Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We got our!

Hooray! Lillian's chances of meeting her new sister this year just got way better: Our adoption agency received the "Letter of Seeking Confirmation of Adopter (known as "LOA" in adoption parlance) today. We are on the home stretch now!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Back from Colorado

With a trip to China for Mommy and Daddy coming up in the hopefully not-so-distant future, we wanted to take a family vacation that Lillian would enjoy and remember. She understands that she's going to get to spend time with Grammie and Grandpa while we are in China, but every once in a while she still says, "When are we going to China to get Rachel?"

So last week we drove to Colorado and spent four days doing things Lillian really loved (and Mommy and Daddy love Colorado, so it was no sacrifice). We went to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Zoo, Georgetown, Casa Bonita, Beau Jo's Pizza in Idaho Springs, Estes Park, drove up and down Trail Ridge Road to Grand Lake and back, and had a grand old time. Lillian got to see dinosaur fossils and climb on big rocks. What could be better?

The family photo is at about 12,000 feet, at the Alpine Visitors Center in Rocky Mountain National Park; Lillian took the photo of Mommy and Daddy with her own camera.