Here's a picture of Kate... I thought she needed to be at the top of the blog again :) Just can't wait to get my arms around that sweet girl!
It's now day... 46! I am so ready. It's hard to see so many of the people who got referrals the same day and after us getting TAs this week. I am happy for them, but it is so hard to still be waiting for LOA. I realize that they were through the review room and that is why, but I wish that it would just be quick for everyone. No matter how long you waited before, it is so SO hard to wait once you have that picture... When I know that my sister is somewhere in China (we honestly don't even know where she is right now... other than the fact that she is in Jiangxi...) It's so hard when all I want is to go get her, yet we have to wait... and wait, not knowing when we will even be able to go get her. I know 46 days is nothing compared to the amount of time that some people have had to wait, but the hard thing is that I know that it's going to be longer. Praying that God will bless the hands touching our LOA and allow us to receive it SOON.
On another note...
I forgot (in my last post) to do the meme Amy tagged me in! Amy is one of my mom's chatty friends and I was able to meet her last month! She is such a sweet person to be around! Anyway, here it goes:
O.K. Here are the rules:
1) Link to the person who tagged you
2) Post the rules on your blog
3) Write 7 random things about yourself
4) Tag 7 people at the end of your post and link to them
5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up
1.) I am 2nd most traveled in my family (second only to my dad!) I've been to most of the big cities in the US, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, L*chtenstein (some tiny country in Europe... we actually only drove through it and stopped at a gas station there, but it sounds cool!), France, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, and China.
2.) I remember the strangest things... such as what someone was wearing on a certain day. Oh and birthdays... I always remember those. (Like... my elementary school friends who I haven't seen since like the second grade... odd and random? I know.)
3.) I've met M*ley Cy*rus in the mall. Don't really like her at all... but I still think that's kinda cool.
4.) I swam for 7 years (I stopped last year) and when I was 12, I was in the top 10 for 11-12 year old breaststrokes in North Carolina. Speaking of swimming, one of the guys who swam on my old team when I did (He is now at Texas... HOOK 'EM!) made it to the olympics!
5.) I hate soda. I never really drank it to begin with, but when I was like 11, it was my New Years Resolution to not drink any soda. Since then, I've tried it and don't like it at all!
6.) I am terrified of the ocean. Love going to the beach, hate going in the water. Ever since I was younger, I have had a fear of sharks and jelly fish. Even now, I am still scared and rarely go more than ankle deep! I also hate the dark. I cannot be the last person to go to sleep and I won't go downstairs at night. (yeah, I'm 15!)
7.) I am really bad at thinking of random stuff about myself (as you can probably see)
I know a lot of other people have already been tagged for this, so here's a few that I don't think have...
We traveled with Staci and her family back in 2006. I had talked with her long before we traveled (or knew we were going together) and we still email. Sarah Lu and AnnaClaire were so cute together in China! Now, Staci's family is going back to China for Chayah right around the time we should be getting Kate!
Lexie's family just received their referral for Karleigh Mei! Lexie is another jie jie that I have kept in touch with for awhile! She is so sweet and I can't wait to see her with her mei mei!!
Jeanette S was one of Mom's first "cyber" friends. She came with Elizabeth and visited us back in April and we had a blast! She is so sweet and funny and we just loved having her here!
Jeanette R is another one of Mom's friends. They live about 15 minutes away from us and she runs a great bow business. If you haven't already seen Sara Beth Bows, you should definitely check them out. Most of AnnaClaire's bows are from there and we just love them!
We had the blessing of meeting Keara and her mom and sister back in 2007. Keara's mei mei, Maura and AnnaClaire share the same birthday! Keara was the first friend I ever "met" through adoption. She has continued to be such a friend and I can't wait for a time when we can meet up again now that they are back in the states!
Robin is another one of Mom's friends whom we met in April. She is so sweet and we just had a blast hanging out with her and Maddy!