Friday, June 17, 2011


Emersyn Hui-a!

We are finally allowed to share pictures publicly after overnighting our acceptance paperwork on Wednesday, then overnighting papers I failed to include on Thursday, to make it in the batch that was sent to Korea TODAY!

So here she is!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


*Lunch with a fellow adoptee and soon to be adoptive parent: $8.65 {bee bim bop, of *course!}
*Three hour conversation during which we both received emails with our acceptance paperwork: $30 {the price per month for internet on my phone!}
*The hurried trip home to print it all out and get started: $3.49 {yes, our gas has gone down a bit!}
*The 60+ copies needed to complete the packet: free! {my mom has a prepaid copy card for 500 copies for some reason!}
*The cashier's check fee to Holt International: $3 {we won't go into the actual amount of the check!}
*The cost to overnight the .85lbs of paper to Eugene, OR: $58.89
{Yes, this is the actual amount of paperwork!}

*Getting one step closer to having our sweet new daughter home with her forever family: Priceless.

Happy 11 months old today sweet Emersyn!
We love you, miss you and pray that these months pass quickly to get you home!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's a good day folks...

Cuz this mama got herself three new pics of Emersyn and a WBC {Well Baby Checkup}!

Ugh, I have hit the refresh button on my email no less than a million times in the last week, knowing that she was scheduled to go in last Monday or Tuesday!

Yes, I can be a bit obsessive, sue me!

You have no idea how hard it is to not share her sweet face with you all! She is just beautiful and I must say that I feel pretty blessed that God has allowed me to have these three children in my life! What have I done to deserve this?!?!

So, let's just say she's a big girl!! She is 10 1/2 months old {born July 15, 2010} and she is 75th percentile for height and 90th percentile for weight!!! I did not have a single WBC for Zoey stating she was ever above the 3rd percentile. Yes, the 3rd.

Emersyn weighs a whopping 23.3 lbs {Zoey is 28} and is 30.2 inches tall {Zoey is 36}. So Danny measured and the top of Emersyn's head would be at Zoey's lips and they're two years apart!

She is right on target developmentally, but get this! SHE IS WALKING!! Zoey started walking at 11 months, Braedan at 13, so Emersyn takes that one!

Of course, this news is all very bittersweet...we're missing some of the most important milestones in her sweet little life. But remembering the bigger picture, that we will have her for eternity, eases that pain, and assures us God's plan is perfect. She is meant to be with our family no matter when she joins...birth, 9 months or a toddler. In the end, she will still be Emersyn...our Emersyn, and we will have a lifetime to share with her, and Zoey and Braedan...

And we ended this fabulous day with our super fun and sweet social worker who came today for our homestudy visit! We are using the same agency we did for Zoey's homestudy, but this is now the third social worker we've had, and by far, our favorite! She is super personable, friendly, and genuinely shows love and concern for our family. Since she is really just changing things here and there, it shouldn't take long and she hopes to have it completed for us in about two weeks!

So what's next? Once our homestudy is completed, it will be approved by Holt, then it's time for immgration paperwork and acceptance paperwork to start the process to get our girl home! How long will it take? We'll have to save that news for another blog post, but we are in for a bit of a wait.

But for now, we're holding strong and doing our best to hang in there! Somehow, this week will be a month since our referral, which has flown by, and I'm praying time does the same thing through this wait!

Thanks for you love and support and remember that as soon as our acceptance paperwork is in, we can show pictures!!

Oh, and my kindergartner 'graduated' today! He's now a first grader. How did that happen?!?!?!