INTRODUCING . . . .

August 16, 2010

Chen Wen Yi
11/23/2009
Hunan Province
Chenzhou Children's Welfare Institute


After dreaming about this day for the past 4 and a half years.....We finally got the call at 2:16pm!!!!

We are OVER THE MOON EXCITED. We are completely smitten by her beautiful face and that head of hair.

This is all the info we have for now, but we will update as soon as we can!!

Thanks for all the Love and Support!!

It is TIME TO CELEBRATE...... We are a FAMILY OF FIVE:)

I am still in shock..... my feet have not hit the ground since 2:15pm and I doubt they will for the next couple of days:)

Reagan Elizabeth

Reagan Elizabeth 2

Reagan Elizabeth 3

185 comments:

Jboo said...

Congrats!! What an incredibly special day and beautiful baby girl -- look at that adorable face!

Janet

Kayce said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! She is JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! Enjoy all the excitement and joy that will surround you! Happy, happy day!

Love Letters To China said...

She's beautiful!!! I'm so happy for you and your family.

Hugs...
Grace

Carolin said...

Been waiting on this all day!!! She's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!

Becky said...

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!! She is beautiful!!!! Many hugs and much love to you!!

Sandra said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely gorgeous! Jazzie is a spicy girl as well (Youxian, Hunan). So, so happy for you!

Colleen said...

Tears of joy!!!!! She is gorgeous!!!!! So happy for your family and so happy I have had the honor of following you on this journey!!! Congratulations!!!!! Ohhh I just want to give her a squeeze!:)

Lisa said...

She is GORGEOUS! Tears of joy rolling down my cheeks right now!! So happy for you all!!! WooHoo!!!!! The wait is over!!!!

Heather said...

Crying...pass the kleenex!!

She is a precious gift Lisa!!! She is beautiful and what a treasure she will be in your family!

Congratulations friend!! I am so happy for you!

With love!
Heather

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I am cheering, goosebumps, laughing, crying all at once... I am SO incredibly happy for you all and oh she is so gorgeous... a huge congrats...

Patiently waiting for Chayse said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations!!!! (((hugs)))

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Wow!! She is just gorgeous and looks like she is so well cared for...Lots of hugs heading your families way!

Our Complete Family said...

Lis... Miss Reagan is just beautiful! I can't wait to hear more!!! So happy for you and your sweet fam! xoxo

Virginia said...

Congratulations!!! Oh my, don't expect to come down from that cloud for quite some time. She is absolutely ADORABLE with those kissable cheeks and that furrow browed little expression. So happy for you and your family I could cry!

Gin =)

Terri said...

I'm so very happy for you and your family! She's perfect in every way!

Doing the happy dance over here in Texas!

Gail said...

Lisa, She is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I'm crying and can barely type this.
She looks very, very healthy and perfect in every possible way!!!!
Congrats to you, Pat, Nick and Sarah!!!

You got a spicy girl!

With love,

Gail

Now I'm off to pop that bottle of champagne!!! whoo hoooooooooooooo!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! She is absolutely beautiful! Look at those dark eyes! She is 1 week older than our adopted daughter, Gracie, and it is such a fantastic age..they really start to show their personality. "When Irish Eyes are Smiling"!!!
Deborah Nicholson

Kelly And Allison said...

oh my god. she is soooo cute. Just beautiful. And, I was right. She is also a spicy Hunan baby!!! I can see in her eyes. Woohoo.. Congratulations!!!

Tina

Bridget said...

oh Lisa -she is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! Congratulations to all of you!!! What an exciting day for you and your family! I can't wait for your sweet girl to be in your arms!! Celebrate and enjoy the moment!!!! You deserve it!!!

Hugs-
Bridget

Lauren said...

She is absolutely gorgeous! Look at those eyes so full of life!! :) Congratulations and thank you for sharing your journey, it is surely an inspiration and fills me with hopes of whats to come in my own life. Prayers for you and your new family of 5!!!

t~ said...

