Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy B-day, Auntie Sue Sue!

We had an awesome time celebrating Auntie Sue Sue's birthday at Mom and Dad's house.  Mmmm...Mom's spaghetti and meatballs.  Yum!

P and I especially enjoyed making Sue laugh so much that she spit her tea out.  Or it came out of her nose.  Either way, you get the idea, we were laughing a whole lot.  A typical night at M&D's.

Sue, you have been an amazing source of love and support since the first second you knew about our E.  You are already the best Auntie in the world!!

Wishing E would get here soon!
(I forgot my camera, so this is one from a few years ago...)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


We found out today that our Log In Date (LID) is September 5.  That means on Labor Day, our dossier was logged in China.

So, before you ask:
1.  No, E will not be here by Thanksgiving.
2.  Yes, we still have a very long wait.
3.  No, we can not make this go any faster.  If we could, we would.

What this really means is that our waiting time for our Letter of Approval (LOA) starts counting on 9/5.  Right now, the wait for LOA is anywhere from 80-125 days.  So, a LONG time.  And, that's just for our LOA.  There's still more stuff to do and more waiting after that.

No one said this was going to be easy...

Monday, September 12, 2011


We just got back from a lovely one-nighter in Ogunquit, ME.  We stayed in a little motel in Perkins Cove.  It is a quirky place, and we were the youngest guests there by about 50 years, but we love it.  We spent a lot of time relaxing on the huge lawn on the water, watching the lobster boats come and go.  We took several walks along the Marginal Way, taking in the gorgeous views of our favorite rocky coast.  We were so excited to see a family just like ours will be, enjoying the same sights.

Some of our food highlights included Milky Way ice cream (Richardson's), delicious coffee from Breaking New Grounds, and a relaxing lunch at Barnacle Billy's.  The most scenic lunch we had was our picnic right on the motel grounds.

We also enjoyed a boat cruise on the Finest Kind III.  As anyone who knows me knows, I am terrified of boats but I will go on harbor cruises.  Let's just say that this cruise left the harbor and was pushing the limits of my comfort zone.  P did a great job of protecting me, and he said I was a good sport.  The unfortunate thing was that it was bouncy (to me) for the ride out but as smooth as glass on the way back.  If I had known that, I would have been able to relax a little better.  The cruise took us from Perkins cove right up to Nubble Light.  The views were definitely amazing and worth it and I'm happy I went, but I won't be going again any time soon!  Still, I know I am a wimp and I highly recommend the trip.

Overall, a perfect getaway!  We can't wait to bring E there soon!

Perkins Cove

Monday, September 5, 2011

High 'n' Tight

So, tonight I was whipping up some lobster risotto (otherwise knows as Lazy Hub's Lobster because I pick out all of the meat and Lazy Hub eats it) and P called me over to the computer saying we got an update!  Screaming, lobster tail in hand, I ran over to see our sweet little E.  At first I thought they sent us pics of the wrong kid, perhaps a boy.  Turns out, there she is, with a new haircut:

"So, yeah, I have a wiffle...what's it to you?"
 My, oh, my it's a testament to her utter cuteness that she can pull off this look.  And, then, an even newer pic:

"My finger is delicious, but August is darn hot in Southern China."
Well, well, well.  So, the wiffle was not short enough to keep her cool, so they went a tad bit shorter.  After the shock wore off ("WTF did they do to her piggy tails!??!?!?!"), I calmed down and realized that she's still the cutest thing ever, hair or no hair.