Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kamp was GREAT.
This might have been the best year ever.
It was our 4th time at K-Kauai and it seems to only get better.

I'm too tired to write about what all we did because getting ready to leave for China is kicking my butt.  
I have so much to do it isn't even funny.
At all.  Nope.  Not even kidding.

So, enjoy a few pics of our awesome week at K-Kauai!!

 My new friend Jenny Markmiller.  She actually left the pool to help me do adoption paperwork!!
She has two beautiful girls from China and I can't wait to see them back at Kamp next year.

 Kyler and Diana decided after many years of being friends
that they were in love and decided to marry.
They are the funniest, cutest, nicest, most talented people ever!!

 This is Brandon from California who plays football at Tabor in Hillsboro, Kansas.
He was a favorite Kamp Counselor  of Trey's.

 Isabella loved Emily. She was hilarious!!

Isabella and Ellie

Ellie and Isabella with Jennifer.  She was their counselor for the week and they LOVED her!!

Jennifer and Amanda with the 3 BFF's.

The only picture of TR and I of the week.

Me and Ollie.
I love that my family goes to Kamp with us.

The truth behind these two.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Our LOA's (Letter of Acceptance) arrived Friday!!.... hour after we left for vacation.
We were told to print and sign the LOA's and FED EX them back asap.

Luckily my sister was still home packing the car to leave for the same place we were headed.
So, I forwarded everything to her (via TR's iPhone hot spot!) and had her print me several copies of our LOA's and I-800's.  I always need several copies as I ruin a few during the paperwork process.

So now I am on vacation trying to do very important adoption paperwork with none of my info from home, no scanner, printer or fax machine.  And the nearest FED EX store is in the town 30 minutes away!
Not to be undone by all this- it will get to my agency as soon as possible!

Now, if I only knew how to answer the questions on the I-800!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


She is LOVING all the attention she is getting with her brother gone this week.
On Saturday we go to Family Kamp and reunite with our good friends the McCary's.
Isabella, Kate and Ellie can't wait to spend the week together.
Watch for pictures of these 3 beautiful Asian sweeties!

Summer is in full swing!

Last Saturday TR and I took the 3 Amigos to Kanakuk.  
It's their first time.
We've seen pictures everyday on the website and it looks like they probably won't want to come home.
Their having waaaaayyyyy too much fun.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fortune or Faith

Two weeks ago on a Sunday we went to the chinese restaurant after church for lunch.
We ate our rice.
We drank our Oolong tea (well, the girls did anyway).
And while I was STILL eating Trent paid the bill and brought us our fortune cookies.

Now, I do not believe in "horoscopes", "crystal balls", "palm readers", "fortune cookies" or any of that garbley gook, but I did have to pick my chin up off the floor after I read BOTH of his fortune's.

First it was Lori's idea.
Then it was mine.
:  )

He had already made the decision a few days earlier.

Now, the reason this is so relevant is that we have been working hard at getting our
home study ammended, filling out more forms for immigration and getting a file transferred to bring 2 kids home!  

As of today I can officially announce that not only will we be bringing home
Bao YunFei, but we will also be bringing home Tang Ting!!
She will turn 14 on August 2, so we are working hard and FAST to get our immigration approval through to travel sometime in July.  
The plan was for all of us to go back to China together- but it's bad timing so Trent and Trey will stay home.  We are a 4-H/FFA family and fair is always the last week of July.  Trey has a sheep, horse and chicken to take to the fair and he is SO disappointed he can't go to China.  He loves China.

So, I will be taking Isabella, Wesley and his girlfriend Kim with me.
And I am SOOOOO ready!!
Ok, not literally, like packed ready, but heart ready.    :  )

Introducing Tang Ting!!