A big congratulations! So happy for your family, she is absolutely beautiful!

HubeiMama said...

Congratulations!!

bbmomof2boys said...

awww....what a beautiful little girl!! Congratulations!

Hugs,
Carla

Dita said...

I can't even believe how perfect she is...in every single way.

I am so thrilled for all FIVE of you. I just can't WAIT for you to be holding her in your arms.

I just can't WAIT!

Congratulations times a THOUSAND!!!

I am going to stare at her picture for at least the next 6 hours......what a DOLL!

elliotts said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful!!

Denise said...

Oh lisa, crying tears of joy for you my friend...she is just beautiful!! Praise God~

Patricia/NYC said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of you!!!!!
I've got some good tears running down my face right now & goosebumps too as I look at her precious, sweet, beautiful face!!!!

Oh, Lisa, she is a dream come true, indeed!!!!

HUGS!!!!
Patricia/nyc

Maddy said...

Oh LISA!!!! She's is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I am so happy for you!! She is perfect addition to your family!! I am so thrilled for you!! Congrats!!

Jo said...

She is just precious! Loving all that hair and those eyes just draw you in ... what a cutie! Congratulations to you all on{finally} becoming a family of five!

Jo

Donna said...

Congratulations!!! She is just beautiful!!!
Wishing you a very speedy TA!!

Kristine said...

Oh how wonderful. God has blessed you AGAIN!!!
She is so beautiful.

3 Peanuts said...

Oh my goodness...I had a feeling last night that I should check here today!!!!! Congratulations, Lisa! She is darling. Look at those big round eyes!!!


You will float for some time now (and you should!!!). Blessings on all the exciting things to come!!!

fleur de lis cottage said...

Yippee, yipee, yay, yay!!! She is absolutely beautiful! You must be pinching yourself.

So happy for you! The wait is over and the new chapter begins :)

Truly Blessed said...

Oh, she's BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Crying tears of you for your family on the addition of your gorgeous new daughter! Congratulations!!!

Brandi said...

What a beautiful, beautiful baby! So very happy for you!

She's in good hands...my daughter is also from Chenzhou! They really & truly care about their children there.

Anonymous said...

oh and forgot to say, i think you might get to see her get her first tooth! Deborah Nicholson

Special K said...

I couldn't be any happier for you! She's beautiful!!!!!!!!!

Aspiemom said...

What a special day! Congratulations! She's so cute!

Melis said...

Oh my gosh! Congratulations! She is so precious - I love her quizzical little expressions! Oh I am just so over-the-moon happy for you all! Giant hugs to all of you!

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Congratulations!!!!! Finally!

Debra said...

Oh Lisa, she is so beautiful! I love her face...just perfect.
Huge congrats on seeing her face finally. I can't wait to follow your journey to China and back
Many hugs and blessings to you,
Debra

Ellie said...

oh my. she is gorgeous. just gorgeous. wow. okay I'm just totally happy and excited for all of you. she's perfect.

Steffie B. said...

I am so happy for all of you........enjoy every minute of preparing for her to come home....she is darling!

Hugs,
Steffie

Jodee Leader said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely perfect and soooo worth the long wait! I can't believe the timing -- you will get to celebrate the holidays and her birthday with her! You must be over the moon! Time to start shopping!

Wanda said...

Oh LISA!!!!! She is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Those big eyes, sweet little nose and those lips. I can barely see them through the tears.

You now are a family of 5...finally. What joy!!! I'm sooooo happy for you.

And...you have a Hunan baby (just like my Dahlia). You know they're called "spicy girls" right? (Hint for Pat: when I returned with Dahlia, Danny was at the airport with flowers for me and a bouquet of chili peppers for Dahlia.) Haha....get ready my friend.

Enjoy every single moment of this crazy ride. Sending you the biggest hug ever!!!!! I'll have to call you in a few days (after the dust settles) just ot hear the joy in your voice.

xoxoxoxoxo
WAnda

Julia said...

