Friday, October 31, 2008


WE GOT IT!!!!!!!! OUR LOA HAS ARRIVED AT OUR AGENCY!!!!!!!! What an incredible feeling. I will now always love Halloween. We are hoping for travel near the end of Dec. ,early January. Sierra, we are coming!!!!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Yesterday was a very difficult day. I came home from school in the morning because I was sick. I was not so sick that I could not check the computer. I found out that many LOAs had arrived, but not mine. Luckily my new, good friend Joy's did. She has been waiting a long time also and I am thrilled for her. We had hoped to travel together ( she is with the same agency ) but that probably will not happen now. If the rainbow I saw brought her her LOA than I am happy. She has given me an amazing amount of support through this ordeal and I don't know what I would do without her.
My agency said they will write to the CCAA and try to find out what is going on. I can't imagine not going before Christmas but that now is a possibility. I never believed that Sierra would not be home for Christmas but what is, is what is. Continue all your prayers and good wishes. there is always next week!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


What a beautiful fall we have been having. I will try and post some pictures maybe tonight of the colors. But today around 4:20 there was the most beautiful rainbow here in NY. Rainbows are good omens in my life so I am thinking LOA!!!!! When nature is trying hard to decide whether to rain or be sunny whamo...... ther's a rainbow with every color you can imagine. Only God could produce something so beautiful. I was at school in our afterschool program so I was able to share it with a bunch of kids .Better yet!!!! I found this picture a while back, of a rainbow in China. I hope to see one there when we go!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Weekend camping!!

It's kind of nice having a day off in the midddle of the week. Today there is no school. We go back tomorrow and then have off on Monday. We are going camping for the long weekend. We go to a place that is only about 35 minutes from home. But it feels like hundreds of miles. It has a small lake so I will bring my kayak. I love kayaking in the fall. It's just the best. David will join us Sat. night after his football game. I hate missing games but this will be the only one this year. I also need to get away and enjoy some quality time with my husband.
The wait for the LOA continues. The last we heard from our agency is that there is somewhat of a slow down in paperwork. China will give them no timetable. So now we have no expectations of when we will go. I am still hoping for Nov. but one never knows when waiting on the CCAA. All I know is that the phone call will be one of the happiest moments in my life!!! Have a great weekend everyone!!!