Thursday, December 29, 2011


It's FINALLY FINALLY here!! WooHoo!! Annabeth has been fingerprinted and the prints have cleared!! Hallelujah!!! We will be leaving for China on January 4th.....VERY early in the morning. Whew!! I am not a very good morning person either. That's okay since I will be extremely excited. I may not even go to bed. We will leave out around 5:30am and arrive in China at 10:30pm on January 5th. If you figure this up, we will arrive in Beijing at 9:30am (Dothan time) on January 5. That means no bath for over a day. If you know me very well, I like my baths. I get it very honestly from my mother and we come from a long line of bathers. God has such a sense of humor. I am going to take every type of wipe possible and travel toothbrushes. I think it's the nurse in me. This is what we do for our children and I am very glad to!! I am so thankful to finally be on our way to get our little one. We are also so thankful to all of our family and friends who will be helping with our children and with our dogs. We would not be able to do this without you and are so thankful for all of your prayers and support through this. We are so excited to see what all God has planned in this and know he has some really neat people for us to meet and great things for us to experience. I feel like I am about to unwrap a very cool present. Please follow us on our Shutterfly ( The password is "seven."
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:8
 Love in Him,

Monday, December 26, 2011

Changing Directions

We have been told by several different friends online that China does not allow Blogger. Since that is the case, we are going to change directions for a few weeks and post everything on Shutterfly. We will be able to easily(hopefully) post pictures and videos and everyone can keep up with our trip in China. You can also sign our guestbook and encourage us along the way (hint hint)! 
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Have a VERY blessed New Year!
Love in Him,       

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Getting Closer!!

Just to give a quick update: We have finally been given a tentative time to travel of January 2012. We are still waiting for Immigration to issue an appointment for Annabeth to be fingerprinted in Birmingham. Once she is fingerprinted, we can GO!! We have also run into the issue of many things being closed in China around New Years. If we traveled during that time, we may be delayed. Our best bet is to leave after the new year, so we won't run into any obstacles along the way. We are sooo excited and getting our house all ready for our new little family member. What a huge blessing we are in for. Have a great day!! Love in Him,