Saturday, July 30, 2011

ellie updates

We're 2 months into the LOA wait, while also working on renewing our i800a! We were fingerprinted last week, so we are getting there! We are ready to bring home our sweet girl! Every night at dinner, AnnaClaire and Kate alternate praying. And every night, the prayer goes something like this,

"Dear God, thank you for this food and our family. Please watch over Ellie as she waits in China. Please don't let her cry when Mommy and Daddy fly on the big airplane to China and she goes into their arms. Please keep her safe. In Jesus name I pray, amen."

Needless to say, they are very excited.

All three girls really are. They talk about her all the time. They tell people about her. They have her pictures in their rooms.

I don't know if Charlie quite gets it. :)

Just look at this sweet girl...

What's not to love?!
Sorry I've been MIA for so long. I just got back from a missions trip to Costa Rica (which was AMAZING!!!!) and have been so very busy with getting ready for college and trying to enjoy every last moment of my summer before I go! I leave on SATURDAY... a week from today. Which is just crazy!!! But we're having a great summer! Lots of time has been spent at the pool and swimming beach, and Mom has been loving doing Ellie shopping, too! Hopefully it won't be too much longer...


Football and Fried Rice said...

Phew! Thankful for that two months of waiting behind you! And, seriously, could that Ellie be any cuter? Can't wait till Mommy and Daddy get on that big plane!

Staci said...

So excited for getting closer to Ellie!!! I'm so amazed at God's plan-- from when we started emailing before going to bring home our first mei mei's to now and little Ellie almost coming home-- wow!! God's plan is amazing!!

Catherine said...

What a wonderful blessing to read this update and hear how your journey to Ellie is continuing. Praying for your family and for you as you prepare to head to college. I'm so glad your trip to Costa Rica went so well!! Praying for you this week as you prepare to go to Auburn!

PS - It has been a real treat these past couple of months getting to know your Mom better. She and I have enjoyed heart-felt emails and are hoping that someday it will work out to meet in person.


Anonymous said...

When you go to school avoid downtown Birmingham. We SAT in traffic for two and a half hours last night!

Julie said...

Precious little girl! Can't wait till she comes home!
Best wishes as you prepare for college!

Janet and Kevin said...

Would love to know about your mission trip. We are heading back to China next June for a mission trip for Philip Hayden! Can hardly wait! God bless your upcoming year at college!

janet and gang

Tammy said...

you are missed for sure, see your mom on the rq . Hope you have a speedy and SMOOTH loa..we are waiting too :)