Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween

Wow, This time next year I should be a Mom with a tired little Trick-Or-Treater snug in her bed!
Click on this link and read all about the history of halloween and it's customs.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Where are my documents?

My documents are no longer in my possession. They are on their way to Richmond for authentication by the Secretary of State. Next step D.C. where they will be authenticated by the D.C. Secretary of State and finally by the Chinese embassy. It feels very strange to have my documents out of my hands. I have been guarding them for so long. People I am almost DONE!!!

Friday, October 28, 2005

One Of My Favorite Guy's

George was on Oprah today. Look at his picture. Need I say more??? Hope you didn't miss todays show. It was Great. What a funny guy.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Meema's chinese dress

My niece Erin stayed home from school today because she has been sick. She stayed at Meema's because Mommy and Daddy had to work today. Meema brought out a old Chinese dress that was hers when she was a child. This dress had been made for her by a old Chinese friend of Meema's Grandmother (My Great Grandmother Robinson). Meema says this dress is at least 50 years old. We put it on Erin today and it fit perfectly making her look so pretty and grown up at 8 years old. Erin is very excited about her new cousin Abby. She talks about her all the time and has been saving some of her things especially for her. I Love You Sissy! I know you are going to be a great cousin!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Friday, October 21, 2005


My Homestudy is okay! Just needs a couple minor wording changes. If all goes well I hope to be DTC as early as the week after next. YEAHHHHH!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2005


So today I find out that the person who I am waiting for to review my homestudy is out sick. My adoption cordinator tell's me she is unable to tell me when my homestudy will be reviewed but that she is sure this person will review it as soon as she gets a chance! And still I wait........

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

My Red Thread Bracelet

I need some good luck. The adoption paperchase can be very frustrating at times. I am waiting for my Adoption agency to review and approve my homestudy. I sent it to them last week and of course the person in charge of reviewing it was on vacation untill yesterday. So today I e-mail my cordinator to find out if this person has my homestudy because I will meet with my social worker tomorrow morning for the last time. She replies that she has it and that it will be reviewed SOON??? I don't understand. Seems like all she would have to do is read it. They know this is the last thing that I need and then I will be done with my paperwork. AAAAAAAGGG! I have already had to redo all my documents and physical to be sure that they won't expire as a result of this delay. So anyway-I have a red thread bracelet that I purchased at the begining of my paperchase. It broke a while back and I have been meaning to fix it. Tonight I did so hopefully the tangles in my "Red Thread" to Abby will straighten out. Untill then I will take a deep breath and remind myself that I will get the baby that was meant for me.....

Monday, October 17, 2005

Panda Cub gets a Name!

Finally at 14 weeks of age the little cub gets a name. The cubs new name is TAI SHAN meaning "peaceful mountain". 202,000 people voted for the babies name. Votes were received not just from the United States, but also from China, Poland, Brazil and New Zealand. The Smithsonian National Zoo website also reports the cub made his first attempts at play yesterday by playfully swatting at Mom repeatedly.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Have you ever been this TIRED?

Beautiful sleepy girls I found on other blogs. No doubt worn out from all the fun they had with their new famlies!

Friday, October 14, 2005

The Brown Envelope

Dear Littlefield, Jennifer Lee:

The BCIS (INS) recently notified the American Consulant in Guangzhou that you have been approved to adopt an orphan overseas. This means that we are authorized to process your childs case as soon as his or her adoption is finalized. when corresponding with this office, please refer to the case number (beginning with the letters GUZ) listed at the end of this letter. We look foreward to seeing you here soon for your child's immigrant visa interview.

This is another sign of progress. China is acknowledging my plans to adopt a child from them and has a place reserved for me once a child is reffered to me!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Happy Halloween

I can't wait to dress up Abby for halloween!!!

Monday, October 10, 2005

More Progress

Face to face visit # 2 down! One last one to go.......

Saturday, October 08, 2005


At the end of each of my blog entries there is a place for comments. anyone can leave me a comment. All you have to do is click on comments at the end of my post next to the time of my post.A box will pop up with a place to type your message. It will ask for you to verify letters in a box first. This is to prevent spamer's. Then make sure you click publish so that your message posts. It's that easy! So go ahead and leave me a comment if you want. ESPECIALLY those of you that I don't see very often. I would love to hear from you...... Split-Pants---------->

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Finally some PROGRESS!!!

I feel like I am reaching the home stretch. I met my social worker today for the first of 3 face to face visits. (My agency requires a minimum of 4 face to face visits and we had only had 1 in addition to numerous telephone interviews which my social worker thought was acceptable.) We discussed the changes that need to be added to my homestudy. Now she will retype it and we will meet Monday to review it. Then I will send it to my agency to review and okay. We then meet a final time to discuss any other revisions or changes to be made, Then she types a final draft which will be sent to my agency. Hopefully then I will be officially done with my paper work and can finally get it authenticated. Then I mail it all to my agency and I am done!! Then the waiting begins....

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


The 2008 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Beijing China. The Peoples Republic of China was chosen as the host country for the olympic games from a group of countries that included France, Canada and Turkey. The games open August 8, 2008 and close August 24. 2008. Approximately 10,500 athletes from all over the world are expected to participate.

The Beijing Olympic Figure is entitled "Chinese Seal-Dancing Beijing" The figure is said to resemble the Chinese character "Jing", which stands for the home of the host city. The artwork embodies 4 messages: Chinese culture, The color of red China, Beijing welcomes from all over the world and To challange the extreme and acheive the perfect and promote the olympic motto of "Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher,and Stronger).

Click on to see a short olympic movie.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

More Clothes and Cassie gets a Warm up

Today Dawn came over with daughters Taylor and Zoe. Zoe gave me a refresher course on the importance of toddler proofing! Taylor brought me some Halloween cookies and Dawn brought me all of Taylor and Zoe's clothes that they have grown out of. They are so cute and VERY much appreciated!! Thank you Dawn!!!

While they were over, Zoe found Cassie under my bed. We then found Zoe underneath my bed with Cassie pinned against the wall. Zoe was very gentle and Cassie was good as gold but clearly not as happy to see Zoe as Zoe was to see her. Poor thing! If she only knew what she is in for.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Look who's getting bigger

Here I Am .
And Bigger...

Male giant panda cub born to parents Mei Xiang and Tian Tian on July 7, 2005. They reside at the National Zoo Fuji Film Giant Panda Habitat. They are on loan from China to the USA for the next 10 years . The cub is now 3 times his size at birth, his eyes are open and he took his first steps September 22, 2005! Mei Xiang continues to be a GREAT Mama. Don't forget to click on the Panda Cam Link on the right to see Mom and her cub live......