Monday, April 27, 2009

Hearing Date!

Thank God! I just found out from our agency that we had our hearing date today! I'm SO happy and unbelievably relieved that our process is moving forward. We're still on track to travel in July/August. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy and Straight Hair

Odd post title, but sums up our day. My wonderful husband turned 46 today, happy birthday honey! I LOVE YOU!!

And, we all went and got haircuts today...the family that gets their hair cut together, stays together, right? :) Anyway, the girl that did Sara's hair gave her the full princess treatment and blowed her hair dry for the first time was so silky and beautiful! girl is growing up.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Second Care Package

This afternoon Jacob and I assembled Tessa's second care package. He had a lot of fun helping me take pictures and then make the card for her. We rubbed our bellies, to gather up the luck (I don't know, how else do you gather luck?) and hugged and kissed the "luck" and put it in the package. Let's hope it works. :)

In this care package, we send some bigger onesies, some really cute outfits in size 3-6 months, some toys, another disposable camera, and two pacifiers. I have two other pictures of the loot, but for some reason every time I upload them to blogspot they rotate! Grrr. Anyone know why this does this? They're NOT rotated in windows explorer or my photo editor. Hmm.

Still no word on a court hearing yet. I'm trying to remain positive and so far, I'm actually doing okay with it. I miss her, but know in my heart she'll come home when she's meant to. Tessa is always in our thoughts and prayers. Hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

First Easter Egg Hunt

For some reason, even though our kids are 7 and 4, we've never taken them to an Easter egg hunt before. Bad mommy and daddy. So, we set off today completely unaware of the chaos that was to ensue. We specifically chose a hunt that I figured was far enough out of town to be smaller than the others I'd heard about. Uh huh. And it was a balmy 37 degrees. Burr. So, after standing and freezing for about 20 minutes, we watched the stampede of about 500 children as they furiously gathered all the plastic eggs they could. It last about 90 seconds, then we went home. :) But, the kids had a blast, so what more could we ask for?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Measurements on Our Girl!

We just got new measurements from our agency. At 3 months, she weighed 11.5 lbs, was 22 inches long and her head was 14.5 in circum. This puts her at the 18th percentile for weight, the 3rd percentile for length and the 3rd percentile for her head. I actually had a moment after looking at her new pictures that I was worried her head was too big. Apparently NOT! :)

She drinks 4 oz of formula every 4 hours. :) I'm so happy to hear that our girl is growing and drinking and thriving. Now, bring on the court date!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Coloring Eggs...

The kids had a lot of fun coloring Easter eggs on Sunday.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

3 Months Old...

I almost didn't post this because I don't want to push beautiful girl's picture down, but anyway. She's 3 months old today! Happy 1/4 birthday baby girl! I can't wait to hold you in my arms.

Our paperwork has been in Taiwan just short of 4 weeks now, so we could hear about a court date at any time. Unfortunately, there are many families from our agency that have received referrals before us that still haven't received court dates. This doesn't mean we can't until they do (different counties, different courts, different judges), but it is discouraging.

Please keep us in your prayers that we hear about a court date for Tessa soon. Thank you.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Yay! We got 3 new pictures and a new video of Tessa. :) I'm so excited! It is a bit bittersweet see her growing SO fast without us. She's gorgeous and we can't wait to get our hands on her.