Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Working on 7 months!

Well, I missed the 6 month post, we have been busy here getting ready for Christmas. We are hoping it will be the last one with out our new baby girl. We are however, settleing in and getting used to the fact that it may be Fall 07 or even Spring 08. I try to not dwell too often or long on that last date. Our agency is preparing us for that at this point. Oh well, not a thing we can do, so we are going to just enjoy our time as a family of 5, get a few things done around the house, and of course save more money for our trip.
I am posting our newest family photo, I set them up in my studio and then my mom took them for us. Have a Merry Christmas.

Friday, November 03, 2006

WHEN LOVE TAKES YOU IN (by Steven Curtis Chapman)

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One Hundred Good Wishes Quilt

Join in our One Hundred Good Wishes Quilt - Bai Jia Bei

We have been participating in a block exchange with our May2006DTC group. This is the group of people that have their dossiers submitted into China the same month we do. We will most likely travel with some of these people. We have found the group to be very warm and caring, people like us aching for our special little ones. We also participate in the OHGWQ yahoo group, again this is a great loving group of people.

The Tradition of the 100 Good Wishes Quilt is to welcome and celebrate a new life, there is a tradition in the northern part of China to make a Bai Jia Bei, or "100 Good Wishes Quilt." It is a custom to invite 100 people to contribute a single square patch of cloth. The 100 patches are sewn together into a quilt that contains the luck, energy, and good wishes from all the family and friends who contributed a piece of fabric. This quilt is a special way of showing our daughter how much she was wanted before she came into our family. The wishes are printed on a card a sample of the fabric is then attached to the wish. For wishes we have recieved everything from prayers, poems, scripture to good thoughts.

We invite you to share in this special keepsake for our daughter. Please send one pre-washed 7x7 100% cotton square along with one wish(any size) with a small piece of the quilt square. Please email me at lynds@bhwi.net if you need an address. For those fellow parents adopting, we would love to contribute to your quilt as well. How special to have these "threads" through all these special little children's lives.

The photo shows a few of the many squares we have recieved. The girls are excited to check the mail each day to see what squares we have recieved. Thanks to everyone who has sent their square, hope you like ours as well.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Our blog

Thought we would add a blog to our activities. Not like we don't have enough things on our plate!! Ha! No, really we just needed a little more flexiblity than just our baby site. We will keep both, because I really like youbelong.net and it will be easier to have in China!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Our tour of CCAI

We had the opportunity to visit our awesome adoption agency on Octber 20th in Denver. We were in town to visit my cousin Jess, Kurt and their sweet little girl Claire. We wanted to have an opportunity to get photos and meet some of the great people we have worked with so far.
When we arrived and asked for a tour, the receptionist called to have someone come out. As we were waiting Joshua Zhong walked in and asked if he could help. We told him we were waiting for a tour, he replied that HE LOVED TO GIVE TOURS. So we got a very special VIP tour. I have to say they are all wonderfull at CCAI. We were so impressed with every aspect of their facility and staff.
Joshua introduced us to his wife Lily and all the staff in the office. We also were able to say hello and thank Jen for all her help with our dossier. Joshua was so cute, he loved to pose for us and told us in his Chinese accent "You call us every day until you get your baby" We of course just laughed and said we were willing to wait for our little one. If you get the chance to visit them it is well worth your time. It is very touching to see the nearly 8,000 photos on the walls of all the little ones they have brought home to thier forever families.
I would be happy to share some of these photos for those of you that can not get to CCAI in person!