Sunday, August 3, 2008

How did this happen...!

It is truly amazing how similar Francesca and Annabelle are! When we accepted our referral, we knew so little about Annabelle...the main thing was, yes she has a mega colon (just like Francesca) and that she is shy and is a introverted (just like Francesca as well) but we just received an update directly from New Hope today...and it is amazing how much they are so a-like!!!! I can't believe it! Even down to their favorite toys...how could this have happened! We are truly blessed!


We got a ton of questions answered that we had regarding our soon-to-be newest addition. We were also told to email a family photo so it can be printed out and show Annabelle and her nannies. It is truly a blessing to have this kind of support and communication ability with the very ones who are taking care of your daughter! (I am going to be posting a lot of the information that we received this past weekend on our babyjellybeans.com website within the next few days.)


Waiting for Annabelle...

(this is the family photo that I sent to Christina at New Hope)


"I love you so very much!"



Three generations...
And here is some additional updates as well....
We are sending out our first care package to Annabelle tomorrow! Francesca is so excited because she picked out a few things that just had to be added.
As of August 1st, we have been waiting for our LOA 30 days! (counting from when we sent our LOI)
and...
Our LadyBug Afghan Raffle is still taking place (see post below)! THANK YOU for your support to everyone who has already purchased some tickets!!! How will we ever thank you...



8 comments:

sara said...

Shelly,

WOW!! Great pictures!! You are looking like a hot mama!! I was thinking about whacking off my hair today (is it the heat?) but then I saw how cute yours was..Hmmff!!

I LOVE your family picture :) I CAN'T wait to start on OUR care package!! I can't wait to start OUR count down for our LOA!!!!! Some day, soon?? LOL!

Still praying!!

Love you!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What great news...it must have been exciting to get another update on Annabelle!!

Isn't funny how things work out....she was obviously meant for your family!!

I can't wait for you all to bring her home!!

Do you have another webpage besides the blog?

Have a great night!

Lisa

amy said...

these are great pics I can not wait to read more!!!

You give me hope!

Janelle said...

great family photo -- you all look very happy : ))

sending the care package is SO much fun! and such a nice way for Francesca to be included.

Steffie B. said...

Wonderful family picture....and how fun to send the care package....I'll be in touch about the lady bug....I have waaaay to much on my plate this week1 lol

LINDA said...

This is a very exciting time for all of us. I've never been through one of these from the start. I am so anxious for everything to happen. I am keeping my eye on you!!!!

p.s. You look great! Summer agrees with you.
Your fam pic is awesome. DH gets better looking all the time!!!!
Love to see Fransceca hugging you around the neck. Adorable!

Sue said...

So, so wonderful to have all the info on your little girl!!! Love the family pic and I hope your package gets to her soon!

jiangxigirls said...

What great photos! What a wonderful update on Annabelle. Isn't it amazing how things work out.

Becky (Lovebug)