Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Fed Ex Man is on the Way!

Our Chynna is on her way via Fed Ex, can't wait to get our referral package!!

Wacky Wednesday....What's your word right now

A few days after seeing our beautiful Chynna's face, I am still on cloud nine. She is the cutest, and I am soooo excited now to receive our TA (Travel Approval) and CA (Consultate Appointment) so we can start on the next part of our journey, the journey to bring our baby girl home!!

In the meantime I wanted to continue our normal day to day, and as today is Wednesday, it's time for our Wacky Wednesday!! Enjoy!

Your Word is Persistence

You are resourceful and capable. You have an ingenious way of getting things done.

You are prepared for whatever comes your way in life. You are highly skilled and highly adaptable.

Like everyone, you sometimes feel like giving up. You always remember that persisting pays off.

You finish most things you start. In general, you are very task oriented.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Just can't quit looking at her picture

With thanks to our friend Sherri who put this together for us. It really is cute (but hey look at what Sherri was working with, no prejudice here, lol).....

It's a girl!! Introducing Chynna!

Your child's information is listed below:

Name: Feng Qiu Die
DOB: 12/28/2010
Gender: Female
Province: Jiangxi
Orphanage: Fengcheng Social Welfare Institute

And here she is!! We are so over the moon!!

Now the fun really begins!

The Stork has landed

OMG!! I am sooo excited, nervous, happy, freaking out....I got word this morning that our referral has arrived and we will finally after all these years "meet" our Chynna. Without yet receiving the call, we know this much information:

She is somewhere between 8 and 10 months (yes she is young) and she is from Jiangxi province.

Once I get the call and receive pictures, more info will be posted, but until then, OMG!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

This has got to be the week

Well, another week, and no news yet. However, since the end of August is this week, we are thinking this has got to be it. In the past few months, the referrals have been arriving by the end of the month, so this week.

In the meantime, a forbidden word has reared its ugly head tonite, PAPERWORK. Our agency has sent us some paperwork that will need to be returned with our acceptance papers, so I filled them out to the best of my ability (with some information remaining blank until we receive Chynna's referral). I know, I know. Once we get our referral, the awful PAPERWORK will once again be on the forefront, but the good news is it will be over once we get home, at least for a while.

We hope our next post will be that RQ will have heard that the calls will soon begin, confirming referrals are arriving in the U.S. Come on stork, fly fast!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wacky Wednesday....what does your flower say about you?

Okay, so all is quiet on the rumor front, news at all. All I have to say is this waiting sucks already. I know, I know, good things come to those who wait, and all that jazz, but really???? Hopefully we will hear something soon. Until then, enjoy your Wacky Wednesday quiz!

You Are Comfortable in Your Own Skin

You are very idealistic. You really truly want what's best for the world.

You can't fall in love with just anyone at any time. Everything needs to align for you.

You have a strong sense of right and wrong. You are a justice enforcer.

You are interested in all types of people. You find almost everyone to be compelling.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Could this be the last weekend before we see her face?

Sitting here getting ready to go to bed, but wondering, will this be the week, after all this time of waiting, that we will finally see our Chynna's face? Have we finally been matched with our little girl? How old will she be? Is she in foster care or in an orphanage? Will she be easy going or picky? So many questions, and hopefully this week we will get some answers....come on stork, bring us our Chynna!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rumors have started...OMG we are so close now

Late in the day today I received an email from one of the girls in my LID facebook group that Rumor Queen had updated and apparently China has begun working on matches??? WHAT DID MY EYES JUST SEE??? So off to Rumor Queen's website I go, and what do I see:

Working on Matches
August 17th, 2011
Word is that the CCCWA is working on matches.
No rumors about cut-off date, or about when they may be mailed.

I believe this is what I looked like to all at work about this time:

So what does all this mean? Well, first I need to calm down or I will be useless at work and as a mom to the peanut while we await the "call". Next, it means most likely in the next week or so, we will finally see our Chynna. OMG, I am so excited, nervous, happy, and scared all in one giant emotion. So I guess now once again, I am on this adoption roller coaster. Wanna jump on and ride it with me?

Wacky Wednesday...what exotic cupcake are you?

With no rumors yet being heard, and my sweet tooth kicking in, this is an appropriate quiz for the week. We are getting closer to seeing Chynna's face, and learning who she is....let the cupcake eating commence and let the rumors start rolling in.

You Are a Lavender Lemon Cupcake

Your thinking process tends to be very natural - with no beginnings or endings. You are always in the middle.

You are philosophical, thoughtful, and even spiritual. You seek depth.

You are sensitive and responsive. You can't help but be thin-skinned.

You are aware of all your feelings and impulses. You don't always act on them, but you know they're there.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wacky Wednesday....what's your summer vacation?

With summer coming to an end for most of my friends with school-aged kids (and my teacher friends), this was the perfect quiz to take.

And these results are oh so true. With the weather being so beautiful lately (some would even say way too hot), the beach would be a fabulous vacation spot, and oh how my Peanut would love it! So what's yours?

Your Summer Vacation Should Be the Beach

You are laid back and always ready to go with the flow. Plans change, so why even make them?

You are a ton of fun, and you love to bond with others. You make instant friends with people.

You are very reliable and charming. People simply enjoy being around you.

A casual beach vacation is perfect for you. You're always down for a little more rest and relaxation.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wacky Wednesday...what tropical flower are you?

While we wait and wait for our referral, it appears FL may be in the direct sights of Tropical Storm Emily (supposed to be a hurricane by Saturday) in honor of the Tropical Storm (and in hopes it decides to just be a rainstorm by the time it makes it to FL, here's this week's Wacky Wednesday quiz

You Are Cheerful

You are a free spirit, but deep down you are reliable and trustworthy. You honor your commitments.

You are practical and matter-of-fact. You prefer to take the pragmatic approach.

You believe in yourself and the people around you. You know that others can always surprise you.

You are a positive thinker and a true optimist. You believe in filling your life with good things.