Thursday, March 26, 2009

Praising God!!

We are officailly purchasing our airfare today! God has been so good to us and we have the money for our airfare. We have recieved a covenant loan for a total of 6000 which is covering our travel fees and airfare. We are still praying for the rest of the money we need which is about 7000 for the orphanage donation fee and legal fees. I know that it is sooooo much money to be in need of at this time. The reason that we need so much money is because the travel fees with our agency is at least 2 times more expensive than when we adopted Jordyn. We are also saving money and I am working extra shifts at the hospital and I am sending out letters to all our family and friends. I know that God has opened the doors for us to bring home Jailynn and I know that He is faithful and will provide for our family. Please keep us in your prayers! We will travel on April 29th to Los Angelas and then to Bejing! Here is our Itenerary:
Tentative group travel schedule:

4/30 - Depart U.S.
5/1 - Arrive in Beijing
5/2 - Beijing Tour
5/3 - Fly to your province
*If you skip Beijing you must be in your province by 5/2 *
5/4 – Gotcha Day!
5/9 - Fly to Guangzhou on the morning
5/12 - AC appointment
5/13 - Family goes to AC to pick up passport with visa and take oath in the afternoon5/14 – Earliest you can depart from China

Hold on Jailynn...we are coming soon!!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Care Package to Jailynn

We are sending this really big care package to Jailynn. She is getting pj's, dolls, books, colors, blanket, and paint set, and candies. I am also sending camera's and hope to get pictures. The littel girl standing next to Jailynn is getting one outfit, doll, book, and blanket. She is also Jailynn and Jordyn's little friend and I just wanted to send her something special too.

Our Travel Dates are set for April 30th! We are going on the 30th to bring home Jailynn! I am so excited to know that this time this is it. Next week I will drive to Houston and get our Visa's. I may be going with just Me, Jordyn, and Anna. Then, I have to file paperwork for just one parent going to China. I am so sad to go without Tim, but then he can stay home and take care of the house, dogs, and other kiddos. The most important thing is just bringing home Jailynn. We also got update measurements on Jailynn:
I got you yu`s update measurements this afternoon ,below is the detail:
height :114cm
weight :17.3kg She wieghs 38 lbs!
feet :17.5cm
head :49.5cm
chest :52cm

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

One of those days!

Today has definately been one of those days! A day where nothing seems to have gone right. I had a bright idea on Saturday to rescue a puppy from the shelter because I had a momentary laps of reason. JonMarc has been asking for a puppy for the longest time and I think I was tired of hearing him ask. I found a cute australion shepherd mix at a shelter close to Fort Worth. It was quite a long drive but I thought it would be worth it to get go for the drive. The adoption fee was very low. That should have sounded an alarm right there. We saw the puppy and thought he was to adorable to pass up and adopted him. The shelter was a little dirty and the animals were not kept in very clean kennels. Another alrm should have went off. He had his vaccinations and so I assumed he was healthy. Everything seemed to be going well. The kids adore him and he is a sweet little guy. Then today, I noticed he had lost some weight and was not eating or drinking. The poor baby is sick with parvo. I have been giving him imodium and pedialyte and praying that he makes it. Parvo is the worse thing ever for little puppies and the smell is horrible. I am up all night nursing this poor baby to health and praying for him to make it. My kids will be sooo upset if he doesn't make it. Please pray for this little baby. The other part of this story is that we also have a cat with a broken leg that is not healing well. I was just at the Vet office with our kitty and found out that his leg has to be amputated. At the worse possible time when I am trying to save, save, save money to bring Jailynn home. The cats leg is not healing properly and will never function at all and has to be taken off. Poor Kitty, Poor puppy, oh and Poor Me! So what more can go wrong? The washing machine has decided to flood on every rinse cycle, that is what else can go wrong for me. I am not complaining. I am thankful that I am off work for the next 2 days to deal with the kitty, puppy, and washer. Just keeping it real.
God is always so Good. I did get an update on Jailynn from the orphanage. We are sending her a care package this week and Susan from Red Thread Adoption Gifts sent me an update:
You yu is in preschool and lives in school ,she will be back to the orphange when she has no classes ! Also You yu is doing very well with her school too.
So it is a small update but encouraging to hear bout my darling. I did not know that children can live at a school. I was suprised that she is not in a foster home like Jordyn was. I hope to find out more soon and have some pics of her care package and of her!
We are still praying for God's provision and waiting to hear our updated travel dates. Until then, keep praying!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Looks Like May and Ice Skating fun!

Well, I am pretty sure we will go in May. I am disappointed and sad for Jailynn, but maybee in the end I will see that it is for the best. We need to save more money and raise morw money. ALso, the extra time will give me more time to get my house ready and her room ready. I hope to paint and decorate her room. I am just going to focu on everything I need to do to get ready. Then, I will be less stressed and feel much better. I am also sending a care package to her on Friday so she will know that we are coming and we are thinking of her.

I finally got more of our Christmas pictures developed so her they are:

Grand Baby Phoenix
Amanda Concentrating Hard on Skating

Anna Loves to Ice Skate!

