Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's here! It's here!

The time is here! We are leaving for China in the morning. It doesn't seem real yet. I need someone to pinch me because I just can't believe it! In 5 days (less actually because China is 13 hours ahead) we will see this little face in person and hug that little body. It's a dream come true!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

For Rachel

The day we found out our confirmed travel dates for our China trip, our son, Aaron, wrote a poem for his Rachel. He wrote it in 5 minutes...he is talented like that. I have read it over and over and will continue to do so the rest of my life. It hangs in a frame in her bedroom, and someday she'll be able to read it for herself. Nothing tells us more how he feels about becoming a big brother to a little sister than the words he penned for her. Thanks, Aaron, we love you so much!

For Rachel

The time has come for frilly things,
For pink polka dots and golden rings.

The time has come for a grand adventure,
For soon comes a gift from God, a little sister.

Around the world there she is,
God is protecting her, her hand in His.

From a land so far, but a love so near,
A new addition, a girl so dear.

Very soon on that September day,
We'll rejoice aloud and together pray:

The time has come for frilly things,
Pink polka dots and golden rings,

God bless us with your great love,
We thank you for our Rachel, sent from above.

By Aaron Krominga

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rachel's Dress Up Center

Well, Baba (Chinese word for daddy) has been hard at work again. He made a Dress Up Center for his little princess. I decorated it, and after a couple of failed attempts, I finally finished my part of it. It has wheels and she will be able to wheel it in and out of her closet. I can't wait to see it put to use!

This is the green side.

This is the pink side.

These are her princess dresses.

It also holds her accessories.

It fits nicely in the closet and can be wheeled out when she wants to use it.