We have been camping at Rincon beach in Ventura CA. It is a beautiful beach and we camped here for the first time a year ago when we were waiting for Finley. It is so cool to have her here at the beach a year ago we wrote her name in the sand. We are having a great time and are camping with Kevins brothers family. I am posting all this to my blog by emailing on my iPhone so the pictures are poor quality and the format is off and I can only email one picture at a time so each picture shows up as it's own post so thats annoying but at least I can post on the go. So here are a few pictures I took with my phone.
Rancho Cucamonga, Southern California, United States
I am Christy and am married to my amazing high school sweetheart Kevin. We have 2 active hockey playing boys, Ethan age 14 and Owen age 12. We adopted our first beautiful daughter Mia from China on May 21, 2007 and we adopted our beautiful second daughter, Finley from northern China on January 24, 2011. Finley and Mia are 5 and 6 years old and less than a year apart and get along great! We just brought home our newest beautiful daughter, Emery who was born April 6, 2011 in Yunnan China. She arrived home on June 27 2012 and is doing amazing! Our family lives in Southern California where Kevin is a retired police officer now working part time as our Short-Term Mission Coordinator at our church and I am a part time Educational psychologist. We love our Lord Jesus Christ and we strive to make him the center of our family! This blog is to document our life as an active family of 7!!!
5-19-10: ADOPTION DECISION!
5-21-10: Application to Nightlight
5-21-10: Home Study info mailed
6-8-10: First homestudy visit
7-14-10- Saw Finley's picture
7-15-10- Reviewed her File
7-20-10- Sent LOI
7-23-10- Received PA
8-6-10- Sent I800A
8-24-10- I800A Approval
9-3-10- Dossier To China DTC
9-7-10- Log In Date (LID)
10-25-10- Letter of Approval (LOA)
11-16-10- I800 Approval
11-24-10- NVC Cable
11-26-10- US Consualte Article 5 Drop off
12-9-10- Article 5 Pick Up
12-10-10- File at CCAA waiting for TA
1-24-11- Finley in our arms forever
2-4-11- Back home in California