Wow - now you have THREE gorgeous children, and I can't wait to see the photos you capture of your new daughter, she is just precious! Congratulations to all!!

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations to you and your family! I know that feeling you are having so well (3 times).
She is beautiful!

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

YEAHHHHH!!!!!! She is just beautiful, Lisa! And little, too, how wonderful that you will be able to celebrate her first birthday together as a family. I'm so glad this wait is over for you. relish in this joy as you prepare to bring your spicy girl home :)
Mindy

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Lisa~

Oh look at her!!! She's incredible! Those eyes...Those delicate features. God is so very good and faithful.

I am so thankful the slow boat to China docked and brought this wonderful news to you today.

Lindy is from Hunan, so I'm kind of partial to those spicy, BEAUTIFUL Hunan girls!

Go celebrate. This is real. This is happening!

Congratulations!

Love~
Lisa

Dawn said...

Lisa...Congratulations!!! She is absolutely beautiful!! Enjoy every moment of this wonderful journey to your sweet girl!!
xoxo

Briana's Mom said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! She is absolutely beautiful!!! I am so excited for you!!!! She is amazing. She has so much dark hair (like Briana did in her referral picture)! I am over the moon with happiness for you!!!! Savor every moment of this amazing day!

Shelly and Family said...

Words can not even begin to express how happy I am!!!!! She is just beautiful and so full of life! Now go and stare at her face once again my dear friend....

Love you,
Shelly and this party of five!

Norah said...

Lisa I am crying tears of JOY for you! Congrats to you and your family from the bottom of my heart. She is beyond precious. She is PERFECT!!!!!

DiJo said...

Congratulations!!! YOUR precious spicy girl was sooooo worth the wait!!! She is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!! God has blessed you today!!!

I am so happy that you will have her in time to celebrate her first birthday and all of the other amazing milestones to come!

Enjoy every single minute of this amazing time!
I will be praying that you can bring her home very soon.

Celebrating with you in MN!
~Diana

Karli said...

Lisa, I got so emotional reading about your daughter!! She's GORGEOUS! I know you have waited soooo long for this day. Blessings to your family! And a high five from one family of 5 to another! :-)

sierrasmom said...

What a beauty. I am a RQ lurker and saw your post! Congratulations! Now I will have to check out how you know my friend Carolin!!!

Cindy said...

Congrats! She is a beautiful little blessing!
Enjoy the journey, I know you've waited so patiently.

Michele McLean said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you all. She is beautiful!!

xoxo,
Michele

Lori Lynn said...

Well, I can't hardly see her face through these darn happy tears that keep filling my eyes. I am so thrilled for your entire family. She looks perfect.

A thousand hugs,

Lori

Michelle@BornInOurHearts said...

I had a senior shoot downtown all afternoon and I thought I heard the world rejoicing for you!!! I am beyond happy for you, Lisa!! She is PRECIOUS!!! Thankfully, I can view her photos on my iPhone since I still can't see them here. She is beautiful!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
xoxoxo
MIchelle

kitchu said...

crying for you. really shedding tears- so very happy for you. congratulations to you and your WHOLE family. what a wonderful day this is.

L said...

Congratulations!!!! She is just beautiful! Oh Happy Day!
Lyndsey
chinathistime

Love Letters To China said...

I can't tell you how many times I've come back to take a peek at that beautiful face. So happy for you....

xoxo

redmaryjanes said...

She is beautiful! And such a little one! Congratulations!

7th heaven: 4Chinadolls 1gentleboy said...

Congratulations..She is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.....
and I just knew she would be from Hunan..that was my guess...I felt it deep inside of me..
Can't wait to follow you on your exciting journey:)

Di said...

I've only been reading along for a few weeks - so first time commenter - just wanted to say congratulations!!
She is beautiful!

delucchi family said...

