Saturday, December 31, 2011

What a great fortune!

I made Julia and Mike a really good Chinese dinner this evening. I made it for myself too!
But here's my fortune...

It's a ROTTEN image. But it reads: " Happy news its on its way to you."
Can I hear a LID? Please?? Match? I'll take what I can get!
Happy New Year everyone! May the year of the dragon bring lots of joy and love to you all!

Painting Day!

Well, we started the "project"! The tree is coming along... taking it slow and will post pics as it comes together. Having a WONDERFUL time with Julia and she seems to be enjoying time with Aunt Krissie and Uncle Mike.
Keep watching for updates!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Dossier in possession at CCCWA office!

We got notice that the CCCWA office has our Dossier! Now, we anxiously await to hear that we are "LID" baby! (Dossier is logged in with CCCWA) What a great New Year's blessing! Then our match should HOPEFULLY be soon to follow!
2012 is the year of the Dragon, and I believe it's going to be a VERY special year filled with lots of joy for Mike and me as well as for the other families who will be traveling to bring their little ones home!
Our niece, Julia, is coming over tomorrow to help us with a little project in Kaylah's room. So, we will be posting pics as out project comes together! I know it sounds silly, but sometimes... I just sit there in her room, in the middle of the floor... trying to imagine her giggles. Soon, right?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's OFFICIAL! OUR DOSSIER IS ON IT'S WAY TO CHINA!!!!


There are the THREE little letters that we've ALL been waiting to see!
Now I gota tell ya that i have NO earthly idea what the rest of the little characters says... but I found this on another blog and thought it was WAAAYYYY too cool not to use it! Maybe it says something like:

WHOOOP, WHOOOP
YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY!!!!

(Does her happy Christmas dance again!) Ohhh.... if ONLY you could all see!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

IN translation ;)

We received word today that our Dossier is in the translation department at CCAI. SOOO excited! It should be leaving this week for China! Then I can post our official DTC date! And hope that our Logged in Date (LID) will soon be to follow!
(Does a lil Christmas silly dance.)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dossier COMPLETE!

YEAY! Dossier paperwork and photos ALL complete! We will be heading up to Denver in the morning to turn everything in to CCAI, our wonderful adoption agency!
Our good friends, Susan, Blake and little Kye came over one evening for some FUN coloring! And it was also a great photo op! Thanks Blake for taking this great photo!!
And then we went to visit more good friends, Lara and Bryan VanBeek, and had a HOOT decorating some gingerbread men sugar cookies with Alyssa and Emme. It's always fun to see people you love and to make some great memories together!
So, the next step?? Wait for our official DTC (Dossier to China) date and then our LID (Logged in Date). Our match is soon to follow! What a blessing it's going to be to finally see little Kaylah's face! I dream about her every night and and daydream about her every day!

Monday, December 5, 2011

This Ladybug is HAPPY!

Well, I shared a FANTABULOUS happy moment with Mike this evening. I checked the mailbox and there it was. An envelope from the Department of Homeland Security with our I-797!!!! YEAYYYY!!!!!! So, I am RUNNING to the bank tomorrow to get our official copy made, notarized...then sending it off to the Colorado Secretary of State! And as soon as it gets back from THERE.... then it's off to Chicago to the Chinese Consulate's. OMG... THEN--- our DOSSIER is DONE!!!!
My Mom, Christine, came for a visit in November. We had a BALL! Got all sorts of great fabrics and made OWL pillows!
Every year, I get to have fun with with Dee, Mike's mom, at Doherty High School's annual Craft Show where we've shared spaces to sell our goodies. This year, these owl pillows were a HUGE hit! I made over $500 on pillows and handcrafted/ sculpted clay ornaments!
Here are some more owls.... they all turned out so adorable!
Not a bad deal for $15 each! I made 30 and have 5 left. I will take some close ups of the ornaments, have a few of them left to sell as well! The panda bears, holding lady bug buttons, were a huge success. I have a feeling that I'll have to make more of those!!
HUGE hugs going out to Sara and Bill, who are bonding in China with their new daughter RUBY! What a CUTIE PATOOOTIE!!!! Check out their blog over at Football & Fried Rice.
Mike's Dad, Paul (ON LEFT) had a birthday in November. We all had a fun dinner at little Italian Restaurant, Luigi's. Here he is with Sweet Swinging Al Elliott. Family nights are FUN with the Murphy's. And we were lucky to have my Mom along to enjoy the ride!
Mike and Hannah at Dinner. Hmmm both look like TROUBLE!
Soon, we will be able to have little Kaylah stand with all of the Murphy Girls! Won't THAT be FUN!?!?!?!?!?