Steve and I went snowboarding for the second time this season last Saturday. It was so much fun and the weather was beautiful! Much to my worry about my physical stamina, he got us all day passes. (I say lets ease into it!) I kept wondering why my muscles were burning, they didn't used to do that.? Then there were thoughts of "why are we not wearing helmets, everyone else is?" Steve had thoughts like "I hope I don't injure myself, it would be so easy to do. A wrong turn here, a twist of the knee there." Despite our worries and our advancing age we had a fabulous time and really "shredded up the slopes", without hurting ourselves. We even stayed until the last minute. Hopefully we can get up there one more time before summer comes!
"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