Monday, July 7, 2008

Happy Summer

Pressley is waiting for the girls to STOP dancing !
The girls danced the ENTIRE weekend!

Pressley and his cousin Madelyn are the cutest little friends!

Sophie and cousin Taylor

Here is Pressley with his Henna tattoo

We joined several families this past weekend on a boat trip to Myrtle Beach. It was lots of fun and all of the children had a blast! Rion is at camp this week doing all the things he likes best-hunting, fishing, lots of outdoors activities. I can't believe it's July but it seems like summers always go by fast. We are trying to make the most of ours!
No news with our adoption. It has been brought up that maybe China is stalling LOA's to keep people from traveling during the Olympics. While I would like to believe that this is not the case, we have been waiting 99 days( did I really just say that?) since our dossier arrived in Beijing. I did not think we would have to wait this long and certainly hoped we would have Cate with us by July. This has been a very emotional process, probably more than I thought it would. And especially the last couple of months. It is so hard with every passing day knowing that was another day spent without Cate. Missing another day of her life, another day that we could be bonding with her and her with us. There is a family in Hefei right now, and when we sleep tonight, they will be visiting the orphanage. Ruth has a package for Cate and will try to get to see her. I am very anxious to hear about this and if we get new pictures, I will try to post them. Please pray for our family and for Cate that we will be together soon!


Redmom2005 said...

Great pictures of the kids!! Looks like a lot of fun!! You are in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope you receive LOA soon! Hopefully you will receive some pictures from Ruth and it will brighten your day just a little! Hang in there, friend!!


Dawn said...

Looks like a fun fun weekend. I hope you enjoyed yourself in the midst of this wait. You know I pray for you and cannot wait for your LOA post.

Big hugs to you

Sharon said...

99 days. Oh, Kim. That is just waaaay too long.
We are praying for you to get that LOA soon and that your friend will get a chance to see Cate!
Looks like you all had a wonderful 4th!!! The pictures are great!
I saw Rion, Pressley and Sophie in the IAAP newsletter. I just had to post about them on our blog. I know you are so proud of them!


Kate said...

Fun pictures. I'll be praying you get both your LOA and pictures this week. We were told "soon" last Friday after my agency checked with CCAA. Not sure what that means but maybe the inquiry woke up the person in charge of issuing them. :)
Take care,

mom 2 many said...

I am so sorry it is taking so long to bring that baby home! She has waited much too long. I am praying y'all travel SOON!!


Redmom2005 said...

Hang in there, my friend! Your day IS coming!! Where are those new pictures of Cate?!!!!!!