Lily, John Christopher and Maddie
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Lily, John Christopher and Maddie
Posted by Margaret M at 6:27 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2007
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Friday, December 28, 2007
Our family, we sent this pic to Graeme
Posted by Margaret M at 9:53 AM
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Thursday, December 27, 2007
Posted by Margaret M at 3:10 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
We are so excited to report that we have PA or prior approval. It is a small step in what is the next phase of our adoption. It means that the China Center for Adoption Affairs acknowledges our desire to adopt Graeme and will now move our paperwork to the appropriate place to be matched with his. The letter is dated 12/25/07. Someone wants our son home soon because we seem to be on the fast track so far. I hope it continues. For those of you keeping track, our info is Log in Date 4-20-07
Medical Checklist to our Agency 10-18-07
Date of Referral 12-11-07
Letter of Intent 12-17-07
Prior Approval 12-25-07
I couldn't ask for anyting better. I have tons of Christmas pics to post as soon as I can. Lily is in a wedding in few days and we are having a ball with family and friends. Life is so good!
Posted by Margaret M at 8:35 PM
Sunday, December 23, 2007
John Christopher was driving the train cookie cutter through the flour!
Posted by Margaret M at 6:30 AM
Friday, December 21, 2007
We are waiting again and it is so much harder with Graeme's sweet face looking at us from the pictures. I think of him often throughout the day but most intensely first thing in the morning when he is going to bed and last thing at night when he is beginning his day. I pray for him to be happy and healthy until we can bring him home. We thought we would most likely travel in May. However, April 2007 paperwork is beginning to move quicker so it could be anytime from March to May. We of course want him home as soon as possible. Wes, Lily and I are in Louisiana for the holidays and are having a wonderful time with family. Lily has loved playing with her 2 year old cousin and I am hoping this is preparing her a little more for Graeme. We are currently waiting for PA which is prior approval and then we will wait for LOA which is letter of acceptance. There is a family in China right now that adopted a little girl from Graeme's orphanage. I e-mailed them as they are visiting the orphanage tomorrow. I am hoping that they get to see him and maybe even take a picture of him. The referral pictures that we have are months old and I would love to see a newer picture. Their daughter seems to be transitioning well which is such a blessing. We hope that their trip will be a safe one. All I want for Christmas is a new picture of our SON!
Posted by Margaret M at 8:55 PM
Sunday, December 16, 2007
We received our final gift from our CCAI secret pal and we got to find out who are pal was for the swap. THANK YOU Grant, Janelle and Chloe Wise. I did my best to not find out who you were so I was totally surprised when I got the last package!!! I also cried when I opened and pulled out the Columbia pull over and socks....the first clothes officially purchased for Graeme!! We love the vehicles and ball. It really is strange to have boy toys in the house. We also loved the books, earrings and photo book. The only thing not pictured is Lily's book. She has called it her homework and carried it everywhere since we opened the package last night. This has been the most amazing experience. I love their blog too...www.wisetales.blogspot.com. Chloe is just precious. Words just don't seem adequate. THANK YOU, THANK YOU AND THANK YOU!
Posted by Margaret M at 3:34 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I haven't posted much since we got the news. We are excited and shocked to say the least!!! My Mom put together the following to show what we have all been up to the last few days! Enjoy! Wes, Margaret and Lily are at http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1414903219
Then there is Lily and her cousin John Christopher....Lily's favorite http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1408368619 Next, my sister, Jodi and her family http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1415182482 Last but certainly not least are Granny Mary and Papa Jim http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1407667961.
As you can see, we have all been pretty busy celebrating Graeme. We can't wait until he is home to dance with us all. Have a wonderful day!!!
Posted by Margaret M at 5:06 AM
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007
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Monday, December 3, 2007
Thank you CCAI secret pal!!! It has been a crazy week and we just checked mail for last week. I think your gift sat at the post office for a few days! Sorry to just now be posting. Lily loves her advent calendar and is more interested in opening the doors than eating the candy…not like her mother at all. I love my James Taylor CD and the candles. I listened to the CD all day yesterday while getting things done around the house. It really put me in the mood for Christmas. Thanks also for the sweet toy for our baby. We can’t wait for that referral but your gifts are helping the wait go by quickly.
Posted by Margaret M at 6:03 AM