She is perfect Lisa!!! Can just imagine all the amazing photos you are going to take of her. What a little poppet and so young! You are going to have such a lovely time getting to know her and love her. Love nad prayers for the rest of the journey, Love Jules
xxx

Casey said...

OMG!!!!! Lisa- She is SOOOO beautiful. She reminds me of Em's referral photos. Same eyes I think. What a cutie patootie!!!! I love her!

Congrats to you and Pat and the kids. I'm sure the next few months are going to be a blur... but the BEST kind of blur!! Enjoy it!!

Rebekah said...

So happy for your family. She is beautiful!

Lindy said...

So happy that your long wait is over!! What a beautiful baby girl she is. I think she has the same hairline as your son. I love her little scowl.

BTW, I see her name is Wen Yi... have you thought about naming her Wendy or Gwen? Just some ideas.

Football and Fried Rice said...

What a darling baby girl you have!! Congrats on being a family of FIVE - to your little spicy girl!!!!!

Leah and Maya said...

WOW how EXCITING! congratulations, she is just beautiful! I don't expect you to sleep tonight either.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations to you and your family Lisa!! How exciting to finally see her. I wouldnt' be able to stop looking at her photos! So happy for you guys!!


haether

Pix-Ology said...

Oh my Lisa, when I texted you from the beach, I had a toatl feeling that today was the day! Congratulations! She's gorgeous and an amazing little blessing! Woohoooo!
xoxo,
Janet

Kim said...

Sooooo happy for you my friend..
CONGRATULATIONS..
loveya.
Hugs.

Kelli said...

Congratulations! Your long (LONG!) awaited dreams are coming true! Enjoy every bit of the planning for your trip, enjoy every bit of getting those last minute things ready for your new baby, and enjoy your China trip! It's a special place, and there is a special girl now waiting JUST for you!
Kelli
(hopped over from RQ!)

jennifer said...

She is absolutely perfect!! So beautiful!!! SOOOO happy for you!!!

Julia said...

She is PERFECT! Congratulations! This will be a great story to watch!

Belinda said...

Awah Lisa she is beautiful.. tears in my eyes! so happy for you and your family!!!!!!!
B

Jewels of My Heart said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh she is so beautiful! So happy for you and for her!
Thank You Jesus that this precious little one is orphaned NO more!
God's speed...
Daleea

Sharie said...

A little Thanksgiving baby how perfect is that?!
Congratulations she is beautiful and so is her name.
She is nearly the same age Amelia was when I got her referral and it was a great age. I missed her first teeth, but not her first words or steps. So excited for your entire family!

Amandalynn said...

She is LOVELY! Congratulations!

ww said...

Congratulations! Your new daughter, Chen Wen Yi is so beautiful (just like your other 2 children!). Thanks for the update and looking forward to following your journey as a family of 5! Blessings, Wendy

Pug Mama said...

oh dear Lord - she is PRECIOUS!!!
Congrats Lisa and family!!!!!!!!!!!

Missy said...

I am IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!!! Lisa, I cannot believe she is finally a reality! Congrats to you and your precious family! I have a feeling that Reagan and Sarah are going to have sooo much fun together. I love her big brown eyes and all of that hair!!! OH MY!!! Love you sweet friend and mother to THREE :)

Jacki said...

Congrat!!! Such a precious little girl for a wonderful family!

Melanie said...

She is gorgeous! Congratulations!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

yaaaaaaay! Just got home and checked to see her beautiful face. Congratulations to you and your family!!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh Lisa!! She is so beautiful. My heart is filled with happiness for you. So completely excited for you to welcome your daughter home. Congratulations.

Kim said...

OH MY STARS! She is gorgeous! I am SO excited for you! Please let me know if you all come thru Hong Kong on your "long road to China".
Love & Blessings,
Kim

Christine said...

Oh Lisa!!!! She's beautiful, adorable, and amazing!! CONGRATS!!!!

Jonni said...

