Sunday, January 31, 2010

An Addition for our Addition

On this episode of Extreme Makeover Bella Addition:

Who's crazy idea was it to begin a construction project 
this close to travel approval?



Bedroom for Little Sister and Den!

Friday, January 29, 2010

A Squirrel's Tail

How to evict a squirrel:

There used to be an annoying squirrel 
living in our attic above our bedroom.
He drove me crazy every night scratching at 3:00 AM.

He stole the food out of the trap.

We searched for his point of entry 
and could not find one.
We did find lots of walnut shells 
hidden away up there.

It turns out the squirrel did me a big favor. 

He was trying to tell me something.

He was saying 
"your attic 
will make a perfect bedroom 
for Tian Tian!"

Thursday, January 28, 2010

There are always signs to guide us in the right direction

Could this really be Ava's new sister?
Read the writing on the wall... 
Do you see it?

Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are causally 
unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner. 

To count as a synchronicity, the events should be unlikely to occur together by 

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lady In Red

Lovely Miss Ava Rose...

...sitting on the Rolling Ridge Red Couch
( which is located in our living room, not the White Swan Hotel )

...dressed and ready for the FCC Chinese New Year party

...wearing her dress from China


2010: Year Of The Tiger

what a beautiful cake and it tasted good too

Dragon Dance

Cousins having fun

lucky little sister Tian Tian has a
very special big sister waiting for her

Happy Chinese New Year

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Our Adoption Timeline:

Begin Home Study:
August 10, 2009
Liu Chun Tian
Referral Photos:
August 19, 2009
Letter Of Intent:
August 24, 2009
September 2, 2009
(in 9 days)
Home Study Completed:
October 5, 2009
I-800A Sent:
October 6. 2009
Immigration Approval:
November 19, 2009
(in 45 days)
Dossier To China:
December 18, 2009
Log In Date:
December 31, 2009
(in 13 days)
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Letter Of Approval:
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I-800 Sent:
I-800 Approval:
Cabled 4-7-2010
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Picked Up 5-4-2010
Travel Approval:
Leaving On A Jet Plane:
June 12, 2010
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American Citizenship:
July 4th, 2010