Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Yes, folks our TA has arrived!!!!!!

What a great Christmas gift!!!!

I am crazy happy!!! and over-joyed and so very thankful....

Thankful to our amazing God....and His perfect timing!!!

Thankful to my family and friends and my new bloggy friends who have prayed for peace and patience as I waited for this moment to arrive!!!

Wow....I still can't believe it!!!

We are going to China!!!!!

We are REALLY going!!!!  (insert one happy momma dancing for joy!!!!!)

We are hoping to be on a plane FOR CHINA on January 15th.
Our case worker (who btw, is awesome!!) is working on our Consulate Appointment. We should know for sure by early next week.....then I can book our tickets!!!!! Yeah!!!!

This is one thrilled momma!!!

Hang on Avery....we're almost there!!!

(Notice how Shea just HAD to get into the picture....
She just couldn't let this be about Avery and Mommy....
I'm thinking this is a glimpse of things to come!!!!)

"I will bless the name of the Lord at ALL times;
His praise will ALWAYS be on my lips."
Ps 34:1


  1. Oh, Chris - doing the happy dance for you!! You made my heart smile today! I love all the TAs that came:) And Avery will be home for Chinese New Year!



  2. Chris, I have bookmarked your blog and will be praying for a safe and smooth trip to China. What a wonderful Christmas gift!

  3. Oh my! What wonderful news! Just wrote about another TA and now I must post yours too! Prayers of the saints! Yippee Jesus! We will keep praying!

  4. Congrats Chris!!! And Stefanie got hers today too! Maybe you will be in China together! That would be soooo cool! God is so good! I am rejoicing with you!

    Love, Lisa Schilling

  5. How Exciting!!! What a great Christmas it will be knowing you will soon be holding your little girl in your arms.
    I know I most likely don't even need to say this, but Have a Very Merry CHRISTmas!!!

  6. Chris!
    What a wonderful gift for Christmas! One I am sure you will tell to Avery MANY, MANY times!!
    Merry Christmas to all of you!
    Jill from The Glen

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Oh, I wish I could get on that January 15th plane with you!!! Still holding out for a miracle!!

    Thanks for your note. I used Flickr's "Create" feature to do those frames on the pics today!!!

    MERRY MERRY Christmas! Do you have snow like we do! At least 10" out there now, and another 10+ on it's way! WooHoo!!


  8. Thrilled for you! I am very homesick for China right now so your trip will be PERFECT for a little blog stalking :)

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  9. TA!!!!!!!!! woooo hooooo !
    I cant wait to follow your jouney!!

  10. Congratulations! What a Christmas miracle! I can't wait to follow your journey!

  11. Great news! Enjoy the trip!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy for 15 Months