Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hope everyone had a great Holiday!

I'm back at work still in the Holiday glow and slowly starting to realize that I have 4.5 work days left...but who's counting? *wink*
My best Christmas gifts this year were homemade...a pair of earrings and a necklace made from seaglass (thanks Mom!) and this picture below (actually for Madison) of Madison, hand drawn by my step-daughter. Absolutely beautiful picture, she is so talented!
I already have my order in for Chayse! :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to my Babygirl! xoxo

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Funny what you find when you start nesting!

With my laptop and backup Hard Drive being stolen last week I thought I had lost all my photos since Madison arrived in our lives. I was starting to rely heavily on friends and family to send me whatever they had. Well, with our upcoming travel to China the nesting mode has kicked in. During my cleaning I came across a memory stick and thought it would be great to bring with us so I could back up any photos I take while there. Thinking that it was full of old work stuff I uploaded it onto my new computer and to my wonderous surprise it was FULL of pictures...4GB worth!! I was a grinning idiot! LOL

How happy I was to see that I still had pictures of these special moments....

Madison's first Chinese New Year
her beauty captured

our trip to Cuba

my sleeping Diva!

hopefully not a sign of things to come! LOL

fishing with Daddy

 Hopefully with my continued cleaning I will find more hidden treasures! :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

What a week!

I had my SUV broken into and my Laptop was stolen. I really hated the feeling of being violated and especially being so dependant on technology! How did we survive before? Needless to say I am feeling better and thankfully there was no damage to the vehicle...that's how good they were. I just have to look at my beautiful Daughter's picture and all is forgotten, a reminder of what is really important!

Just a few more weeks and we will be in Beijing, China!
...and then after a couple of days to climatize we will fly down to Nanning, Guangxi!
I received our Itinerary yesterday, I will post it soon. :)

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Updated Photos!!!!

WoooHoooo!!!! I have been waiting so long!! She is absolutely precious!!....and she loves the outdoors!! How much more perfect could she be!! xo
Mama is going to have to bring some serious hair accessories for that gorgeous hair!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Not much to report

We are back to a waiting game...waiting for updated photos, our TA and Travel Intinerary. Hopefully I will have these sitting in my inbox by the end of the week! :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's been a stressful week...

Canada Post lost are LOA docs and passports for a few days but thankfully they were found last night and continued on course to our Agency. I can finally breath easier knowing that they have arrived at their destination.

I also decided to send a care package to Chayse for a few reasons - to thank her Foster Family for taking care of our beautiful Guangxi Girl, in hopes that someone explains to her that her new family will be arriving soon to bring her home , that she sees our photos and gets familiar with our faces so when she does meet us for the first time that it wouldn't be so traumatic for her. As well, that we may obtain some precious photos of her with her Foster Family....a beautiful keepsake that would be appreciated by us all, especially Chayse.

If we are really lucky, in the next few days we may receive some updated photos of our Guangxi Beauty!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Flights are booked!

I am very happy to say that this girl will be leaving on a jet plane on January 11th, 2011!!! Whoop! Whoop!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Second round of Paperwork Begins!

I thought once we received our referral the anxiousness would finally go away or at least the paperwork...nope! Not even close. But at least I know that once it is completed we will be one step closer to getting on that plane to bring our babygirl home. :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Here is our 'Little Firecracker'...

We are so overjoyed to introduce our Daughter!
Xia Xiang Jiao aka Chayse Gabrielle Gallant.
She is residing in Nanning City, Guangxi.
DOB - April 24, 2009

We were told that she is a little Firecracker and by her laugh, she sure looks it!! She will fit into the Gallant Clan just fine!! :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Either Thursday or Friday!

Our Referral has arrived at our Agency and is currently being translated. Once again we patiently wait to see Chayse's beautiful face.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Stork is in mid-flight!!!

It has been reported that CCAA mailed the latest batch of referrals this past Friday. If this is true, hopefully our Agency will be receiving them either today or tomorrow!! WooooHoooo!!!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

And another week is done....

Since it is officially Saturday morning in China, it's safe to say that no referrals will be mailed out this week.
Here's hoping that the Stork will get plenty of R&R over the weekend and will prepare her flight plan to Canada on Monday! What a great Wedding Anniversary that would be!!! :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Black and White Wednesday
My ray of Sunshine on a Black 'n White Day.....

Monday, October 18, 2010

Should I change the name of my blog?....

to 'Patiently waiting for Rumours!'....any rumours....pleassseeeee!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Black and White Wednesday
            One of my favourite pictures...definitely 'Daddy's little girl'.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Madison at 10mths old
Now at 7yrs old

We haven't even made a dent into the 2nd week of October and like a drug addict I am already jonesing for a rumour. GIVE. ME. ANYTHING. sigh.

In the meantime I am trying to get over my procrastinating ways and finish Chayse's room. Today, this Thanksgiving Monday I will be spending the day going through all of Madison's baby clothes and getting them ready for round 2! It seems just like yesterday she was wearing them....they grow up too fast!
Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving or Happy Columbus Day! :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

CCAA is officially back to work!

China Centre of Adoption Affairs was off until yesterday since they were celebrating National Day. I hope that they are all well rested so they can get back to sending out the referrals! :)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Can you tell I am a Procrastinator?

Well, it has been over a year since I have last posted and not much has changed. We are still waiting for our referral but are happily to report that we should expect it next month since CCAA has just matched upto May 18th!! :)

Hopefully the next time I post it will be a picture of our beautiful daughter Chayse! *fingerscrossed*