Oh Lisa!!!!! Your daughter is GORGEOUS!!!!! I am so happy for you! I just knew you were going to get a spicy girl! What a doll. We are so happy for you and your family!

Hugs,
Jonni

Kerry said...

Look at that adorable little face and those toes in the second pic- too cute. My whole family passed around the computer and are overjoyed. My mom is in tears remembering our days. So happy for you. Love to you Lisa. You are most likely celebrating with dinner- enjoy my friend.
Hugs
Kerry

Colin and Jill Canada said...

Congratulations x 1000!

I'm overjoyed for you! She's beautiful!

Jill

Courtney said...

Congratulations. She is adorable. I hope things move along quickly.

Proud Parents of Halainah Grace said...

Oh I am so very excited for you! Congrats!! I have been following you for a very long time now. And I am so thrilled that the long road has finally come to an end. Or the beginning...which ever way you want to look at it. Now I am looking so very forward to following you in China. Congrats again...your daughter is so beautiful!!

Deanna

Tammy said...

Congrats! She is absolutely adorable! Can't wait to hear more!

Tammy

Anonymous said...

Yippee! Congratulations! She is so cute! Beautiful eyes! And a little one too, how wonderful. I can't wait to follow along and learn from you ( :
Hugs, Dale LID 5/24/06

Lynn said...

I am over the top excited for you and your family! Congratulations times a thousand. She is oh so precious and happy and cuddly and yummy and YOURS! Have a wonderful week - it's been a great start for certain.

paige said...

oh sweet lisa
just sitting here listening to your playlist & seeing her pictures....i'm in tears
she is gorgeous
i'm so thrlled
i wish you were close by so i could hug you in person!!!
so excited!!!!!

Sue said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!

ENJOY EVERY MOMENT!!

SUE : )

Teresa said...

Oh Lisa enjoy every moment of this!! She is absolutley beautiful!!! Congratulations!!

Jane said...

hi,lisa,so happy for you and your families. I am chinese, and aslo have illness , Your story always inspires me when i feel down. And also I love photography.
your chinese baby is beautiful^^ she is lucky to have a great mother like you!

M3 said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!! A hundred congratulations. She is beautiful, oh what a little sweetheart. Big hugs.

Deb aka LoLo's Mommy said...

Congrats Lisa. I wish you all the best. Take care.

Chinazhoumom said...

With tears in my eyes! Congratulations !!! What an amazing day !!!

Carol in FL
http://underafullmoonoverarainbow.blogspot.com/

Debz said...

Oh Lisa! She is perfect! I love her expressions with those eyebrows! So sweet!

CONGRATS!!!

Debz said...

Oh Lisa! She is perfect! I love her expressions with those eyebrows! So sweet!

CONGRATS!!!

Jennifer said...

Lisa, I am so excited for you! She is beautiful!

Nicole said...

Beautiful!! Congratulations from a fellow mama waiting for our referral from Colombia:)
~Nicole

Mandi said...

Oh, Lisa, I am SO happy for you. I have followed your blog for quite awhile and could not be happier for you.

I am looking forward to hearing more about her and how little Miss Sarah is feeling about almost being a big sister.

She is precious.

LaLa said...

She is so beautiful!!! HUGE congrats on your sweet girl!!! Hoping for a speedy TA.

Sarah said...

Oh Lisa! I am so excited for you and your family! She is beautiful!! I hope you have her in your arms very soon!! Congratulations!!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations! She's absolutely beautiful!
I couldn't be happier for you and your family.

Kathryn

Deb said...

Lisa....Congratulations to you and your family. She is precious in every way! It truly has been a long road to China.....but oh so worth it! Sweet Dreams tonight.....blessings to all five of you!

Marcene B said...

She is just precious! Congrats to you and your family Lisa! So exciting....

Eboix said...

Talk about fantastic news, what a blessing!

~Stacey said...

