Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Having fun in Utah!!

We arrived in Utah last night around 10 pm. The babies had a HORRIBLE night, not falling asleep, literally screaming themselves to sleep after 1 am. Presley woke up several times during the night crying and then going back to sleep. But today they have a had a great day. They are having a BLAST with their cousins!!

Presley and Jacob having a great time!!

Beautiful Sophie

Cute Jacob!

Kendall, Carson, and Sophie playing dressup. Isn't Carson an adorable Tinker Bell!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Time for Bed!!

Successful surgery!

I forgot to post that Presley's surgery went well. Except as soon as we got into the Surgery Center, she started screaming!! Remember the dislocated elbow just 2 weeks ago, well she definitely remembered and didn't want anything to do with being there. I had to take her outside until they called her in. Then they couldn't get her oxygen level because she was screaming so much. Poor little girl, they didn't even give her anything to relax her. They just came and scooped her up and took her screaming back to the OR!! The only good thing is that they decided to do her surgery first because she was so unhappy! We were there at about 6:55 am and were on our way out the door at 8:30!! She has some swelling, but other than that is fine!! Thanks so much for all the prayers and good thoughts!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Monday is Presley's surgery.

Many of you don't know that tomorrow Presley is having surgery. She is getting her tongue clipped and it should only take about 10 minutes. But because of her age she has to be sedated. Her surgery is scheduled for 7:45 and we have to be there at 6:45! I'm glad it's early because she can't have anything to eat or drink in the morning. I hope they give her happy meds soon after she gets there because Presley will NOT be happy that she hasn't been fed!! She will only have a couple of stitches and the doc said she will be able to eat and drink with no special diet after her surgery. I am assuming she will be released soon after her surgery. I will let you all know how she is doing when we get home.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Another picture attempt

I had the kids at the park and tried once again to get a picture. Still no luck!! I will keep trying!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Family in China needs LOTS of prayers!!

I just found out about this family this morning. They discovered that their daughter had a more serious condition than they expected and have decided to not bring her home. We have been there, we know what that feels like. We were blessed with Presley 3 days after Lexi, but it looks like they might be returning home without their daughter. Their blog is at

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Christmas Cards

I LOVE sending out Christmas cards. Since we have brought Presley home, I have imagined what our Christmas card would look like. The kids would be wearing coordinating clothes, the picture would be taken with beautiful scenery in the background, and our kids would be happy and SMILING!! Fast forward to today. I realize that I have to take a Christmas picture NOW. We don't have the finances right now to buy them fancy outfits and after going through their closets I realize that they have nothing that matches. I am by myself and have to take a picture with 4 small children so the picture can only be done at our house. Landon and Presley want to run off, so I have to put them on something that they can't get off of, thus the window sill that has a horrible reflection. And the smiles......well, this is the best I got!!

So I decide to do individual shots and they turn out much better. Except Presley, we will have to do hers again. So, maybe next year we can have that perfect picture. But for right now LIFE is perfect. I have an incredible husband and 4 beautiful children. It doesn't get much more perfect than that!!!

Presley's Adoption Timeline

  • 8/15/2007 - Received referral for Geneva!
  • 9/13/2007 - Sent LOI (letter of intent) to our agency
  • 9/29/2007 - LOI was sent to China!
  • 10/08/2007 - LOI was delivered to the CCAA in China
  • 10/29/2007 - PA (pre-approval) was issued!!
  • 1/15/2008 - DTC (dossier to China)
  • 1/18/2008 - Dossier delivered to CCAA
  • 1/25/2008 - LID (log-in date)
  • 4/1/2008 - LOA (letter of acceptance)
  • 4/25/2008 - CCAA issues TA (travel approval)
  • 5/22/2008 - Leave for China!!!
  • 5/25/2008 - Met our sweet Lexi!
  • 5/26/2008 - Discovered Lexi had brain damage
  • 5/30/2008 - Met precious Presley!
  • 6/7/2008 - Arrived home

My Family

My Family
My favorite people!!