Sunday, October 4, 2009


just for the record....
I have officially lost my marbles!

Tia and I have been playing the game Kerplunk and I lost yet again!
It has been a nice relaxing, fall weekend and a fun time to watch a movie, play games and nap!

Yesterday, I really felt like I had lost all my marbles when this
precious 80 lb., muscular baby of mine,
slammed into me full force and
knocked me flat of the ground.

I wasn't a very good sport as I lay flat on the rocks crying! Lesson of the day for my husband- Never throw the ball for the dog when your wife is standing between you two!
Well, he apologized a million times and I only have a few bruises.

Update on our adoption:

After we got our fingerprint paperwork and I -797, back I sent it to the
Sec. of State and then to the Chinese Consulate two weeks ago.
Last Monday, I was so excited to get it back! That is until I realized they were sending it back to inform me that I hadn't included something.
Details, Details!
I had forgotten to enclose a photocopy and had only included $20 instead of $25. I got this back in the mail to them on Wednesday
and hope it will come back to me this week.
Our dossier has been complete for months except for this paperwork
and we are so ready to send it to China.

Hopefully that will happen soon!
Yes, we know God's timing is perfect, but it is hard knowing you have a
little girl waiting on the other side of the world while we wait on paperwork. I'm just glad she doesn't know she is waiting, since that would be so hard on a 3 year old!
Please pray with us that God will be in the details so we can bring her home soon!

(I hope you like the new style. My daughter had been trying to get me to change it for quite some time, because She didn't like the other one, so this was her choice. Please feel free to leave comments and let her know what you think.)


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Anonymous said...

Hi Suzette,
We adopted our daughter through AWAA 3 years ago. She's from Zhejiang and I saw your post today. I only log into the group so couldn't figure out your email. Feel free to email me at
You have a beautiful family and sounds like you are close to the end of the paperchase. We are hoping to travel to Hunan for our second daughter next month.
Heidi Rens
PS. I know of 2 Zhejiang families from my agency. One just returned and the other should be traveling with me in November.

Jean said...

Thank you for the update! You are well on your way to bringing your daughter home! 3 yrs old is so cute- Anna is our daily entertainment!
I am so excited for you!! Sorry about the returned mail- must have been a bit of a let down!

Jean said...

Okay I have to tell your sweet daughter that the green might be clashing just a titch. Keep working with it!!

BTW what is you darling daughter's name?

Suzette said...

Thank you Jean, those were my thoughts exactly, but I told her I would try this background for a little while. The green and blue just don't go well together. Guess I will try another one. I see so many blogs I really like, but I'm not paying for one since I trying to save! Her name is Tia and our next one will be Lia. She is so ready for a sister!