We put the girls to bed and on a sunday night they are always well rested and not wanting to go to bed. We could hear them upstairs talking and laughing and then the quiet came after about 30 minutes. I went up just now to check on them and they have since moved to our bed and were laying with about 15 stuffed animals at the foot of our bed all cuddled up. Too cute!!!! Now I get to out them back in their beds and all their stuffed animals to bed as well. Fun!!
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