She is such a little cutie!!! Congratulations!! Two months ago today we were on a plane headed to China...I can't believe how much life has changed in two short months!!!

Michael, Melissa, Ainsley said...

Congrats! She is very cute. We have a spicy Chenzhou girl ourselves!

Terri said...

OMG, she is just precious!!! Congratulations to you all & I am looking so forward to following your amazing journey!!!

Best wishes!

Donna said...

Oh Lisa! How is it possible that I'm the 120th person to comment? I was away all afternoon but thinking about you constantly and now I return and refresh your page and see you BEAUTIFUL new daughter! Congratulations my dear friend!!!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Hannah said...

Congratulations on your Beautiful new baby girl!! I have loved following your journey to China and can not wait to see all five of you together :)

Rachelle said...

Congratulations! She is positively adorable. I cannot wait to see the photos you take of her when she is surrounded by the love of your home. Blessings!

Natalie said...

So thrilled that she has found her way to her forever family! Congratulations.It has been a very long wait I know.

Marla said...

Happy Referral Day, my friend. I can't even describe how excited I am that you finally are nearing the end of this LONG journey. I'm praying that these next few weeks go quickly so we can get sweet Baby Reagan home to her forever family. She is just too precious for words. Many happy tears in Texas tonight!!!!

Chinamama said...

Wow! I am sitting here crying!!! I am sooooo happy for you! I have been reading your blog for what seems like FOREVER! I am just stunned that you finally got the picture!! God is good!!!

She is beautiful! I love her dark hair!!! LiLi is almost bald when I got her. I also LOVE her long feet!!! LiLi has some big feet! Better for running and climbing. She is too sweet!!! I can't wait to see your travel and your first family picture!!

God bless and enjoy this moment. You will NEVER forget it!!!

Christy said...

Congratulations!!!!! She is beautiful!

Kim said...

Congrats! I love the new pick background in honor of you new little girl! What a happy day!

These Are The Days said...

As an adoptive mom, I know the feeling and it brings them all back just reading your post. Congrats to you all!! :D She's gorgeous. Can't wait to see what's in store for you 5. Oh and I think it's more like a month or so before your feet will hit the ground.

Lisa and Tate said...

SCREAM!!! She is breathtakingly beautiful! Congrats.

Lisa and Tate said...

SCREAM!!! She is breathtakingly beautiful! Congrats.

The Sanders Family said...

Amazing! She is so very beautiful! Congrats :)

Christy said...

Oh my goodness Lisa!!! She is precious!! I am soooooo completely and totally thrilled for you guys. This is just amazing and I am so happy this day is here. CONGRATS!!!!

She is beautiful and she is a Hunan Spicy Girl!! Our Mia is a Hunan girl and she lives up to the spicy theory. When it comes time to travel I can give you some amazing suggestions about places to go in Changsha. That is the city everyone gets their babies in-- you will stay at the Dolton which is AMAZING!!! Right next door you can get an hour long massage for $5 usd. It is crazy. We loved Changsha so once you pull yourself off the moon, I can give you some suggestions!

Congrats again and we just love your little one!!!

Christy :)

Valerie said...

Lisa,

Congratulations on your gorgeous daughter. We are also a Chen Zhou family, and it is a wonderful SWI.

Join the yahoo group for this SWI, you will get good informationa and even possible photos of Reagan while she has been there from other parents.

This was never a wait, just the journey to your daughter as part of G*d's plan.

Once you see them, and hold them it all makes complete sense.

Here's is hoping for a speedy travel approval.

With much love and good wishes for your entire beautiful family,

Valerie

Christie said...

I'm with Valerie (makes sense as she's my bosom friend...) but it's all part of God's great plan...intricate details of our lives, intertwined and planned before time.

She is beautiful and it takes me back to December when I saw my Keira for the first time...what a JOYFUL day that was.

So happy for your family!

Raymonde said...

Congratulations. She is beautiful.

So looking forward to hearing more about your joy.