JonMarc is having fun!
Grandson Hayden loved going Ice skating

Jordyn was a natural at skating and loved it!

Noah wanted in on the action too!

Do you think they are related by any chance?

Anna chasing down the runaway baby. and my sweetie!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Still Praying for a Miracle

I am still waiting and praying for a miracle that we can travel on March 26th. We have limited window of time to make the decision (by Monday at the latest) in order to keep the consulate appointment. I know that with God all things are possible and I am not giving up yet. The worst case will be that we have to postpone until May. If that happens, I am going to send Jailynn the biggest and best care package possible with toys, candy, and clothes> I am going to send her a letter so she knows that we are still coming, and that we are thinking of her everyday. I am also going to send her new pictures of her family and of Jordyn. I am also going to go into nesting mode and paint and decorate her room. Preparing myself this Way will help me to overcome the devastation of having to wait another 6-8 weeks. I know that it will go by fast, but I just feel like it will be forever away and more waiting. I am so ready to be on the plane and on our way to bringing her home. I believe that a lot can change in the next few days and God can do a miracle. So I will keep waiting, hoping, praying, and believing. Please pray for us and pray for Jailynn.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

We Have Our Travel Dates!

We have our travel Dates to Leave on March 26th! I am happy to know that we have these dates. In order to confirm the dates we have to purchase our airfare in the next 2 days. I am praying for a miracle that our funds come in on time in order to purchase our airfare. Right now at this moment in time, we do not have the money available, yet. I am praying that the money comes in because if it doesn't, then the worst case scenario is that we have to push our travel dates back until May. I know that we should already have this money saved up, I know that there are alot of reasons why it is not there and it should be. All I can say is that everything happens for a reason, and I am praying and trusting God that we will provide a way where there seems to be no way. I am trusting God for a miracle that only He can provide. I am very sad that the money is not in the bank account right now, I am sad that things have happened that has been unavoidable. I will be very sad if we have to push back our travel dates. Not sad for me, but sad for Jailynn. All I can do is pray and wait for God to move a mountain for us. Please pray for our family and for Jailynn. Please pray that God will provide for us the money we need for our airfare and pray that our travel will not be delayed.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Jordyn's Memories of Jailynn

This is a picture of Jordyn and Jailynn together at the orphanage. This is one of the first pictures that we saw of Jailynn and it was taken by a family on a heritage visit with their two daughters. One of their daughters is from the same orphanage as Jordyn which is how they met Jordyn. During the visit, Jordyn showed the family her photo album that we sent to her, to show off her new family. Jordyn was very happy to show off her book and that she had a family waiting for her in America. The family took pictures of Jordyn and Jailynn together and then looked for Jordyn's family once they were back in America. I am not sure how they found us but it was such a blessing and joy to get to see the pictures of Jordyn in the orphanage. We were still waiting to bring her home at that time. Now, I am good friends with this family and I have heard how the girls were like two peas in a pod at the orphanage. They played together and ran around like they owned the place.
Now, I want to share some of Jordyn's memories of Jailynn and their time together:
Jordyn told me that their favorite thing to do was to play outside in the mud when it was raining.
Their favorite game to play was Mommy and Daddy, and Baby. Jordyn was the Mommy and Jailynn was the baby.
Jordyn said that once she was sick with bumps ll over her and she was not allowed to be around the babies or Jailynn (sounds like she had the Chicken Pox). She had to stay in a room with an elderly person and Jailynn kept looking for her everywhere and was very upset that she could not find her. Jordyn said that finally when she was getting better Jailynn saw her and said "AHA!! There you are!" Then, the nurse let them play together.
I love to hear Jordyn tell me her stories and she has alot of stories to tell. I can just imagine the two girls together and the mischief they could get into. I imagine that Jailynn is a spicy girl alot like Jordyn and how fun it will be to have them together again, finally.

Jailynn's 1st Thanksgiving

My GuestBook

Hi! I am glad you are visiting my blog! Please sign my guestbook or leave me a comment. It will mean so much to me, Jordyn and Jailynn!

The rest of our family

In case anyone was curious: Here are som pictures of my oldest son, Joey and his family. Joey and Kym have three children: my beloved grandbabies: Hayden 4yrs old, Noah 22 months old, and Phoenix 9 months old. We have been helping Joey and Kym get on their feet and they have been living with us since December. They are now able to get their own place and will move out in April. I will miss them and miss the babies. I will just have to babysit!

God Is Awesome!



I am Praising God tonight because He has Heard my cries and answered my prayers. We have recieved a generation donation from a wonderful family toward our fund raising efforts. We have also recieved generous donations from wonderful people through this website and through Jailynn's Prayer. So far, the total fundraising has reached a total of $4000!!!!!!!! Thank you! Thank You! Thank you to everyone for helping us to bring Jailynn home! We are hoping to travel sometime this month and still need to raise money. I know that God is providing for our family through the unselfish and generous giving from special and wonderful people like you!

We have our LOA!!

Lilypie Waiting to adopt Ticker

Happy Holidays!

Happy Halloween (a little late)

Our Fun At the Texas State Fair

Amanda's Party!

Jordyn and Amanda's Birthday Party