Thursday, June 28, 2012

Paperwork and Playtime

That about sums up our day today here in Xi'an. We did a little paperwork a had little play time.
 First thing this morning, we had to be at the notary office to gather the remainder of our adoption papers and decrees. After waiting quite a while, we were told that they weren't quite ready yet, and we had to come back this afternoon in order to pick them up. 
So off we went then to do a little sight-seeing.  
 Before heading to our first tour of the day, our guide let us stop here!
 Let me tell you, Shane and I both about did back flips when we saw this ole' familiar green sign. We haven't seen a Starbucks or had a really good cup of coffee in a little over a week! We walked in to the shop, and both of us stopped for a second just to inhale the wonderful aroma;) 
It smelled SOOOOOO GOOOOOD!!!!!! We both ordered large cups of coffee and Addy-Kate experienced her first ever Starbucks chocolate chip cookie!
 After our cup of coffee, we both felt ready to tackle the day. 
Our first stop was to the Bell Tower. 
This beautiful building marks the very center of Xi'an.
 From the top of the tower, we could look out and enjoy the breathtaking views of the city which gave us our daughter.
         Our next stop was the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
And yes...Addy-Kate decided that she preferred a nap instead of the tour;)
 When she woke up she was well rested and ready to play!!!
Oh y'all...
I wish I could articulate into words just how much we love this precious little girl. 
Her sweet little grin and sparkling brown eyes makes us melt!
She is a true answer to our prayers and our DREAM COME TRUE!


Jodi said...

I LOVE reading your adoption updates. I get chills with every post. So happy for you. She is beautiful and already looks so happy and comfortable with her new mom and dad. Congrats!!!!!

LAURA@laurasblondemoments said...

Oh Jenny I am SO glad you're back to blogging again! As a long time blog reader and when I switched blog names to my current blog I realized I'd added your blog but hadn't seen you post anything for awhile.

I just wanted to say how happy I am for you and your sweet Addy-Kate! She is a doll and such a sweet blessing! She will love her new siblings :)

God is great and I can't express how much I've missed your posts, as you truly are an example to me of being a Christian wife and mommy!

Can't wait to read more about your new baby girl!

Kristin said...

I think Addy-Kate is getting cuter by the day!! My goodness that sweet smile! And her short hair is adorable with the big bows. I know you are loving your time with her. Thinking of y'all daily and praying for your family.

Jaime and Josh said...

I LOVE reading all these updates!
She is so precious and the look on everyone's face makes my heart smile!
I also love that she lets you wear her, one of my favorite things to do was to wear my son!

Jill said...

Love hearing about your journey...thank you for sharing and for opening up your blog once again! I so badly miss you each time you go private.

Terri said...

Love reading your updates and am SO glad the adjustment is going well for sweet AK! Can't wait to meet her. I had Riley in music all week at VBS and he is such a sweetie!!! Can't wait for him to join us in KidZone! Jacob loved being with Corban all week... those boy just had too much fun together!!! Praying for your time away... Blessings!

Melanie said...

What a joy it is to see your beautiful girl in these posts each day! Love all these pictures! Praying that the rest of your trip & all the paperwork, etc. goes very smoothly! I know your heart longs for a very happy reunion with ALL your kids at home!