Join our family as we journey to bring our baby home.

Home Sweet Home

After a total of 18 hours on 3 different planes, we are home. Libby did well on the 2 shorter flights and just ok on the long flight. It is hard to get comfy and sleep on plane seats and she fell off once which made her very leary of falling asleep again. We spent some time in the bathroom while she screamed herself to sleep, so we didn't bother other passengers. We also took turns sleeping on the floor so we would be more aware when she was rolling around during her sleep. We made it and I am happy to say when we got home, she also slept for 6 hours!! We are hoping the transition to the time change is a smooth one for all of us. We are so blessed and grateful to be home. Libby LOVES her brothers. She is doing better about not needing me to hold her as much, but only if she is on the floor playing. She is not ready to let me leave the room or let anyone else hold her. It will take some time, and I am amazed at how well she is doing overall. We welcome visitors, but you may want to call first as naps could be happening at any moment for any of us!!! Thank you again for your prayers. We serve an amazing God.

Ready to come home

We have had an amazing stay in China and have loved every minute of it, but we are very ready to come home. After a gliche in the system at the American Consulate yesterday, we have been cleared to leave and we have Libby's Visa. It is 7:00pm US EST time. The trip home involves 3 plane rides and a total of 24 hours so we need your prayers. We board a plane in Guangzhou at 11:55pm your time and take a 3 hour flight to Beijing. We have a 3 hour lay over in Beijing and get on a flight at 6:30am your time for a 13 1/2 hour flight to Washington DC. We then have a 2 hour lay over and board a plane at 9:30pm for our final 2 hour flight. Please pray for smooth plane rides, our health and safety and for Libby as it will be a long day and will be the start of adjusting to the time change for all of us. Thank you for your prayers and we thank God for His hand upon everything.

The doctor visit wore her out.

We had to take a lunch break at the doctor.

Say Ahhhhh.

Getting measured

Waiting to see the doctor

When I first met my Mom

My first picture with Mom and Dad

Sleeping Beauty


My first outing in the rain

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Is Tomorrow the Day?

Today is Wednesday, January 31, 2007. It has been 19+ months since we began our adoption journey and it looks like it is coming to a happy end. We have been told tomorrow may be the day we find out all about Libby. We are grateful, blessed, excited, nervous and anxious all in one. Austin, our oldest son, will be home from school tomorrow due to inclement weather in the area. It would be great to have him around to get the exciting news. Maybe the ice will cause the entire family to stay home and huddle around the phone!!! We'll keep you posted with info and pictures.

Libby's Family

Welcome to Libby's Blog

We are Rod, Lynn, Austin and Bryce. We are so excited about adding a daughter / sister to our family. Our journey began in June 2005. We sent our application to our agency on June 12, and then started the paper chase. Everything went so smoothly for us. Our documents were mailed to China on August 25, 2005. We were given log in date (LID) of October 9, 2005. A little disappointing at first, but nothing compared to the long wait ahead of us. We quickly discovered that we were going to wait longer than expected. We have managed to pass the time with family fun.

Now, the wait is almost over. We can't wait to meet our daughter on paper and then in person. Thank you for following this journey with us.

Libby's Family