Take care. xxx

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

so very happy for you Lisa. congrats!

Lea
xo

Catherine said...

Oh Lisa!!! Congratulations!!!!!!! Your daughter is absolutely precious and oh so beautiful! Yeah...a Hunan baby just like my amazing Hannah!

You'll be staying at the Dolton and receiving your baby in the very same room I received Hannah last November! If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Oh so happy for you!! God is SO GOOD!! Congrats once again.

PS - There is a link in my sidebar to a family in Hunan right now if you want to follow their story.

Lori Carolina said...

OH Lisa!! CONGRATULATIONS!! She is just precious and perfect and I'm SO excited for your family!!
Enjoy every moment of this time!!
Big hugs to you,
Lori

Cindy said...

Congratulations Lisa and family! She's beautiful! Happy travels to that darling little girl!

Joanne said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Your new daughter is precious :) I've been a long time "lurker", but had to comment !!

Sarah said...

Congratulations... and many blessings for the NEW ROAD to come!

Kim said...

Oh Lisa, She is beyond beautiful!!!!

I have to tell you that when your header changed to FINALLY and the pictures of her were on there, it took my breath and I got chills. That long hard wait is over....soon my friend she will be in your arms forever!

I'm just so happy for you!

((HUGS)),
Kim

Stefanie said...

Yay!! She is just beautiful :)
Many congratulations on your new blessing!!!

Suzie said...

She is just beautiful!! Congratulations and many blessings to you and your family.

Sylvia said...

Lisa COngrats on your new blessing....she is so beautiful =)

Tracy said...

Your sweet little girl is gorgeous! And she is from an amazing orphanage - the same one our daughter is from! Our sweet girl was super happy, healthy and bonded easily to us - and I give lots of credit to the Half the Sky nannies who took care of her.

CONGRATULATIONS!!

ashia said...

congratulations!!!!! she is absolutely beautiful!!

Lisa~~ said...

Congratulations, she is adorable!

Lacie said...

Woo hoo!!! What an absolute DOLL, she is!!!

Congratulations!!!
You are NOT kidding, LONG road to China!!!

3D said...

Congratulations!!! She is absolutely precious!!!

Keep smilin!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Congrats on your dream coming true!

MJ said...

I've been following your blog for a long time but have never commented.

Congratulations! My heart soars for you!

Sherry Mc said...

Wow! I just came across your blog and how neat it is just in time to read your wonderful news!! Our blessed even occured in Jan. 2008 and to this day the joy she spreads is endless. We are "only" the grandparents but we were there when she met her mommy and to her we are equally her family. You are truly blessed. I look forward to following your travels. Sherry McCormick - meema to www.waiting4abby.blogspot.com.

Cathee said...

What wonderful news. There is nothing like seeing your child's face for the very first time!

Lucy said...

OH MY GOODNESS, I'm SO happy for you Lisa!!! What a beautifully sweet face. And yes, that hair! Love that hair. She's just precious. I cannot wait for you to make your journey and hold her. From the moment we got the call to our travels, time flew. I sure hope that's the case for you too. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy these moments. I think it took me a year to come off of cloud nine. These little girls are such blessings and you are so blessed to have her in your life. What a miracle. I'm over the moon for you...congratulations!!!

Nadette said...

congratulations Lisa!! I'm fairly new to the blog, but read your entire story, and my heart is full of joy for you and your family!! <3<3

Ashley said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can't believe it - blessings, blessings, blessings to you!!!

Ashley

Laurie said...

She is perfect! Congrats, I can't wait to follow your journey to bring her home.

Debberoo said...

Many congratulations!! Your daughter is sooooo sweet!

Our eldest daughter was also cared for by Chenzhou SWI and she came home in wonderful health and developmentally on target. The staff at Chenzhou do a great job and really love the children. We traveled in March 2006 with a group of 14 families (those were the days!) and 9 of the babies were from Chenzhou and all were in good health and 4 years later they are all beyond beautiful, happy, funny, kind, plain brilliant girls!

