Sunday, August 7, 2011

The First Ones

                                     THESE are some of the very first pictures that I ever saw of Jake.
Wait-come to think of it....
one of these pictures IS the VERY FIRST one that I saw of him.
I will make a note of it below. ;)

Tami, Jake's "Earth Angel" met him on this day in September 2010 when he was just six months old.
(Um, Tami-If I have the date screwed up PLEASE correct me here. Okay-thanks!).
I can't speak for Tami as to why she decided to advocate for Jake. BUT, Greg and I are SOOOO grateful that she did!!!

Tami adopted her daughter Aubry with in a few days of these pictures being taken. Aubry is the pretty girl in the green shirt. She has a pretty amazing adoption story herself. ;) I don't have permission to talk about it....but, trust me....it is SO cool.

Now, go ahead and enjoy the precious baby boy pictures below. (Unless you already have-LOL)!
:)




 ~~~~~~~~~~~THE FIRST PICTURE OF JAKE THAT I SAW :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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My Jakey Boy Attends a Party :)


Last month a fellow Jiang Cheng Orphanage Mommy posted pictures to our Yahoo Orphanage group of her daughter's 1st birthday. She had sent her little one a cake and camera for her milestone birthday.

Lo and behold....LOOK WHO was invited to the party!
:)

Mr. Jake is the stinker in the white (or is it pink?!) shirt with the red lettering.
I love how he is being restrained in the last two pictures~
he must have REALLY wanted that cake ALL to HIMSELF!
*LOL*!!!




It is AMAZING to see pictures of my son while he is still a half a world away. Hold on Jake...Mommy is coming as SOON as I can! :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

ShRiNkY DiNkS ~&~ Fingerprint Appointments!!!

It has been one big party around the Montieth household this morning, let me tell you!
Here are the top highlights....



After breakfast Emma & Sophie made
ShRiNkY DiNkS.
Yes, you read that correctly...they actually still make them.
:)







AND, our Fingerprint Appointment notices arrived from USCIS!!! Yipieeeee....another step closer to bringing Jake home! :D We are going to try and "walk in" next week to have them done a tad bit early. Wish us luck!




Friday, August 5, 2011

Pictures, pictures AND more pictures....

It has turned out to be a very, VERY interesting summer for us.

Greg lost his job on June 24th. Unexpectedly. And, it was a blessing.

At the moment he is VERY CLOSE to getting another one. I will update you all on WHERE we are moving as soon as I know. We are enjoying each others company and not making any rushed decisions.

Our I-800 for Jake was recieved by USCIS last week----WHOOOO!!! It is called a I-797C. This means that we can go get fingerprinted SOON! Yep, we are moving along with the adoption process. There will be some "updates" that we will have to do as a result of Greg's job change/move....but, we have no choice. So we are simply pushing  forward. :)

That is all that I have to report for now. Here are some pictures....






























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