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Jennifer Ryan
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Happy Birthday!
So, we got our little guy for a while while he was four, but Thursday he turned five.  Of course it is bittersweet.  We are so happy we had him for his fifth birthday and for all of the ones to come.  We are so sad that we missed his first, second, third an...
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Three weeks home
Well, we've been home for three weeks now and everything is going really well.  We are getting a little tired of the house, and we are trying to help him get some more language so that we can communicate better, but overall it has been a good transition.  H...
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They Will Know We Are Christians By Our LOVE
So, we got into the elevator at the hotel with another man who looked like a business man from Egypt or someplace close to there.  He looked at us and said, "I have to ask you a question.  I see lots of foreigners carrying Chinese children around.  Why are ...
They Will Know We Are Christians By Our LOVE
They Will Know We Are Christians By Our LOVE
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In Guangzhou
Our internet has been a little spotty and we've been really busy, so I have a lot to catch up on.  We are now in our first full day in Guangzhou.  Today we had the medical exam and then a paperwork meeting to gather the paperwork for our Consulate Appointme...
In Guangzhou
In Guangzhou
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Day 2 Hohhot
Day 2 in Hohhot almost over.  Got to wake up early, around 4 am to little guy throwing up all over everything.  Not sure what happened, but probably a combination of more food than he's used to, a very hot room and him still overdressed from the orphanage a...
Day 2 Hohhot
Day 2 Hohhot
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In Hohhot
Well, it's late here and all three kids are sleeping, so I will fit in as much as I can to update people.  We arrived in Beijing on Friday night and went right to the hotel.  I'm not going to lie, our flight was long.  I thought the girls would sleep more o...
In Hohhot
In Hohhot
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We Are Off
It's so surreal.  We are heading to the airport in an hour, off to Chicago, and then off to Beijing.  It has been the biggest whirlwind of emotions and planning and packing in the last two weeks.  Are we ready?  Well, we have the paperwork, we have clothes,...
We Are Off
We Are Off
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We Are Going To China!!!
Well, we've had a busy week!  So, we got our Article 5 Pick Up on January 8.  Our agency said it would be about 2-3 weeks before we got Travel Approval and then we would travel about 2 weeks later.  However, I started seeing on our LID Facebook page that pe...
We Are Going To China!!!
We Are Going To China!!!
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And now it's January!
I seriously do not know where the time goes.  Every time I think about blogging it seems like it haven't been that long since I blogged, but then it really has!  We had a very fun Christmas although again it felt like part of our family was missing.  We rea...
And now it's January!
And now it's January!
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It's December!
So, we are into December and we have lots going on!  We have received our visas, Provisional Approval, NVC Approval and submitted our DS-260.  We are not waiting on Article 5 Pick Up and then Travel Approval.  We were also approved for ten year visas which ...
It's December!
It's December!
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