We just returned from a week at Pine Cove Family Camp, it is by far one of our favorite weeks in our year. “Pine Cove exists to be used by God to transform the lives of people for His purposes and His glory”, and it does just that! We spent the week growing closer to Him and to each other. […]
DEFEAT. It was one of those days, everyone was crabby, frustrated, sad, mad and tired. Days like that make me want to hop back in bed and just start over. Its true what they say about having a baby, you will forget the labor and delivery, the long sleepless nights, the hard days…you forget right up until you are head to […]
…(except) I know exactly when I’ll be home again! This crazy crew will be Texas bound in 14 short hours! Then its 21.5 LONG hours on 3 different planes until we are home! So that pained sound you just made as you read that is a sign that we need LOTS and LOTS of prayers, please! Pray that the girls are all content and able to get some sleep on the flight! Pray for Jay and I to be patient with our three sweet girls…and each other! Our time here has been great, but one can only take so much time in a hotel room with two toddlers! We are ready to be home, in our own space, with rules, boundaries and my bed…oh, my bed! We land in Houston at 8:18pm on November 15th (Flight UA789)…seeing as how China is 14 hours ahead of Texas, we will be ready for lunch when we get home! (and by lunch I mean Chuys!) We would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to hug your neck, so come see us and meet the newest Motley. And if the airport is too far…meet us back at our house for Chuys (seriously, someone needs to pick up lunch, I mean dinner!) The rules are the same as with Amelia…you can blow Emma kisses, smile real cheesy, talk in a baby voice…but so help me if you try to pick her up, feed her 0r bathe her, I will have to hurt you. Baby […]
We had our appointment at the US Consulate this morning…it was quick and painless. Now we just wait for them to get Emma’s visa in her passport so we can come home! Just like with Amelia, the moment Emma steps foot on US soil she becomes a US citizen!
I’m not huge on character stuff, but I had to have these because not only are the girls Frozen crazy, they say Family Forever! I love these sweet girls!
We’re getting creative in our hotel room…we get a little exercise and the girls love it!
I have so much to say, I really do. So much to tell you about the miracle we have witnessed in our precious baby girl in just 7 days, but my words are failing me and in the moments that sweet Emma is napping or sleeping, I am busy loving on my older two, busy enjoying our blip of time […]
My apologies for not sending more updates, after our first day in Hefei, I struggled to get on my blog or Facebook…we arrived in Guangzhou last night and we are well connected here so I promise to update soon! We will spend the next week here getting Emma’s medical done and visa for the US completed. We are leaving now to go […]
Emma’s adoption was finalized this morning! We are completely in love with her!
Baby girl is passed out, so I have a minute to post more pictures. She is doing SO GREAT! She seems comfortable with me, she is taking in the girls a little at a time and she likes Jay from across the room at the moment. I feel like we are in a dream!