Archive for May, 2009

Wow, have you looked at the price of airline tickets to China lately?  Probaby not.  Well, trust me, it’s a little discouraging.

You know if we were traveling to Rome it would be rather cheap.  To bad Sierra is in China.  We spend hours at night looking up different travel sites to find a cheap fare – why we do this to ourselves I don’t know, we don’t even know our travel dates yet.  Will that stop me from looking again to night?  Probably not, I guess it makes me feel like I’m actually  doing something  to bring home our girl.


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“Not flesh of my flesh,
Nor bone of my bone,
But still miraculously my own.
Never forget a single minute,
You didn’t grow under my heart but in it.”
~ Fleur Conkling Heyliger

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We have to go up to Chinese Consulate in Chicago to apply for our Chinese Visa today.  More money to pay and then more waiting.  Seems that’s all we do is pay money to people and wait, will the bleeding ever stop???  It will all be worth it once we are home with Sierra.  The paperchasing is horrible but it’s a lot like labor – it’s horrible while you are going through it but once it’s over and you have that child in your arms,  you forget how bad it was getting here.

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Praise the Lord, we have received our travel approval.  It’s all coming together now.  We should find out our travel dates within the next couple days – woo hoo!

Stay tuned for more…

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Marcus turns 21!!!

WOW!  I really can’t believe Marcus is turning 21 on Saturday! marcus k

Kindergarten picture – ooohhh so cute!


High school picture – ooohhh so handsome!


Father and Son – ooohhh so proud!

Happy Birthday Son – we love you more than you could ever image – and remember this, as much as we love you, God loves you so much more!  He will always be there for you, you just need to ask.

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