Thursday, September 29, 2005

A Brinley Sighting!

I received an email this morning from another adoptive mom. She was inGuilin last week to pick up her daughter and when she was at the orphanage, she said she thought she saw Brinley in one of the toddler rooms. She said that all of the babies appear to be happy and healthy! Wonderful news! :)

Friday, September 23, 2005


Happy Birthday, Sarah!!!


It was wonderful seeing Aunt Mae, Uncle Bill and Belinda while we were at Mom's house! I really miss seeing them! Uncle Bill printed out Brinley's picture and they have it framed in their home! I just love my family!!!! :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Package Mailed To Brinley

Yesterday I mailed our first package to Brinley. I kept thinking that there was something else we should send. We sent:
*A pink bunny rabbit security blanket
*A picture book
*A photo album with pictures of our family
*Three bags of candy for the kids and the nannies
*A disposable camera we hope will be used to take pictures of Brinley while she is living in the orphanage and returned to us when we pick her up.
*A little toy car with a little asian girl that goes in it.
It seems like there was something else too but I can't remember.We are planning to send another package before we go either with a traveling family or mailing it. I definitely want to send more pictures of us and our house and her room and our pets. I thought about sending an outfit but I decided not to. Many times the children are brought to the families wearing clothing that was sent to the child by their new families. I want Brinley to come to us with her clothing from the orphanage so that it will be something for her to keep and treasure. I am so ready to bring her home!!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Last night we received a precious gift!!!
I knew Brinley had been on my mind and in my heart a lot lately....more than usual as I said yesterday. Well, we had no idea that in a few hours we would have a new image of our Princess of Pout right before our eyes!!! Around 9pm last night we received this new photo of Brinley in an email from Stefani at our agency!!! It was taken on August 31...less than a week ago. She's grown so much! I cried such happy tears when I saw how healthy she looks!!! My oh my but look at that pouty little mouth! LOL No doubt she was not a happy camper when this photo was taken! Her daddy grins everytime he sees the picture and says, "She' gonna be a handful!"
He knows he won't be able to resist her cute little pout!

You won't believe it!!!! We have just been blessed with two more photos of our sweetheart!!

I just got them in another email!!!

Monday, September 05, 2005

For some reason I am really, really wanting to get Brinley home lately....more than the norm.
I feel like someone is missing all of the time. I'm not counting down the days since we were DTC. It's a bit pointless right now....such a long time to wait still.

Brinley, I hope that you are sleeping peacefully in your crib tonight and that you know in your little heart that daddy and I are out here and that we already love you so very much. Today daddy has been talking about building you a playhouse and he's been working in the backyard to make it a wonderful place for you to play. We all love you and can't wait for you to be home with us!!! ~Mommy

Sunday, September 04, 2005

25 months old

Today Brinley is 25 months old!
We are finally DTC....just waiting on the LID and TA now!!!
We are praying that it will go by very quickly!!!