Thursday, 26 January 2012

Big Sister Celebration

My brother, Sye, joined my youngest daughter Anneke and I today. It was to celebrate the beginning of her countdown to becoming a big sister. After being the baby for 5 1/2 years, I imagine it will not always be easy for her having a new brother. However, a celebration was in order. So, we went out for lunch(a rare treat nowadays with our tight budget)and made a big sister countdown calender. Hooray for Big Sisters!!!!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

just when I had given up hope!!!

If you look closely at the envelope, can you tell how desperate I am, usually you just right international adoption!! However, after taking 8 days in the mail to come from a town 1 hour away. We got our paperwork back. Glad they had decided to finally open up the envelope and send it back. So, overnighted to the right place. Praying it goes quickly!!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Travel Approval

Our Travel Approval came yesterday. So, thankfully, one more thing checked off of our list!!

This is a sample I found off of the internet, looks similar to Noah's!!

Friday, 20 January 2012

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I talked to Bob the co-ordinator at Family Outreach International today, and he told me to book our tickets as they will just continue to get more expensive.
No news on our sponsorship forms coming back, which kind of stresses me out, no TA either, praying that Monday will bring both to me, so we can hopefully have our sponsorship expedited.
So please pray it all comes quickly and peace for a mommy who wants all her ducks lined up in a row, very soon.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

It's like waiting for a boyfriend to call

Tomorrow Kevin and I have officially waited 38 days for our Travel Approval. We are breaking records, and not in a good way.
Also found out that I had sent our sponsorship paperwork for Noah to the wrong department in the wrong city, setting us back by quite some time. Usually sponsorship for an adopted child takes 10 business days, just waiting to get that paperwork back to express post it to ontario.

some things about Noah

At the end of November, we were allowed to ask 10 questions about Noah, and received this information. It is exciting to find out about our little guy's personality!!!
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Qian Geng Sui`s favorite foods are congee ,noodle,little bread,candies ,fruits.

When he is angry or upset ,just hug him or hold him or give him toy to play then he will be happy again .When he can not get good sleep or hungry ,he will be very upset .

Qian Geng sui likes toy cars ,little bear,balls,puzzle.

The orphanage does not have your child police report .

When he was found ,he was wrapped by a little quilt ,there was not any clothes or notes with him.

His favorite nanny is Wang Er Xiang (王二香),they love to play games .toys and slides.

Zhou Kou CWI/SWI was built in Sep,2009,we have 246 kids in the orphanage now.

Qian Feng Sui is a very smart ,lovely and pretty baby,we all like him .When his nanny hold or hug other children ,he will be jealous and try to get hugs too .He loves to play with other kids.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Waiting (Im)patiently

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So, today is day 35 waiting for our travel approval. Average wait time is 31 days so we are now above average. It is Chinese New Year Next week, so all offices will be closed for 10 business days.....praying it comes soon.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012


Well no Travel Approval yet, however, we found out that we will be leaving around March 1st, so that means Monday, March 5th we will have our Noah in our arms!!!
6 weeks 4 days till we have our baby boy!!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

hating the cavity, loving the dentist

I had to get a filling fixed on Monday, but, the silver lining to that cloud was-a donation of toothbrushes. so thankyou Dental Divas and Dr. Sandilands!
Also found diaper cream for on sale for $3, regularly $9, so I scooped them all up. I have been told that diaper cream is needed by the orphanages. Along with childrens tylenol/ibuprofen, and teething ointment.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Year of the Dragon

With Chinese New Year coming soon, we thought we would try a dragon fruit. Next Year will be our first official celebration of Chinese New Year, I am looking forward to trying all the different food!!

Friday, 6 January 2012

Homemade crayons

well nesting led to me finding large amounts of old crayons. Instead of throwing them out, I thought, why not make a craft. I knew we had old ikea ice cube trays sitting around(since we do not use plastic anymore, I thought what a better way to use them) and well as you can see, the kids had fun, and we got some cool crayons!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

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Well, another family who received there Letter Seeking Confirmation(in Alberta) the same day as us received their Travel Approval yesterday, so prayerfully that means ours will be here in the next week. Theoretically, we could travel at the end of Jan. beginning of Feb. But, because the next travel group leaves in march, we wait until than. Pray for patience for me!!!

Cleft Palate Bottles

So happy to say we have some cleft palate and lip bottles. The cleft lip and palate clinic at the Stollery is donating two boxes. So that I am thankful for. We will be picking the boxes up in the next few days. Praise God!!!!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

I am a superhero after all....

My parents and siblings will enjoy this one...gotta go, I felt something shaking..I think it's a tsunami, Oh yeah, I live on a landlocked province!!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012


Well, I have been nesting these last few days on and off between hanging out with the kiddos. I am tackling a closet I have not wiped out in sometime, it feels good. Out with the old, and hopefully more organized for awhile.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Loving and Waiting

The adoption journey thus far has sometimes felt like mountains and valleys. Sometimes it has seemed like a breeze, and other times like my heart has been ripped out, and I have been humbled to my core!
This part of the journey, has by far been the most joyous, and lately has become harder and harder for me. I miss, I ACHE for Noah. It feels like part of my heart is missing, that it has been sent half way around the world to a little boy.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

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We spent New Years with a sick kiddo. Micah seems better today. He is eating now. Happy New Year Everyone.