Friday, July 20, 2007

Since we didn't and probably wont get any new pictures of our daughter I will have to post from the many that we do have, like I stated previously. Though most of them are older it is difficult to pull this blog and another month has passed without a new picture. Having received them almost every month for Landon with SLC it sure is different to say the least. But we knew it would be. So here are a couple. hope everyone else can enjoy them the way we do :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Talked back and forth with our agency coordinator the past week and still nothing to report worth reporting! Last we were told that Sally will be seeing Debby, one of the directors at Chung
Yi, this week and should learn something of our update. Mostly what is the hold up? Government sw, Chung yi, who or what? So still the same info. We are still trying to collect donations for Chung Yi. The last pacakge was $113.00. OUCH is right. We are working on getting a company to donate shipping cost, like our local DHL shipping offices or business like that. Meanwhile some of you have asked that we set up our paypal account so that you can donate funds towards shipping and donations. Thought I was sceptical at first we have decided to do so. Once I figure out how to add the link it should be up and running by the end of the weekend. For those families that have sent things... A HUGE THANK YOU!!! The items we have been told are for 45 children toddler age on up to teenagers and about 10 infnats. I know I have said this before but just a reminder. :) They are in need of:


This is the most current list we have. We are working to get Shands hospita/dental clinic to donate the toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and rinse. Robeez shoes has comitted to donating shoes but not until we travel. They also mostly have toddler and infants shoes from what I understand though. These will also be split between St Lucy Center and Chung Yi donations. We are also working on getting families to commit to packages for Chirstmas for the kids. Anything can help and what better way to pass the time?

Saturday, July 07, 2007

UPDATES ARE IN!!! BUT NOT OURS?! Well there you have it. Chung Yi didnt provide us with any new info. No court filing date, no hearing date. They forwarded the height and weight stats from last time which Sally thinks are wrong. Atleast for height anyway. Laura hopes to talk to Sally over the weekend to ask her to contact Chung Yi to find out what the hold up is. She thinks it could be that the government social worker is taking longer to get the file from the last 4 years together and over to Chung Yi as it also has to be filed in the courts along with our documents. So it was depressing to know that we are most likely not in the courts yet. About 99% sure since they didnt give us a date that it hasnt happened. Which means the court wait has yet to start and can be 1-6 months then another month to travel! :(

I kept busy the last 2 days assembling those packages that I have been accumulating along with some extra shopping from Mom and I for the donations. Laura said that Chung Yi is in need of many things. When I went to ship the 3 boxes today they were $72, $53, and $67!!! Yikes. I sent the one for $72 which was to Ti and included our family video, 1st letter to her, and our first letter to her foster mother. We also included some clothes, books, flash cards, build a bear slippers among many other little things. In the other boxes Mom bought the older boys 6 pairs of really nice shorts some with belts, undershirts, 2 large packages of boys socks, some girls clothes, and some hygiene stuff and then I picked out some girl clothes, underpants, packages of socks, 2 little boy outfits, lotions, toothbrushes, toothpastes, and lots of other stuff for the kids and staff. There are about 45 kids from Toddler age to teenagers and then 10 infants. They are all in need of clothes, toiletries, and art supplies. I guess they are not getting all the donations they need for the amount of kids they have right now. Most donations are for infants and girls but they have mostly older kids. Anyhow it was fun to do but I hated the shipping prices. I had to come back and compile the other 2 boxes into one bigger box as I couldnt get them into the flat rates and hope that that it is a little cheaper to send on Monday in that box.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Well we hoped to get our updates from Chung Yi at the end of June but it hasn't happened yet. I spoke with Laura a couple days ago and she explained that the updates are late and they are still awaiting them. We hope to get a size confirmation and confirmation of our documents filed in the court. I would of course love to hear that we have a hearing date too! Can't hate a girl for wishful thinking, eh? I doubt we will get pictures but you never know. So I thought I waws doing pretty good waiting for this update until today. I keep thinking it has to be here today but then it doesnt come. Goodness gracious! :) I'll post when we know something for sure but for now it is back to day dreaming and waiting.