Thursday, April 14, 2011

Travel Dates

Brycie will fly out of OKC on Friday, May 6, be reunited with Gianna on Monday, May 9, and they will fly home together on Saturday, May 21.  Thank you, Jesus!!

She plans to blog the adoption trip.  We hope you'll follow along!

Here are some new pictures courtesy of Auntie Mui.  They went to a beautiful tea garden.

Gianna (in glasses her teacher, Li Ying, bought her) and Portia

Li Ying and Gianna.  Li Ying and Mui hope to travel with Gianna to Guangzhou for "gotcha day."

Mui, Mui's former student, Mui's parents, Portia, Mui's former student's daughter, and Gianna Francesca JiYing

Trees in the shape of animals from the Chinese zodiac

Precious Portia

Monday, April 4, 2011


We received our travel approval today - less than 2 weeks after our Article 5 was issued!  We hope that Brycie will leave for China either May 6 or May 13.  Gianna Francesca JiYing, you are coming HOME soon!!  We love you, precious angel!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Chinese New Year Celebration 2011 - Year of the Rabbit

On February 12, 2011, we attended the Central Oklahoma Families with Children from China New Year Celebration at a local Chinese restaurant.  We were delighted to spend some time with Clare's Godparents, Kent and Paige.  We also had a wonderful visit with Amy Eldridge.  As most of you know Amy is the Executive Director of Love Without Boundaries and was instrumental in our adoption of both Clare and Gianna.  When you look into Amy's heart, you can truly see "love without boundaries."  It is such a blessing to be able to interact with other adoptive families.  

Paige and Brycie

The little African girl enjoying some Chinese food.

Sweet little Mary

Immaculée from the Congo and her new friend, Abree, from Ghana

The Chinese Dragon Dance

Abree, Angela, and Bria

Amy & Clare & TJ peeking

Clare, Amy & TJ

We got ya, Joe!  Now, there's a pre-teen who doesn't want his picture taken!!

Paige and Jim

Amy and her beautiful daughter, Anna

Paige and Mary

Kent and precious Alice

Harris and Hutson

Pretty Lili from Beijing and her mama, Christine