The Journey of a Lifetime

Ryan and I have decided to pursue our forth adoption and add another beautiful baby to our family. We couldn't be happier and are thrilled! Join us in our journey in adopting baby Schlenner!

Friday, April 29, 2011

We have a BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryan and I received the FORTH best phone call of our whole entire lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We got "THE CALL!" AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God is GOOD!!!!!!!!! We have a baby!!!!!!!!

Our social worker, Sarah, called last night at exactly 10:30 p.m. I was already asleep in bed and Ryan was the one who actually picked up the phone! It's always been ME receiving "The Call" but tonight Ryan answered. I heard the phone ring twice and then heard him say "Wow, okay....!" At that moment ,I was hoping and praying my intuitions were right, I flew out of bed and grabbed the phone in the bedroom and immediately said into the phone, "Is it Sarah?" And then I heard her voice...and she said, "Hi Ann & Ryan, sorry to call so late but I have a referral for YOU!" That's when everything stopped...we were shocked!!!!!! Totally didn't expect it...but oh, what a wonderful surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryan, I and the girls would like to announce the new addition to our family! We now have baby BOY!!!! He is adorable and so perfect!!!!!!!! HE (wow, is it ever funny to say HE!) was born March 24, 2010 in the Sichuan Province of China. He's 14 months old. And he's living in an orphanage in Chengdu China. I can not post a picture of him as it's against China rules. However, I can tell you he's precious and I can't stop staring at his pictures.

Thank you for everyones continued prayers and support!!!! I'll post more when I know more.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Field Trip to the Balfany Farm!

Every year we take the girls to to see the animals at Todd and Lucy's farm! The girls LOVE the animals...not the smell!!!!!!!

Gabbi, Jocelyn and Ahnya rode horses!

Held baby chicks!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank for letting us come and visit the farm Balfany's! We loved the field trip!!!!!!!!!!

Easter Day

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with family!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

No Match for April

Last night was the round of April Matching. While Ryan and I (and the girls) were so eager and excited for news of referral for the long awaited monthly matching, turns out we need to continue to wait. There just wasn't a baby that was meant for our family.

It will happen for us! It just didn't happen this month. Continued prayers that mid-May brings us closer to our China baby.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Log In Date!!!!!!!!!!! And April Matching date

Amen!!!!!!! We have our official Log in Date of April 21, 2011!!! This means the CCAA in China acknowledged our dossier and has it logged into their system! It also means that we are eligible for babies who have been recently added to the shared list. We are soooooooo excited!

AND, the next round for April Monthly Matching is set for Monday night on April 25th!!!!!!!!!!! So once again we wait for the magical night to come and hopefully we have referral!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Easter Everyone!!! HAve a great weekend!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Morning Birthday Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gabriella turns 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Big sister celebrated her birthday last night and had her family birthday party at our house!! It was a beautiful night for a party!!!!!Blowing out candles........................................Have a happy birthday lil' Gabriella!!!! We love love so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This morning we are leaving for the lake to have another birthday party!! We're going to go to a movie and out for birthday dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!