Saturday, January 28, 2017

Chinese New Year 2017

We prepared for this year's Chinese New Year celebration with a new red outfit, red envelopes for our friends and we practiced saying Happy New Year in Chinese with you tube.  Ladybug thought that was so cool!  We skipped The Crow Museum's event this year and attended an event at Asia Times Square in Grand Prairie.  It was a little smaller but definitely more authentic.  While walking through the little mini mall I felt like I was back in China.  The smokey air, the ready to eat ducks hanging on a stick as you walked by and lots of pushing and shoving.

We met up with our special friends Becky and Abby...oh and Coco met us there too!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Happy Gotcha Day!

It's that time again! 7 years ago today we not only saw you for the first time, but we welcomed you into our arms and our hearts for the first time.

Here's a little walk down memory lane.

There were 5 families in the Center for Intercountry Adoption of Hubei Province that day all ready to meet their babies for the first time.  Everyone was anxious and impatient until the babies all arrived.  When they did arrive, we picked you out of the crowd and took this picture to remember the first time we saw you!

You were quiet and apprehensive and bundled up in 3 layers of clothes!  We left with you that day on a 24 hour pass and when we arrived back at the office the next day they asked if we still wanted to adopt you.

What a question to be asked after waiting 3 years and 8 months to even see a picture of you.  After praying and wondering if it was ever going to happen.  After saving pennies and dollars and wondering it it would even be enough.  After trusting in God's timing, because it's always perfect...

Happy Forever Family Day Ladybug!