Monday, September 04, 2006


I went to my mailbox last week and found a wonderful surprise there. Melissa had sent a shirt to me (and several other blogging sister's) that reads...I SURVIVED CHINA ADOPTION 2006-2007. I had been so down in the dumps last week after the latest referral batch so, when I saw the shirt I of course cried (happy tears). You know how these adoption hormones can be!!!! Melissa requested that we take a picture of ourselves wearing the shirt and post it to our blog to show that "we WILL prevail". Melissa knows that I hate any and all pictures of myself and have yet to post a single one on this blog. So, she added a special note that I could photo-chop my head out so I can remain unseen!!! I thought the gift was so incredibly thoughtful that I decided to come out of hiding.......FOR MY FAVORITE BLOGGING PAL.................. Melissa! I know that as soon as our plane is safely off the ground (LEAVING China) I will be putting this shirt on for the plane ride home. Melissa, thank you so much for such a wonderful surprise! WE WILL PREVAIL!!!

As an extra bonus I give you a picture of Jeff. We took this picture this weekend at the sand dunes on Lake Michigan.


Blogger Stacy said...

Great pictures! The t-shirt is so cool! You will wear it with pride on the way home, I'm sure.

You and your hubby look so cute in that picture! Quit hiding, you're too cute!

3:32 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

Cute pics. Those shirts are popping up everywhere!

You have the perfect idea to don it for the trip home :0)

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Johnny said...

Aha, I know you! You're the gal I loaned $1 for lunch in 5th grade and never repaid me! Now, the cat is out of the bag!

Oh, maybe not.

Nice pix.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

those shirts are great and you people are CUTE!

4:19 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

I love our shirts! Melissa was so kind to do this for us. Great pic of you and hubby.

Yup - will wear that shirt with pride the whole way home from China!

5:47 PM  
Blogger tracy said...

Love the picture and the shirt is cute too!

Quit hiding, ya'll are a beautiful couple!

6:23 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

You are BEAUTIFUL! I'm so glad to finally put your face to all the things I read by you. I'm wearing mine all the way to China as well. Melissa is a wonderful friend - and so are you! Big hugs!

11:15 PM  
Blogger Lee-Anne said...

How cool are those shirts?! Love the dancing ladybug! Melissa is such a gem! Early on in the process, Melissa was sposed to send me a quilt square...
not only did she send my most favourite fabric (china dolls, by michael miller) but she also sent 2 tee shirts! One for me and one for Bella.
The best thing about this process (other than finally getting our beautiful children!) is the fabulous friends we make along the way!

7:29 AM  
Blogger Lisa~~ said...

You and the shirt are both cute, cute, cute! I think now that you've posted pics of yourself, it should happen more often!!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Dawn and Dale said...

Oh my!!!

You made ME cry!!!!

That was such a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing it!!

P.S. How do we get a shirt like this??? I soooo need one!!!

6:10 PM  
Anonymous holly said...

SO good to see you!
Are these shirts not the best?

9:53 PM  
Blogger Made in China said...

That was so thoughtful!
It's nice to see who I'm writing to!

Hang in there!


7:55 AM  
Blogger Nathan & Emily's Mommy (Mary) said...

I love the pictures! The shirts are just great!! Melissa is just great! You are so great! Life is just great!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Shelli said...

So good to see you!!! You are gorgeous, girl! Keep the pictures coming.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Kramer said...

Glad to finally put a face to the name. You guys are cute as can be!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Lisa & Jeff said...

I'm sure Melissa had the shirts printed up. I'm sure a lot of people would be interested in having one. I'm just praying we don't need to add 2008 to them............
Sorry. Must. Think. Positive.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Kim M. said...

Thanks for finally peeking out and looking at us. I have a smile on my face. I love the shirt and you look awesome in it. Melissa really surprised us all with the great shirts but the thought behind meant the most to all of us. By the way Jeff at half bad looking himself!!!!!!!

8:15 PM  

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