Half the Sky works at Chenzhou and I believe they make a huge difference in our children's lives. Once you are home with your daughter you can request her HTS progress report and if you are lucky may have an extra photo or two of her.

There is also a yahoo group for families with children from Chenzhou and you can get lots of good info on there.

Sorry to ramble on just so thrilled to see your beautiful Chenzhou daughter! Congratulations!!!!!

Ewa said...

COngratulation!! It's great to get news like that, she is perfect:)

Kim said...

YAY!!! YAY YAY YAY!!!! So happy for you and her! She's ADORABLE!!!

Anonymous said...

WOHOO!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!! I feel so bad for all of you that have had to wait so long! I celebrate with you in the announcement of your beautiful daughter from China!
Blessings & Joy,
Peggy (fellow RQr)

CM said...

Oh she is a cutie pie! Congrats, that's so exciting!

Tammie T. said...

She's BEAUTIFUL!! I am so happy for your family!

Buckeroomama said...

So happy for you!! She is beautiful. :)

Ashley Sisk said...

This is wonderful news. Congratulations!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Congratulations!! She is a doll baby!!! So very happy for you! Enjoy the amazing road that awaits you!!!

Love and Blessings,
Robin

Tisha said...

A breathtakingly, beautiful baby girl! Congratulations! I can't believe your wait is finally over. This is the same month that we received Kensington's referral three years ago. I'm sure you will be traveling to Hunan around the same time of year when we were there. The weather is beautiful then! I can't wait to follow you as you bring your baby HOME! A dream come true!!!!!!

Enjoy walking on air,
Tisha

Julie said...

Lisa!!! So very excited for you and your sweet family. She is a doll!!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

My sweet friend~ I know the joy your heart is filled with. I am so happy that the wait is coming quickly to an end. Soon, VERY VERY soon this beautiful little one will rest in your arms and this long road you have been on will end!

Much love!

Tina Michelle said...

How exciting for you all! She is adorable. My husband's name is Wen, I guess it is a common name in China. We named one of our daughters Brijet Caiwen to add his name in there and thought it was so cute. I look forward to reading more info on her!

Siobhan said...

Ohhh that is fantastic news...congrats to you and your family she is precious...and beautiful....Thanks for sharing...your journey has completely brought tears to my eyes...Happy ones...Again Congrats!!

Elle said...

Wonderful, happy news. Such a gorgeous baby. Love the beautiful name you selected. Long wait, happy ending and beginning. Congratulations, Family of Five!

Donna -N- Andrew said...

Congratulations! She is a cutie.
Donna

♥Cari♥ said...

Congrats!! That's so exciting!

Mimi said...

Oh Lisa, WONDERFUL news!
Congratulations, what a beautiful little girl.
I've been away and just logged in - sooooo excited for you!

EllieNat said...

PRECIOUS!

Alyson and Ford said...

Congrats many times over and over!! I am so happy for your family.

Alyzabeth's Mommy

(I linked your blog on ours with a picture, if you do not wish me to do that, let me know and I will change it)

Pickel said...

She is beautiful and I hope your travels are safe. Good luck!

La-La-Liene said...

She is absolutely precious! Congrats on getting your referral!!!

Elly Yang said...

She is a cutie! Look at those eyes. Congrats! So happy for you and your family.

JinXiu said...

Congrartulations

what an amazing and special day

the wait was so worth it. she is perfect

I am so happy for you

i cant wait to follow you on your amazing journey

all the best for a speedy and safe trip

i just returned from 2 weeks in california. lots of pictures to edit, sleep to catch up on and laundry to do.

just checking some of my favorite blogs

jenbusymom said...

Oh Lisa! I was just checking in quickly and saw your news! I'm so over the moon for you, she's just beautiful! Can't wait to see her in your arms!

CC said...

Hurray, hurray, hurray, hurray!!!!!!!!!!!!