We had a great Labor Day weekend. It was my birthday on Sunday so after church we went to my parents house for a dinner of flank steak, corn, beans and salad. For desert it was my favorite: Mango delight (mango's on top on Thai sticky rice covered in sweetened coconut milk)! So good! I received a massage gift cert, pedicure gift cert, music, books, a pedicure kit and a white temple skirt. I am spoiled! We played cards and visited too. On Monday, we met for breakfast at Johanna's kitchen and then we were off to do some bowling. The nice new bowling alley was too busy so we went to the ghetto one, and got right in. At one point the roof was leaking into our lane, the computer kept messing up our scores, smoke was drifting out of the bar, and the flooring on the lane was warped so our balls wouldn't go quite where we thought they would. Still, we had a good time and got a little competitive. I pretty much lost both games! Despite the fact that I have my own ball (so what if it says "Sharon"?) and Sponge Bob bowling bag, I am just not that great a bowler! After that, home for some lunch and then we split up to go to different movies. Our little family saw the Narnia movie in a 1000 degree theater. I think Zack enjoyed it.
I am so grateful for our wonderful families! We so enjoy spending time with them and always have a fun time! It's really nice to be so close to them, in distance and in our relationships.
"Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you". Dr. Wayne Dyer
Daisy - 15 months old
She loves the bath!
Daisy Yu Chen
Referral Picture - about 5 months old
Our Adoption Timeline
January 2010 - Cousin suggested China SN program, contacted Wasatch International, got info pack
May 2010 - Decided to start China SN adoption
July 2010 - Signed contracts with WIA (Wasatch)
August and September 2010 - Homestudy visits and education done
October 20, 2010 - Mailed I-800A October 27, 2010 - Received our referral October 28, 2010 - LOI sent November 2, 2010 - PA November 9, 2010 - Fingerprints done December 3, 2010 - I800A approval December 21, 2010 - Mailed Dossier Jan 10, 2011 - LID February 24, 2011 - LOA (45 days) March 3, 2011 - Sent I-800 March 21, 2011 - I-800 approval April 4, 2011 - NVC cabled April 20, 2011 - Article 5