Friday, December 28, 2007

One TA spotted in Boston......

Well on the Rumor Queen forum one TA has been spotted. They are in Boston, MA and their LID was 12-12-05 also. Their LOA (letter of acceptance) was sent back to China on 12-14, so hopefully our TA won't be far behind! I am going to hope that it will be within the next week. This roller coaster ride is making me nauseous!


We got the call today from our courrier and our Visa's are on their way! At least that's one hurdle that's over. Whew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now if that TA will just come!!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Merry Christmas from our house to yours! Well, I meant to post this before Christmas but you know how that goes. Anyway we hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas! We had these shirts made originally to do our Christmas cards, but then decided to save our money and do some kind of announcements when we get back from China, so be looking for that in the months to come! The school age children at our parish did an acting out of the Christmas Story and Madison's class, the second graders, were angels and shepherds. Instructions were sent home with them on how to make angel wings with coathangers and white tights. Well, Mommy lost those instructions! So I just made up my own instructions and poor Madison, her wings didn't look like an angels but more like a bat. She was standing next to our friend Parker McWhorter and her wing kept jabbing him in the face during the whole thing. Bless his heart he kept trying to move over to get away from her wing. I am surprised we weren't called down by Father Bill to leave the service because we were all laughing so hard. Anyway, it was very precious and we all enjoyed seeing our children involved in such a special service to recognize the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ!
Our Precious Little Present-Zoey!

To Backtrack A Little.......

On December 7th we finally got what we had been waiting for, our referral!!!!! We checked Madison out of school that afternoon and she was absolutely thrilled to see a picture of her sister after all this time. She had lots of people in mind already that she couldn't wait to share the news with. Number one being our dog, Scout, who you can tell by the expression could care less, although it is more food to get dropped on the floor for her so I am sure she'll be more excited once Zoey is here! Madison also couldn't wait to tell her skating instructor, Miss Claire. I didn't get a picture of the moment, but she was so excited she even came off the ice to hug me. Madison has been so involved in the whole process. When we didn't get our referral on the 6th of December, she was devistated. She cried so hard after school that day. We are so happy that she is excited about being a big sister. Of course, being used to being the only child, she doesn't I don't think, realize what a rude awakening she is in for. But I know that she will be a wonderful big sister! Just another quick shot of Zoey's room that has long been waiting for her, and this wonderful frame that finally we can put her picture in!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

More updated facts on Zoey

Late this afternoon I got an email from our agency with some "updated" medicals on Zoey. The biggest "update" is that she weighs 17lbs., not 11.9 anymore, so yeah she is very healthy!!!! And she is 25 inches long. So it looks like we will be able to, for sure, by 6-9 month clothes for her. Still we sit and try patiently to wait for that TA. Things are all falling into place though. Little by little I keep remembering things I need to take care of. I finally called and spoke with Madison's principal today to make sure she would be excused from school to travel and I spoke with the director of the daycare I want to get Zoey into. She is supposed to be calling me back tomorrow to let me know when there will definately be an opening. Our Visa's are being processed, so that's moving along. Now if I can just get everything together on the travel list and be prepared to pack, and make it through Christmas, I think we'll be ok!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Getting things in order.....

Well you wait and wait for your referral for two years and then you finally get to see your beautiful childs precious face, then the next preparations. We received a history on Zoey a few days ago. A short synopsis...
She was found on 6-7-07 at the front gate of a local hospital and was reported to the local police. She was admitted to the orphanage with the police's permission. She received a medical check-up and her date of birth was estimated based on the condition of her cord. She was healthy and weighed 6.6lbs. She at 4 months was eating rice cereal, has juice, mashed fruit and egg yogurt, milk, she sleeps through the night (8-6), localizes to sounds and people, can lift her head up when on her tummy, and babbles alot.
It's so exciting to hear these wonderful things, but is sad too because we have not been there to experience all these milestones. We are absolutely thrilled about being able to soon hold her in our arms, kiss and hug her, and watch her thrive in a home and family full of love.
This week we returned our referral acceptance saying that we absolutely want this precious angel! We also sent off for our Visa's so we can travel to China to bring her home. Now we are back to the waiting game. At least during this leg of the wait we have packing to keep us occupied and the Christmas Season, of course we have had life in general keeping us occupied the last two years and our beautiful Madison! She is so excited about being a big sister! She's so adorable when she talks about her, I love to see that twinkle in her eye.

Monday, December 10, 2007

More Information on our sweetie!

Well how's this for a shocker- Zoey is 11.9lbs (tiny) and 23 inches long. She can hold her head up when laying on her stomach, she likes toys, she laughs out loud and smiles often, she can follow sounds and people when they leave the room (yeah she can hear!). I am just so overwhelmed. Our little angel!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

I am so overwhelmed with love!

The last two days have just been unbelievable to me and Vince. Not only are we mentally exhausted from being on pins and needles wondering when we would get the call, but physically exhausted because neither of us have slept well wondering and waiting. I know that we have never received so many phone calls and emails of congratulations. Emails from people all over the world that we've never even met who've said they have been following our blog and are so thrilled for our family. Madison has been carrying around a picture of Zoey wherever she goes and honestly every so often she will open it up and say, "I just can't believe how cute she is, I wish she was here now." It just touches my heart. We have already been blessed with the birth of a wonderful amazing daughter, who I can't believe is 7 years old and now God has led us on this long, but incredible journey to Zoey who we know will be the perfect fit for our family. You can tell just from her picture, she's already sticking her tongue out at the photographer! We can't wait to kiss all over those sweet cheeks! Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive these last two years and in advance for the time to come. God has definately taught us some important lessons already and I know for me, I have many more to learn from Him. I thank Him everyday for the life He has blessed me with, I don't deserve what He has given me, but I am sure going to continue to try my best to live in His ways, wherever that takes me. I have prayed everyday since I found out we were expecting Madison that God lead me to be a good parent who will lead my children to be good Christians and love God and Jesus with all their hearts. And now more than ever I pray that same prayer because this child was chosen for our family, we already love her so much and it seems so strange that she's not here in our house. There is a void there and we've never even held her. I've said in a previous post how afraid Iam of the trip to China and still am, but now I am so ready to go get her and bring her HOME that the fear of the trip is not nearly the issue it was before! Thanks again to everyone for their love and support! Please keep all of the adopting families in your thoughts and prayers as we now wait for our travel appointments and prepare for the rest of the journey!

Friday, December 7, 2007

WE HAVE A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We got the call this morning at 9:46 A.M. Her name is Bo Cheng, she is from the Jiangxi Province and her birthday is 6-6-07, so she just turned 6 months old yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so in love with her already. Zoey Bo Cheng Blaszczynski, our precious angel!

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Well Thursday has come and gone and no referral. I have to say that we are very dissappointed, but then again I guess we shouldn't have siked ourselves up to get it today, even though it seems that everyone else logged in on the 12th got theirs. We'll be just as thrilled when we get the call and even more so I think because we've made it through this day of one major roller coaster ride. Poor Madison started bawling crying when she found out she wouldn't get to show her sisters picture off at school on Friday. Oh well, now it is time to try and get some sleep again with major anticipation of tomorrow. Hopefully we'll have news tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

CCAA Update

Well, It's Wednesday night December 5, 2007 and the CCAA has updated their website that referrals have been given through 12-14-05, which means hopefully, TOMORROW WE WILL GET OUR REFERRAL. I can't believe it after these past two years it's finally here. Several people we email have gotten theirs already and it has made me cry all afternoon. God is so amazing and His timing perfect. I can't believe in a few hours (hopefully) we'll finally get to see our little girls face! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!