Friday, February 24, 2017


Jamma and Gramps are on vacation. They sent postcards to all the kids - even Ming Yu ๐Ÿ’—

blessings, Sandy

Saturday, February 18, 2017

G is for Grants!

Today is brought to you by the letter G: 

as we are spending our free moments trying to finish filling out adoption GRANTS ๐Ÿ˜œ

blessings, Sandy

Monday, February 13, 2017

Updated Information!

Height: 101 cm; Weight: 17.75 kg; Chest’s circumference: 61 cm; Head’s circumference: 51 cm; Teeth number: Ten on top and ten at the bottom; Feet length: 15 cm (left foot), 8 cm (right foot).

He has been healthy recently.

His developments at all aspect are good. He is smarter than same age children. He is a caring child, everybody likes him.

His language skills are pretty good. He can communicate well with adults. For example: “Aunt, I can go to bed by myself now, do you know that?” or “Aunt, I want to drink some water.” He knows almost all kinds of fruits, he recognize colors.

We call him Ming Yu.

He is refined internally and externally. He can be a little timid and shy sometimes. But when he did something nice and you praise him he will be proud and active. If he feels that you like him he would communicate and interact with you, he talks to you about everything. He is not afraid of strangers. He gets along well with big brothers outside.

He is a caring little boy, he is willing to help and take care of other children. But you need to make him feel confident and show his courage, praise him and compromise him a lot. He is a smart and thoughtful boy. We all like him very much.

He stays in the foster organization.

He likes toy cars, transformers and building blocks, he likes all the toys for boys.

He is affectionate, he likes to communicate and interact with adults.

This picture was sent to Ming Yu's buddy Stephen's family - Ming Yu is in the back - cool dudes in their shades ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜Ž

Blessings, Sandy

An Update!!!

Three months after Pre-Approval our agency requests an update.

Our update arrived today!!

Can we travel tomorrow?!


my baby is growing up!!


Blessings, Sandy

Thursday, February 9, 2017


We were scheduled for a 9am appointment. With rush hour traffic google maps predicted a drive that normally takes an hour could take up to an hour and 40 minutes. Erik HATES driving in rush hour traffic so convinced the rest of us to leave the house at 6:15am!!!

Wayne State University is only 20 minutes away from USCIS so we decided to drive past it and check out the campus. Since we arrived at WSU at 7:15am it was a little dark - so we drove around for a few minutes and headed to our appointment early.

We arrived at USCIS at 7:40am and noticed people already inside. As we were waiting in line for security the fingerprinting office opened up. Our paperwork got stamped with an arrival time of 7:54am...and they were already taking people back. 

All 4 of us were fingerprinted and heading home by 8:15am!


The traffic heading home was worse than on the way to the appointment. Then we hit snow with white out conditions - my oh my - I haven't driven in such stressful weather in a few years! Luckily we made it home (and Erik to work) in one piece!

The kids are excited that we finished more paperwork - they are getting anxious for Ming Yu to come home ๐Ÿ’—

Blessings, Sandy

Thursday, February 2, 2017


I think it is my new hobby watching our documents travel the country....


And another package to track. YAY!

Endless fun during an adoption ๐Ÿ˜œ

The boys are getting VERY excited about having a new brother so they were HAPPY to see more adoption paperwork head out in the mail. 

I can't lie. I was excited too.

Blessings, Sandy