Sunday, January 17, 2010

We're here!!!!

We finally checked into our room this afternoon at around 4:30pm!!!!!

It is a nice big room.....lots of space for a little girl to play!!! ;)

Our guide, Emma, is great!!!  After we settled in, she took us to the grocery store so we could purchase snacks and water.  I stocked up with M&M's and lollipops...hopefully I can begin to win Avery over with these goodies!

It is nice to be back here on Shamain Island....lots has changed, but there still is quite a bit of familiarity....

We ate dinner at Lucy's and guess who we met there?????  Stefanie, Asher, & Vivi! (from Ni Hao Y'all)  Oh my, that sweet little baby is even cuter in person!!!  Tomorrow we are hoping to run into "Our Family" at the Civil Affairs office....can't wait to meet them and their daughter Abby!!! 

We are all pretty tired....hoping to get a good night's rest for the big day - 'Avery Day' !!!!

Just think, tomorrow we will finally be with our her!!!  Wow!!!

Please keep us in your prayers.....


  1. Our church and family will be praying for you. I am looking forward to meeting your little Avery at our family gathering our even sooner.


  2. Scott and the girlsJanuary 17, 2010 at 8:14 AM

    So glad that you've made it to destination after your "detour"! That'll make for extra good memories. Bretta says hi and we've fallen in love with her, she is wondeful. 2 of our 3 cats are good buds already but Gia hasn't been seen since Thursday. I think she's our scaredy cat! We are so excited for the amazing day ya'll will have tomorrow. Praise God!


  3. Oh boy, oh boy!! You can't go wrong with M&Ms and lollipops, I'd go home with you too!! I don't know how you are going to get any sleep, hopefully exhaustion takes over so you can get a little! What a great network you have with the other adoptive parents, I'm sure that's comforting. Our prayers are with you today for a smooth transition. Love yall! Can't wait!!!!

  4. Chris, Dave & Faith,
    We are so excited for all of you to finally be with Avery and we know that God will bless your lives richly through that little girl. We can't wait to meet the newest member of your family. Our prayers are with you!!
    Jamie, Seth & Nina

  5. Can't wait to hear about your meeting Avery. That is neat that you got to meet Stephanie, Asher and Vivi.

    Prayers are with you.

  6. Woot Woot! I will be praying for Avery and your sweet family! Can't wait to for your Avery post!!! hugs!

  7. Chris,
    Exciting times! Praying for you, your family, and precious Avery!

  8. YEAH! You are safely there! Just read on Stefanie's blog that she was so excited to see YOU at Lucy's! What fun to hook up with other families! That Vivi is a darling! Now, I am praying for you as you prepare to meet your new baby girl!!!!

  9. Heather - San DiegoJanuary 17, 2010 at 5:22 PM

    Keep up the pics Chris - We love looking at them!! My family is all watching your blog, waiting to see your new little one!! Get a good night sleep - tomorrow you meet your new babylove. :) Heather (San Diego)

  10. My prayers are with you on this journey. We can plan all we want but God is always in control. I can't hardly wait to here the news when you actually have Avery.

    Blessings on your Journey

  11. So glad that you're there and settled in! Praying that your meeting with Avery goes well. We're all so excited for you! I'm glad you got to meet up with Stefanie, Asher and Vivi!
    I'm glad you're able to post to the blog from China too!
    Can't wait to see tomorrow's update with pics of Avery!
    Jen & family

  12. AHHHHHHHHH!!! SO flippin excited for you to meet your precious Avery tomorrow!!!! Cannot wait!! I am lifting you up right now - praying for health and for one little girl's heart to be prepared and open to her new family! And praying for Shea at home too! May she know & understand that your love only GROWS with each child!!

  13. Oh how I cannot wait to see you tomorrow with your precious Avery! How cool that you got to see Stephanie, Asher and Vivi. It's killin me you all are so close and yet so far!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,