Friday, September 23, 2011

At long last

I'm baaccckkk.

I've been a very negligent blogger. It is hard to believe that I haven't blogged (on any of our blogs) in 13 months.  So much has happened during my absence. (So much has changed with Blogger and my blog is way broken!)  It has been a long, hard, emotional year.  The best news is that "mei mei" the reason for this blog is REAL; she has a name; she has a face; and she is almost home.

One day I will document her story.  It is too long to do now but too special not to be recorded. For now, I am taking a break from packing and I want to share her beautiful face and the awesome news that in a little over two weeks we will have her in our arms and she will be our daughter forever.

We hope to be able to blog while we are in China and would love for you to follow along.

Meet Xin Mei Ting--soon to be Millie Mei Osborn.

  This is the first picture I saw of her and the rest is history...

 Sweet girl with a confusing, lost-in-translation dress!

 Bundled for winter. Almost two years old.

 Playing during summer.

 Playground princess!


 Pretty in pink!

 I can't believe how big my 2 1/2 year old is!

 Words can't express how much I love her!

Tickled pink!


DiJo said...

She is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my word I can't wait to see Millie Mei (love her name) in your arms FOREVER!!!
So happy for you! God has truly rewarded your faithfulness.. I always say, the blessings are in the wait!!!!

Love you!

3 Peanuts said...

She is such a cutie pie and I too cannot wait to see her home with you. It has been such a LONG LONG road.

quilt-n-mama said...

I had heard you might have a little one waiting! SHe is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am so excited fro you and can't wait to hear about her story. Not sure if you know, we got home a month ago today with our sweet Clara!

Jodee said...

Millie is absolutely adorable! So excited for you and can't wait to follow your journey! You are one blessed mama!

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Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

She is such an adorable little girl!! I could not be more happy for your family. It won't be long now!!! Miss Millie Mei will be in your arms very soon. Can't wait to follow along.



Lori said...

Oh Lisa, she is SO precious and I'm SO very happy for your family!
I look forward to seeing her home, YEA!!!!!

Football and Fried Rice said...

She is so, so precious!! Gorgeous! I will be your blogger! 4+ years! She is worth it!

Maureen said...

Cannot wait to follow along! Praying for you! Bummed we will miss each other though! Love the name Millie!

Katie said...

YAY!! So happy to see that you are blogging again! You know that we will be following your journey to sweet Millie, and celebrating along with you every step of the way!


Katie, Mike and Olivia

The Oswalds said...

Yay!!! Can't wait to follow you to China & to finally see Millie in your arms! Love you & will be praying for you.

The Byrd's Nest said...

I'm so happy to see you will be blogging again...well...I know it may just be for the trip;) But I am soooo excited for you. I will be so thankful to finally write a date down beside her name in my prayer journal the moment she is in your arms:) Love you!!!

The Raudenbush Family said...

Oh my goodness - that last picture is so stinkin' adorable! :)

TanyaLea said...

So excited, Lisa! I'm glad you're back to blogging... maybe I'll feel an inspired 'kick-in-the-tush' to do the same!! FB has pretty much been my grounds these days... though I seriously miss my bloggy friends who aren't on FB with us. SO excited to see Mei Mei at home with you. It's time, it's TIME!!!! YEAH!

Praying for safe and healthy travels, and that God will surround you all in His mighty hedge of protection as you meet your baby girl for the first time!

Love you!