One Roof

A place to keep up with our happenings!

We’re in Beijing! August 31, 2007

Filed under: Blog — oneroof @ 11:19 am

So, obviously…wordpress isn’t blocked in China. However, I still hope to mainly post to the Journeytome site, but our internet connection is slow, and it allows me to pull up the page to write a post, but won’t boot up the icon to actually type on it. Anyways, from the time we left our house to when we finally arrived at our hotel in Beijing was 39 hours. All told, Bo & I both only got about 4 hours sleep, so we’re pretty much ready to drop. After showering and a short nap, we took a walk with our guide, Rui, and a couple other families down to a convenience store to buy water, and had dinner at Subway (lame, I know….but after flying for so long, we just wanted quick and familiar.) We’re now in our hotel room, getting ready to sack for the night before our big touring day tomorrow, but hope to make a Skype call to the kids and grandmas back home first, so we’re staying up to do that. Oh, and we can’t send any emails from here. Hopefully, we’ll be able to once we get to Nanchang.

Oh…and praise God our suitcases both made it here; however, most of what was in both of them is SOAKED!!! Nothing inside our suitcases leaked though. At first, we thought maybe it was just the condensation or something from the airplane, then the hot airport, but no…this stuff is SOAKED! All I can think is that someone else’s suitcase had something major leak that spilled down on our suitcases. And Mary…the dress that you and Annie and Tian have…..well, something red was up next to the dress, and now I think it’s permanently ruined 😦 If so, we’ll have to hit the store to get another one when we get back!

Night all! Thank you to all who are praying for us! We love you!


And We’re Off! August 29, 2007

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Clay’s Public Profession of Faith August 25, 2007

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This past Sunday, Clay chose to display his faith through sharing his testimony and then being baptized. You can see a video of it if you click on the link to Providence Community Church. It was a wonderful celebration!


Nicole at GWCA rocks! August 22, 2007

Filed under: Blog — oneroof @ 11:37 am

(I’m writing this post on Wednesday, August 22, but this happened yesterday.)

Just one day (less than 24 hours actually) after receiving our Travel Approval, we got the email from Nicole in Travel at our adoption agency saying that she had confirmed our Consulate Appointment (CA) for September 10th! So…..that means, we leave on Wednesday, August 29 for China! The kids and I (Bo is working in Dallas this week) went out to lunch to celebrate, followed by shopping for various odds and ends for the trip.

On Monday, the thought of leaving next Wednesday seemed so close and rushed (in a good way!), but now….mercy, ONE WHOLE WEEK? But, I’m ready NOW!

God is good, all the time though. Next week is perfect!
Psalm 116:12 How can I repay the Lord for all His goodness to me?


Hold on tight!!!!!!!!! It’s gonna be a bumpy ride! August 21, 2007

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TA arrived today, and we’re praying to leave on the 29th!


Happy Birthday, Tian! August 15, 2007

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Our sweet daughter, Tian celebrated her last birthday away from us on August 5. We had previously sent a care package to her, and then before her birthday, ordered a stuffed toy, camera, and cake to be delivered to her swi. I just got pictures emailed to me today from her birthday celebration, and she’s wearing the dress we had previously mailed to her! It’s a GOOD day!


You awe weddy, mom? August 13, 2007

Filed under: Blog — oneroof @ 10:33 pm

Annie came in the bathroom after I showered this morning and asked me,

“Di you take a showee, mommy?”

“Yes, honey…I took a showee.”

“You awe weddy go get Sissy Tian, Mommy?”

“Yes, Annie…Mommy is ready to go get Sissy Tian.”

I’m so ready.