Chinamom Adventures

An Adoption Journey

The Gift

  • For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
  • For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
  • If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9

Happy Birthday Sophie

Lilypie 2nd Birthday Ticker

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

Dear Family and Friends,

Life is so very busy this month and I expect it will be for the next couple of months as Sophie and I prepare to move! Yes! My offer on the condo was accepted by the bank and I am now in the midst of sorting and de-cluttering and packing my once spacious apartment (sound familiar Kim??) -it was spacious pre-Sophie, now every room has baby gear in it!

Everything is going well so far with preparing for the closing - we are ahead on schedule with the timeline set out in the offer. The only thing that could throw a wrench in it is if the foreclosure deed is not filed in time (there is a high volume in the land court due to the large number of foreclosures in the Commonwealth). But I will turn it over to the Lord and He will make it happen in His own time.

I don't have any new pictures of Sophie down loaded right now - it seems my camera is lost in the clutter that is my sorting system! As soon as I can lay my hands on it, I will add pictures.

Yesterday Sophie went to a new day care for the day. My sister and her family are on vacation and I wasn't able to get all the time off I needed. My good friend, Roberta, who is director of the day care at my church, allowed Sophie to go there as a drop in baby. I think Sophie had a fabulous time! She didn't want to leave! I think having all the other kids to play with exhausted her because she slept straight though the night and I don't think she changed positions more than twice!! I'm off on Monday but will take her back there next Tuesday.

That's all for now - I need to run to the bank before is closes.

Chinamom and Sophie

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Does she look like a boy???

Dear Family and Friends,

I was so excited about the condo in my earlier post that I forgot to post this tidbit...

I was at the grocery store tonight waiting to check out. Sophie was in the cart, bare foot and wearing a onesie with pink flowers and pink trim on the sleeves are neck. Granted she wasn't wearing any shorts but she's only 19 months old - give the girl a break.

Anyway, the woman in front of us starting talking to her and said "Isn't he handsome!" I don't get it! The baby was wearing PINK! I can't tell you how many times people tell me what a cute little boy I have!


Chinamom and Sophie

So many new things....

Dear Family and Friends,

I have been meaning to write but can't seem to find the time or energy these days.

We went to look at a condo last Tuesday, in the same town where my brother and sister live with their families. I liked what I saw and went back with my brother and brother in law on Thursday. I put in an offer and it was accepted!

I am so blessed! The bank has approved my loan and if everything else falls into place, I should close next month!

It's a large townhouse (nearly 2000 square feet) on 4 levels. There is a garage and finished room in the basement. The next level is the living room (with fireplace), the kitchen with dining area, half bath with laundry hookup and a large deck off the dining room. The next level has 2 bedrooms (both large) and full bath. Above that is a finished loft that could eventually be converted into a third bedroom. It needs updating but nothing that has to be done right away. Just needs a good cleaning and we will work on the rest when time and money permit.

Sophie will have a HUGE yard to play in and since it's an end unit that faces the woods, there is plenty of parking with this particular unit.

Sophie is growing. Has two more teeth coming in which give her a difficult time but she seems happy and is very healthy.

Piggy tails - or as Uncle Randy calls them - her antenna.

Watching a little Disney!

Whoa pony!


Chinamom and Sophie