats to all of the families receiving their referrals! I'm glad the stork landed before CNY- and to the familes out of the review room....FINALLY! Hope you all celebrate tonight!