Friday, January 30, 2009


For everyone who has been following My Daughters adoption process and long wait for three years.. Here is The Update !!! :)
FINALLY They are in China to bring FuXi (Felix) HOME...
This is an email from their first day.. They will be there for two weeks...
I wish I could put into words right now what my day was like. I'll start off with-Amazing. We woke at 2am because we all went to bed when we got to the hotel @ 18:00. Went down to bfast at 6am. Met all the other families from our agencies adopting as well before our tour at 9am. I can tear up at how amazing these people are. They are giving, humorous, strong, down to earth, I could go on. Some families are here to adopt there 3-7th child. From minor special needs, missing ear parts, albinism to heart conditions. We went to Tianamen square, Forbbiden City, "we walked this btw-2hrs, then went to chinese lunch "so good," then to the silk factory "John has a new found respect for silk making," then took a rickshaw through "common folk" town and home. Yes, we went into a chinese home. Sami was a trooper with no nap except for the hour she took before we went out in the AM. She fell asleep in John's arms on the rickshaw. So this house we went into, the man of the house was so cool. He was so greatful that we came, wanted us to ask questions...but it was not anything like you might imagine. He had crickets in his bed room. No, not to eat...they like to feel like they live in the country still. It's like a sound sleeper for babies. LOL. He had pet turtles, not to eat. Then finally back to the hotel at 17:00. Oh I forgot, we know what it's like to have a daughter as a celebrity. Sami was a big time hit. We had crowds of 20-30 people at a time taking pictures with her, of her, holding her. She would stop crowds and people would yell-oh, baby hi baby, pretty baby. Apparently it's good luck to have blonde hair and even good luck rubs off ih you touch a blonde and take a picture with them. Being the new year, everything that signifies good luck is 10 times more luck. I guess. Speaking of which. The fire works here go off all night until about 2am and the are like bombs. They aren't the wimpy M80's we have in the states, they are serious. It actually hasn't bothered Sami at all. She's sleeping right here and they are soooooo loud. And she had to have soy milk instead of reg milk. I couldn't find New Zealand or Austrailian milk in the market by the hotel. Then again, nothing is written in english soo..... I'll post pics tomorrow. So tired. Can't believe I wrote this much. Oh and my mom in law is such a trooper too. It was a lot of walking, stairs, crying Sami......I might have doubled this email to some of you on facebook, sorry to overload you.nite

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Here's Samantha wearing the Silver Ruffle Sweater :)

Now.. Is This a Commercial for Pizza or Horizon Organic Milk ???? LOL

Oh... She sure is Happy eating her Pizza :)
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This Week I made a Cable Sweater for Claire.. I used the cable idea from The Last Central Park Hoodie that I made for her Big Sis.
I also did a design on the top seam of the hoodie where I stitched it together. I did that by crocheting together..
Then I made some twirlys for the Top :)

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Our Knitting Group which meets at Paneras every week is making an Afghan for the Manager of There.
She is very nice to us and we have been sitting there for Hours every Wednesday for a few years now. I'm sure she will love cozying up in it on cool evenings .
We are doing whatever squares we each choose from The Sampler Afghans Book. I have done two so far and enjoyed making them. It gives me a chance to try different patterns and it does not take long to do a 12 inch square. Hopefully it will not take too long to complete it.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Central Park Hoodie just finished for my Grandaughter.. Its a Small size but Grandma squeezed into it for the Photo Shoot !!!
I used Woolease for it and it comes out really nice in this Sweater. The one I did for her sister a while back was also on woolease in a deep green. This is a fun sweater to knit and I am thinking of making one a little bigger for Myself :) Hey.. Do Ya think I actually will make something for "Me"... Ha !!!

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Just made thes cute little fingerless gloves for Samantha.. The pattern is in Ravelry.. I think its called "little suckers" because the thumb sticks out .. I use sock yarn and each one has different stripes... But My Daughter will like that.. They are bright and really cute.. I made them a little longer so they will cover more of her fingers. April wanted fingerless gloves but making those little fingers was a real pain and I think Sami will like these better.
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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Home Coming!!!!

Well...For all of you who have been following the progress and praying for Our China Child to arrive... It is Finally going to happen.
My Daughter, Hubby Samantha and Mother in Law will be flying to China in 3 weeks to bring Little Felix home!!!!! Hooray!!! Its been a long and stress 3 years for My Daughter and John. She originally had signed up for a baby Girl ( who was going to be named Penny )but it was taking sooooooooo long and the stress was catching up so she increased her chances by selecting..Boy or Girl up to 4 years old. So FuXi ( who is now Felix)... is about 2 to 2 and 1/2 years old.. He is a Happy and Smart little fellow... and at his young age he speaks some English and Chinese.Oh and did I say that he is Cute as a Button :)... My Daughter has been lucky to be in touch with his nanny at the orphanage and she has been in weekly contact with Felix on the Web Cam for the past few weeks. So now when they go there he will sort of know who they are. When he talks to April ( My Daughter) on the Web Cam.. He says " I Love You Ma Ma"..... Oh and that just brings tears to her eyes... But Happy ones !!!!!
So Yes... It truly is a Happy New Year and a Very Blessed One ....Thanks be To God!!!
Somehow I think that God will also find a way to Bring a "Penny" into our life in the future. I know there is plenty of Love for another Child.
Happy New Year To You All......