Saturday, November 27, 2010


This is Sasha's favorite doll
 Sasha named her "Xiao Sasha Jade"
(xiao means 'little')
Sasha asks me for her Xiao Sasha Jade 
when she is tired and wants to go to bed,
she sings "ah ah baby" to her and rocks her to sleep.
Sasha is so loving and affectionate to all of us,
It was clear she was given a lot of love in China
before she joined our family.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


What could be better than...
Together for Thanksgiving
 Just hanging around
Creating a masterpiece
 Swirling and twirling
Being silly together

Stepping outside the box
Hard at work in the kitchen
Muncle asleep on the couch
Sharing a wonderful 
Thanksgiving meal
Who's going to do all these dishes?

Monday, November 08, 2010

One Year Brings One More

Chicago 2009

And then...Chicago 2010 !

Finally, you became our sister
Our family is now complete
We’ve been blessed with your angel eyes
And your dancing, busy feet!
Together forever, our lives intertwined
This we do solemnly vow
What pride we feel, as our joy we share
You're our sister now!


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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)
~Happy New Year~
Letter Of Approval:
(in 74 days)
I-800 Sent:
I-800 Approval:
Cabled 4-7-2010
Article 5
Picked Up 5-4-2010
Travel Approval:
Leaving On A Jet Plane:
June 12, 2010
Forever Family Day:
American Citizenship:
July 4th, 2010