Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bracelets for Sophie

Amy had waited 3 years when she received the referral for Sophie, BUT.....she thought she would have a 4+ year wait so even though it was a wonderful surprise, it also has brought challenges.  Adopting and traveling to China is very expensive and she had planned on that extra year to save a little more money.

For the last several years Amy has made and sold bracelets - all beautiful and of the best quality and is selling them as a fundraiser.  If you would like to help bring Sophie home click here to visit Amy's blog and view the bracelets - we would be very thankful!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Baby Hats

I brushed off my crochet hook last week and crocheted this cute little hat for Sophie.  I had forgotten how fast crocheting is. 

In searching for any information about the orphanage Sophie is in, Amy found this video

Even though the children appear to be playing inside, they have on coats and hats.  I am going to try to knit as many hats as I have time between now and travel to take with me.  My Monday night knitting group friends are helping, but if any knitters (or crocheters) would like to help, let me know.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a wonderful day today.  If you didn't get to see your children today, if you are missing your mother or if you are waiting to be a mother you are in my thoughts and prayers also. 

When I first saw the nest in the fern in my front porch there were two eggs, next time I looked there were five.  Yesterday, there was one little ball of feathers and this morning all 5 had hatched.

Look at this mouth wanting to be fed!

Some of the flowers still blooming in my yard. 

On the adoption front, things are moving along, but there are still lots of details to worry over, especially immigration paperwork, so keep Amy in your prayers that there are no glitches.  Keep Sophie in your prayer too, that she is getting good care and being loved on every day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Newest Granddaughter


Sophie Eloise Qiuhong
Born February 2, 2009
Chongqing, China

Amy got her referral a couple of weeks ago, but couldn't announce any details until today.  She (we) are so excited!  Amy & I will be going to China in a couple of months so many more details will follow. 

Amy's blog is