Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
- did I say she was a hardworker?
- Getting our laundry done quickly and cheap
- Ordering us Pizza Hut when we couldn't down one more bite of rice
- Having ladies come to our hotel to sew hand made dresses for our daughters in 1 day
- Find good, local doctors for babies needing bloodwork or medical tests
- Taking us shopping for all the needs our new babies had
- Helping us bargain with shop owners for good deals on porcelin and other goods
- Recommending local restaurants
Chen Chen, though kind, was all business. She had 18 families she was responsible for and she was gettin' the job done. Maggie was more of a free spirit. The night we met her it was late. We were tired and anxious about getting settled before meeting our babies the next day. As we drowsily settled into the bus on the way to the hotel Maggie gets on the microphone and starts singing saying she wanted to be on "American Idol." She too, like Chen Chen, could handle any problem thrown her way and working together they were a dynamic duo!
- Chen Chen wears shorts & a t-shirt while Connie wears a silky blue dress
- Chen Chen wear Tevas while Connie spent her check on some Jimmy Choos (I don't really know that but I wouldn't be surprised.)
- Chen Chen carries a plain, black backpack while Connie carries a big, leather pocketbook
- Chen Chen has practical, no fuss hair while Connie's is colored & permed
The two were night and day.
Here they had taken us to get the babies physicals for their visas. Upon being examined, the Chinese doctor was concerned about a suspect rash on Dreamgirl's side. I did my best to explain what I knew about the rash... I'd only been her Mother for 5 days... to which the doctor said "Go get your guide." I ran into the waiting room calling for Chen Chen who quickly came to my rescue in the exam room. After about 20 seconds of fast, loud Chinese back-n-forth Chen Chen looked at me and said "O.K... no problem." Whew... Chen is "da man"... even though she's a woman... you know what I mean!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Well... what do ya think? I started blogging almost 2 years ago as a way to update family & friends about our adoption saga. The wait had grown extensive and unpredictable and I kept sending massive emails month after month saying basically... "we're still waiting!" I decided to blog... it was theraputic to write out all my frustrations with the adoption wait and I had fun journaling the experiences of raising 3 wild yungin's. It was a great way to pass the time and help keep my sanity... kinda like an online, public diary. So many people supported our adoption and the blog was a great resource for keeping them informed. Now that Lilly's been home for almost 2 months I felt like I no longer needed a blog directly focused on her adoption... but one that chronicled her as a member of our family. So now it's just a blog about my adventures... I'm glad you're here... hope you'll mark this as a new "favorite" and come back!